Impacting the environment, society and contributing to climate change are at the heart of Hendrik's daily life

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Hendrik Meyer, a graduate of the Master in International Business & Management was awarded the Green Ambassador Certificate at Hanze UAS. He received the Phase 4 certificate, which means that not only did his graduation project revolve around a sustainable research topic, but he also pursued "green" topics outside the official curriculum. Impacting the environment, society and contributing to climate change are at the heart of his daily life, both in his professional and student life. Therefore, being awarded the Green Ambassador certificate is more than well deserved.

In his private life, Hendrik has already completely renovated and energy-efficiently converted two flats himself and now rents them out. In addition to the flats he has already rented out, he has developed a concept for 50 sustainable single-family homes and this concept is currently being reviewed by the city in order to implement it if necessary. Furthermore, he was instrumental in the planning getting a 7.2 MW wind turbine and 5 ha photovoltaic plant built on its property, for which the contracts have already been signed.

Sustainable Development Goals

Hendrik's goal is to contribute to all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals at some point in his life. At this rate, he is well on his way to achieving just that. His thesis also contributed to this, as his research question shows: 'How can Ernst & Young Germany create more Transparency regarding ESG Scoring Models for Sustainable Real Estate in Portfolio Analysis to offer German Clients more ESG Transparency when investing in the UK?'

Working on energy transition

Hendrik has successfully completed his thesis and he now works as Project Manager Acquisition at Qualitas Energy where he focuses on project management of wind energy projects. Hendrik: "Working here is my next step, the next phase to make my contribution to the energy transition".