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Ron Soonieus

Biography

Ron is a founding partner at Camunico and a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group. He is passionate about creating long term value through corporate culture, strategy and governance - without losing sight of short term demands. Ron’s key areas of expertise include strategic sustainability, strategy development, corporate governance, leadership behaviour and organisational culture.

Ron has extensive experience in leadership gained through roles in the executive management and boards of public and privately-owned companies throughout Europe, Middle East, India, United States and South America. He has served organisations in a variety of industries including financial services, private equity, high tech, manufacturing, logistics, ICT, professional services and various non-profit institutions.

Ron studied international management and business administration at the university of Huddersfield (United Kingdom) and INSEAD (France), and is an alumnus of the INSEAD non-executive directors program. In addition to Camunico, Ron is a Director in Residence with INSEAD and he acts as non-executive for various organisations.

He has contributed to books and written articles for a number of publications including Harvard Business Review, the (Dutch) Financial Times, Management Scope, Radix - Think Tank for the Radical Centre and Board Agenda.

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Climate Change Gets Up Close and Personal for Board Members

Ron Soonieus

Shell’s directors are the first to face legal action for mismanaging climate risk. Two new INSEAD reports offer advice to board members seeking to avoid the same fate.

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Leading Climate Strategy From the Board

R. Soonieus, L. Besland, A. Breeden

Many boards fail to walk the talk when it comes to fighting climate change. Here are some straightforward solutions for directors.
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The Sustainability Imperative for the Legal Profession

N. C. Smith, R. Soonieus

Lawyers should step up to help the world seize its “last best chance”.

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How Boards Can Steer Companies to “Build Back Better”

N. Craig Smith & Ron Soonieus

The momentum for sustainability is strong despite misgivings over current financial strains. Few businesses can afford to ignore it.

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Sustainability and the Five Archetypes of Boardroom Behaviour

N. Craig Smith & Ron Soonieus

When it comes to "walking the talk" of sustainability, the type of board directors matters.
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What’s Stopping Boards from Taking Action on Sustainability?

N. Craig Smith & Ron Soonieus

Boards need to look past the low-hanging fruit and start making tough decisions.