Geanne van Arkel

Geanne van Arkel is Head of Sustainable Development at Interface for the EMEA region. She has a creative, strategic approach for embedding sustainability within organizations and is working for Interface since 2003. She sees sustainable development as a key driver for innovation, believing in cross-sectoral cooperation to realize a low carbon, both circular and bio-based economy. Creating sustainable value by addressing both ecological and societal issues in inclusive business models, related to the core business of a company is the only way to thrive. Therefore she is using the holistic approach of both biomimicry, The Natural Step and The Blue Economy. In her opinion sustainability is about applying a new set of values so you can start to see success through a fresh pair of eyes. It’s about building a future resilient business while contributing to a better world through addressing the Sustainable Development Goals.