Herman Mulder

Herman Mulder is Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He also served as Senior Executive Vice-President, head of the Group Risk Management and co-chair of the Group Risk Committee at ABN AMRO Bank. Mr. Mulder, the initiator of the Equator Principles in 2002, is a writer and speaker on a wide range of sustainable development issues.

Twenty years after the Brundtland Report asserted it was in the common interest of all peoples and nations to establish policies for sustainable development, the pace of sustainability is finally accelerating. Notwithstanding a number of serious political and security issues that politicians are struggling to effectively address, the case for sustainability in a global context has become more apparent, and even mainstreamed in some countries, during the last few years.