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We are a small organisation with extensive expertise and a global network of experts from various disciplines, focusing on the governance (‘HOW?’) of sustainable development.

Who we are & what we do

Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD) is a-not-for-profit think-tank and advisory network registered in 2000, based in Brussels and The Hague, with associates in Berlin, Budapest, Oslo, Vienna and Zurich. PS4SD combines the expertise and experience with governance, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement of its founders Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy and their associates Andreas Versmann, Francesca Valentini, Laszlo Pinter, Jill Jaeger, Jan-Gustav Strandenaes and Roel in ‘t Veld.

In our work we develop new solutions for the stumbling blocks that governments, civil society, science and business are facing in their attempts to move towards sustainable societies. We focus on governance (how to organise change, with metagovernance as a modern approach); impact assessment (how to assess success or failure, how to combine environmental and sustainability assessments); stakeholder engagement (how to influence governmental decisions and how to get governments to participate in stakeholders’ sustainable innovation arrangements). 

Louis Meuleman

Founder | Director

Bio

Sustainability (meta)governance, SDGs, public management, participation; member UNCEPA & EEA Scientific. Comm., visiting prof. public governance, Leuven

Ingeborg Niestroy

Founder | Director

Bio

Sustainability governance, SDGs, geography of sustainability, science-policy interface, transdisciplinarity, impact assessment, stakeholder involvement

Andreas Versmann

Associate

Bio

Environmental law, circular economy, participatory methods, training, design and moderation of workshops, peer to peer learning and exchange

Francesca Valentini

Researcher

Bio

SDGs, environmental law & psychology, water management, human rights, vulnerability & forced displacement 

Jill Jäger

Associate

Bio

Senior specialist on integrated sustainability assessment, vulnerability to climate change, and sustainability science

László Pintér

Associate

Bio

Professor and Head of Dept. of Env. Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Vienna;  Senior Fellow and former program Director, IISD, Winnipeg, Canada

Jan-Gustav Strandenaes

Associate

Bio

Sustainability (meta)governance, SDGs, public management, participation; member UNCEPA & EEA Scientific. Comm., visiting prof. public governance, Leuven

Roel in ‘t Veld

Associate

Bio

Public governance, sustainable development, education governance, knowledge democracy, science-policy relations

Andreas Versmann

Associate

Bio

SDGs, environmental law & psychology, water management, human rights, vulnerability & forced displacement  francesca.valentini@ps4sd.eu

André C. S. Batalhão

Researcher

Bio

Sustainability Assessment, Sustainability Indicators, ESG, Sustainable Construction, and Sustainable Organizations

Andreas Versmann

Associate

Bio

SDGs, environmental law & psychology, water management, human rights, vulnerability & forced displacement  francesca.valentini@ps4sd.eu

In focus

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Tallinn Peer Review

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