Program Manager, Natural Capital
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
As public professional Martin Lok has dedicated his professional life to two passions: a quest for sustainability and love for the public cause and administration. With a conviction that good results can only be achieved if processes are good and respect all interests involved.
Currently, Martin Lok is working as Program Manager Natural Capital at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ). His ambition is to achieve an inclusive green growth that incorporates natural capital in all decision-making and systems of businesses, governments and the financial sector. To achieve this ambition – according to Martin Lok – cross-sectoral and action-oriented collaboration are essential ingredients for the societal changes that are needed. Therefore, he has initiated several collaborative policy-tracks that focus on incorporating natural capital in decision making. Policy-tracks that have been developed and are implemented in close cooperation with partners ranging from business and finance to governments and conservation organizations.
Martin Lok has a Master in Forestry (Wageningen University) and a Master in the History of Arts (Leiden University).