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RZ. Research. Management. Communication. is a small independent advisory company owned and operated by Ruben Zondervan.

Ruben Zondervan is an experienced specialist in research management, science-policy, public affairs and strategic consultancy, research policy, and communications, and a policy analyst particularly in the area of governance and sustainable development and emerging technologies.

In addition to his work as “mercenary for science and sustainability” through RZ. Research. Management. Communication., he also serves as the executive director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, and has a day-job in strategic consulting. He currently also is on the board of D66 Zaanstad Wormerland, and is director of the Earth System Governance Foundation.

Ruben served as the Executive Director or the Earth System Governance Project – a global research alliance, from 2007 to August 2019. In this role, he has been instrumental in its development from a classic but ambitious research project into a dynamic and thriving international network of people and institutions, working on fundamental and applied research, teaching and capacity building, as well as advocacy and consultancy.

In addition to numerous ex-officio appointments, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) (2017-2019), academic director of the ReSET Programme “Governance of Global Environmental Change” (2011-2014), and advisor to universities, research projects, and policy processes.

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