About The Sustainian

The Sustainian is a market guide for leaders. On a regular basis, we will serve as a catalyst for the leadership you need to survive and thrive in a challenging world. It will serve as a guide to the new reality by connecting and communicating the best global ideas and solutions to build a sustainable future – helping you navigate a market space that is as turbulent as it is expanding of new opportunities.

We are an offspring of the Global Opportunity Explorer by Sustainia, a leading sustainability advisory group. Since 2009 Sustainia has developed the world’s largest platform of 4,500 sustainable solutions researched with 17,000 business leaders taking part. Sustainia has identified how 17 Global Goals can be turned into 55 new markets and hundreds of breakthrough solutions, thus accelerating action towards a greener and fairer future.

The Management

The Sustainian’s journey is led by founder of Sustainia Erik Rasmussen and former CNN news anchor Ralitsa Vassileva. With their strong experience in media, sustainability and business they are leading a powerful team of dedicated journalists, researchers and change-makers.

Erik Rasmussen


Ralitsa Vassileva

Managing Editor

Rasmus Schjødt Pedersen


Advisory Board 

Spanning diverse backgrounds, the members of The Sustainian’s Advisory Board all share a passion for sustainability, digitalization and breakthrough business opportunities. As global thought leaders, the members will contribute with articles and serve as strategic knowledge partners to ensure the highest standards in terms of quality and relevance.

Michael Møller

Director-General, UN Office Geneva

Ulrik Haagerup

Founder & CEO, Constructive Institute

Steen Hildebrandt

Professor Emeritus, Aarhus University

Bertrand Piccard

Adventurer & Founder, Solar Impulse Foundation

Mark Minevich

Author and Strategist, Digitalization and AI

Dr. Henrik Madsen


Lise Kingo

CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Mette Morsing

Professor & Director, CBS & Stockholm School of Economics

Dr. Jack Reynolds

Executive Director, University of Cambridge

John Elkington

CEO & Founder, Volans & SustainAbility

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