Tim Wieringa
People Transformation Director - Hive17
Tim's introduction

I am a change management practitioner with more than 12 years of experience in this field. In this context I have accompanied various initiatives to drive operational excellence, to improve cross-silo collaboration, and strengthen leadership qualities. In addition, I accompanied companies to establish new strategies, values and behaviours with the result to nudge cultures.

With Hive17, I focus on supporting companies along their sustainability journey. Key questions are how are the targets & strategies implemented across the organisation? And how can we create a culture that leads to success in sustainability.

What brought you to sustainability?

When growing up in Switzerland in the 1980s, sustainability was already a big topic and since then the country has implemented a strong nature and environment focus. This has impacted my personality and as a result I treasure our planet, its flora and fauna and I am motivated to protect and nurture it.

Later in my career as part of operational excellence, I was also involved in large energy saving initiatives. This experience fostered my belief that sustainability has always a huge positive impact on the profit of organisations.

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

With Hive17, we are supporting the implementation of sustainability strategies and accompanying the organisation and its employees along the journey.

As part of these initiatives, we also focus on creating new mindsets, behaviours and cultures.

In order to facilitate successful sustainability journeys, we need effective teams to support these. 'Enabling teams to give their best' is another theme within Hive17 where we guide taksforce teams and leadership teams.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

There are two major challenges:

- Business owners believe that following sustainability comes with costs; there is a lack of awareness of huge business benefits and opportunities.

- Companies often have a singular focus on sustainability reporting (compliance); in my experience, any report has the objective to guide improvement activities. And the same goes for sustainability reporting: this helps to identify where we can create impact and it guides our action.

What are you most proud of?

That I turned a pure energy cost saving initiative into a sustainability focused initiative.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  1. Create visions that benefit the planet, people and profit - only the combination will create lasting success.
  2. Listen to people's concerns and take them seriously - for them, these concerns are real and we need to understand and address them.
  3. Start to act!
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Kick Start Help
  • Best Practices sharing
  • Experience Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
Please describe how you could help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?

I want to inspire people with the big business opportunity which is created with a sustainability focus.

Tim's 3 main sustainability skills

Change / Excellence / Vision

Countries where Tim can help you

Europe and APAC, and especially Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam

Tim kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.