what, why & how

sustainable solutions

WHAT WE DO AND WHY
Dirk de Jager Sustainable Solutions is an international organisation that facilitates sustainable mobility, clean energy and urban development in emerging economies and developing countries. Our primary focus is on projects that have a strong positive impact on local society.

There is a world to gain – literally and figuratively – in emerging and developing regions. By sharing knowledge with local partners significant progress can be made in reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality, accessibility and overall quality of life. The local population will benefit

through better health and social emancipation. But these changes also will have a global impact. Sharing our knowledge and know-how is both an opportunity and a responsibility for the Western world.

HOW WE WORK
Sustainable Solutions acts as partner in all phases of a project: from problem analysis, to developing a solution, to implementation. We actively seek collaboration with Dutch and international partners that complement each other.

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WHO

DIRK DE JAGER

I started my career in 1989 as project leader for an alliance of local trade unions, farmers’ organisations, international research agencies and the international trade union IUF. My brief was to strengthen the position of plantation workers and small farmers in the cocoa industry. In four years’ time I worked in Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Malay, Hungary and the US. My work formed the starting point for the production of Fair Trade chocolate.

In 1993 I became project leader for the European trade union EFC-IUF. I travelled to nearly all EU countries to advise on the development of European work councils at multinationals in the food industry.

After seven years abroad, I relocated to Amsterdam in 1996 to work as an executive at the Dutch trade union FNV in Amsterdam.

I combined this with a committee membership for SOMO, an international foundation that investigates multinationals.

From 2002 to 2014 I worked as alderman in the Amsterdam boroughs Westerpark and West, where I was responsible for transport, public space, sustainability and the development of two residential areas. In that period I created room for cyclists, pedestrians, children and flora.

In 2014 I started Sustainable Solutions because I believe in approaching man in relation to his surroundings. The central thought in my work is that improvements in the physical environment always affect social conditions. Think globally, act locally. Feel locally, act globally.

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our projects

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Sustainable lighting (Ecuador)

Sustainable lighting (Ecuador)

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Netherlands Bicycle Partnership

Netherlands Bicycle Partnership

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contact

DIRK DE JAGER

WATERSPIEGELPLEIN 36

1051PB AMSTERDAM

THE NETHERLANDS

PHONE +31 6 51690384

info@sustainable-solutions.nl
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