Koen Boon

Koen Boon

Director Europe at the Sustainability Consortium, The Netherlands

Koen Boone is employed by Agricultural Economics Research Institute part of Wageningen University and Research Centre. He is Director Europe of the Sustainability Consortium (TSC). TSC (www.sustainabilityconsortium.org) develops and standardizes methods to measure sustainability on product level together with more than 100 global NGO’s, universities and companies. Before joining TSC, Koen led a research/statistical unit of about 80 FTE monitoring Sustainability of Dutch agriculture. Koen has nearly 15 years of experience on measuring sustainability on all kind of levels (product, company, farm, sector). He worked with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on the development of GRI guidelines for sustainability reporting for the Food Processing Industry, developed a sustainability scan for the agribusiness and developed a website to measure sustainability of Dutch agriculture in a very detailed and quantitative way (www.agrimatie.nl).

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Session Details

Speaker at: Parallel Session 1 “IT, Transparency & Market Access”
Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Mezzoon Ballroom 4

Session Description

Parallel sessions on several hot topics, with keynote speakers and expert panelists, discussing thought provoking ideas and debating controversial concepts.

How can supply chains monitor and control responsible sourcing. How can we monitor progress toward sustainability in agriculture? What are the roles of government, technology and science?

Science as Foundation for Measuring Sustainability Indicators on Farms.