"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
Jacqueline Cramer is Professor of Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University, a Strategic Advisor at the Utrecht Sustainability Institute, and a Member of the Amsterdam Economic Board with a focus on circular economy implementation. Dr. Cramer is also the Director of the consultancy firm ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Strategy and Innovation Consulting’. Previously, Dr. Cramer was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party from February 2007 – February 2010. Besides being university professor since 1990 her background is primarily related to industry and business - working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
She was, and still is, a member of various international and national advisory boards of government, industry and non-profit organizations. For instance she was a Crown Member of the Dutch Social-Economic Council, a Member of the Advisory Board of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Netherlands), and a member of the non-executive board of Shell Netherlands, ASN Bank and Finance for Development Bank. She is presently among others Chairman of the Plastic Soup Foundation and the ESCo (Energy Service Companies) Netherlands network.