Bloggers Floris van Hees and Ivar Smits

Sailors for Sustainability Floris en Ivar

Sailors for Sustainability: sailing around the world...exploring and raising awareness of successful solutions to sustainability issues along the way. The sailors share their adventures with ABN AMRO every month. An inspiring overview of their contributions in the past year.

Ivar Smits is the skipper of sail ship Lucipara2. Having sailed all his life, Ivar has over twenty years’ experience as a sailing instructor. He trained as a business engineer, as a communications expert and as a sustainability leader. Until shortly before embarking, Ivar worked for the Sustainability Department at AkzoNobel.

Floris van Hees is co-skipper and took a number of courses to bone up on his sailing. He trained as a lawyer and specialised in human rights and democracy. Floris then joined Clifford Chance as a lawyer and recently launched a project, which gives civil society organisations access to free legal advice.