The Shift is the Belgian sustainability community. As the national contact point for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and for B Corp, The Shift brings together over 560 companies, NGOs, public and academic institutions. Its platform of diverse organizations has one common goal: to actively work together towards a more sustainable economy and society, by stimulating partnerships and helping co-create sustainable business models. The diversity of its members makes The Shift unique in Europe and in the world.
At the very core of its activities, The Shift aims to assess natural, social and human value alongside financial value to provide more meaningful information in order to make better strategic decisions. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals act as guiding principles, the young generations help challenge the status quo.
Each year, the Belgian community defines four focus areas. For now, these are:
Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges