Global Head of Sustainability Advisory
KPMG in the Netherlands
Barend van Bergen is a partner at KPMG in the Netherlands and Global Head of Sustainability Advisory. He has over 18 years of experience in advising companies on climate change and sustainability, working across a wide of range of sectors in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Barend led the development of KPMG’s True Value methodology, a tool that enables companies to quantify their societal value creation and build it into the decision-making process. He has also authored several KPMG publications on sustainability, including A New Vision of Value, the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed Expect the Unexpected. He also established KPMG International’s Global Center of Excellence for Climate Change & Sustainability, which he led between 2011 and 2013. Barend actively participates in industry dialogue, where he acts as an external liaison for KPMG with key partner organizations, such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Engineering degree in Technical Business Administration, TU Eindhoven