In addition to the candidates that had presented themselves, the dealteam brought several other parties to the table. The decisive factor in choosing Censo, an initiative of passionate entrepreneurs and sustainability experts, was its full focus on anything energy transition-related. It is Censo’s mission to make sure that the Dutch business world is carbon neutral by 2030. A hefty statement, carrying great responsibility, in which De Duurzame Adviseurs will be an important linking pin. “Mere paper will make no company any more sustainable. We are really happy to be able to carry out our action-driven consultancy model even better, without running into the limits of our ambition”, Nick van Moerkerk responds. Like Thijs Lindhout, he will remain actively involved after the transaction.
More and more companies are making a step towards sustainability out of conviction and ideology, whereas previously, laws and regulations were the primary drivers. “That is a real turning point”, Jeffrey Scholtens states. “You’ll see ever more individual initiatives to put sustainability on a company’s agenda. Businesses in the sustainability industry will have an increasing role to play, as this topic will be high on the agenda for years to come. As a consequence, they have a strong appeal to buyers in the market, aiming to realise their growth ambitions.”