In conversation with Anita Lettink: “If it’s good enough for today, is it good enough for tomorrow?”

Anita Lettink joined SMC as a partner on 1 September 2021. Anita has extensive experience in the boardroom, both as a consultant and as a director. She will strengthen SMC with her knowledge of workforce strategy and technology. SMC partner Albert Jan Stam interviewed her about her career, her vision on strategy, HR and the importance of new technology.

A sustainable strategy requires courage and entrepreneurship in the boardroom

Sustainability requires that companies themselves improve on environmental, social and governance (ESG) to have an impact on the environment and society. Sustainability is not an additional achievement, but it takes fundamental attention and effort. Companies have to take the lead in this. They cannot wait for governments to impose regulation of taxes that indirectly steer motives.