Future-proofing for cities, business and individuals, with Serge de Gheldere
Serge de Gheldere is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Serge is CEO and co-founder at Futureproofed, a company driven by the belief that a sustainable, fossil-free future is a better, more attractive future. Serge believes that it’s within our power to reverse the climate crisis and build a fossil-free, circular economy. Taking action represents the biggest business opportunity of the century, and action will sort the winners from losers both in business and amongst cities and nations.
Serge co-founded Futureproofed, a leading sustainability and climate action company serving both cities and businesses with a digital tool to collaborate, develop, monitor, and implement their climate plans. FutureproofedCities is currently trusted and used by 140 European municipalities.
Serge is an avid speaker taking the stage at global events such as TEDxFlanders and Innovation Summit, and appearing in publications like The World Magazine and DETIJD. He’s given hundreds of lectures in cities all over the world including - Stanford, Yale, Tsinghua Beijing, India, Dubai, Togo, Budapest - on the choices we face regarding climate change and the opportunity of a sustainable economy.
Serge trained as an engineer in Leuven (B) and in Delft (NL) and worked for Baxter Healthcare for 7 years—including 15 months abroad in Chicago, Illinois, USA.