OPENING DOORS AND OPENING MINDS
Roebyem Anders was sustainable before the word was ever coined. She studied economics and political science at the UVA and went to London to work on environmental economics. She did work on clean energy for the World Bank, the International Energy Agency and BP among others. She does not shy away from special jobs, so she helped De Telegraaf -behind the scenes of course, because it does not fit with the asphalt image-to become the most sustainable media company in the Netherlands
Roebyem’s creative enterpreneurship shows in all the initiatives she has developed and made successful. She is co-initiator of the School Rooftop Revolution Foundation with the aim of filling thousands of empty roofs in schools with solar panels. She initiated the Rental Roof Revolution: way to convert millions of rental houses to solar energy. And she recently set up Zonnext, a platform for approved second-hand panels. Furthermore, Roebyem started a process to train refugees to become installers for solar panels.
Together with her daughter Rosa, she was trained by Al Gore to become a Climate Reality Leader, with the aim of spreading the importance of taking action against climate change as two generations. She knows how to win people over and open doors that remain closed to others. Very educational for every entrepreneur and leader!