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Koen van Bommel is Associate Professor of Organization Theory & Corporate Sustainability at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Koen van Bommel obtained his PhD in Management from Warwick Business School. During his doctoral studies, he also conducted research at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in Evanston, IL. Prior to becoming a researcher, Koen van Bommel was a sustainability consultant at KPMG.

Koen is particularly interested in sustainable business models, circular economy, the tensions and paradoxes around corporate sustainability and sustainability/integrated reporting. Koen van Bommel’s work has appeared in journals such as Organization Studies, Organization, Organization & Environment, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Journal of Business Ethics as well as in several books.


Taking an organization and management theory perspective, his research focuses in particular on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate sustainability as well as on the broader relationship between business and society.


Koen van Bommel’s teaching activities include courses at the Bachelor and Master level, for instance on organization theory, management & organization, CSR and management consulting, as well as the supervision of Bachelor and Master theses.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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