Who we are
Let’s work together
We are always looking for new partners and associates who are passionate about sustainable development and want to apply their skills to help others embrace the Sustainability Goals.
Working together we can make a difference!
Michael Oosten, MSc
michael [at] goal17.eco
Michael is a senior advisor with extensive experience in governance, risk management, compliance, corporate responsibility, sustainability, and IT-related fields. He has a proven track record of leading diverse teams to deliver positive and sustainable impacts, improve efficiency, reduce risks, and enhance customer satisfaction.
Michael is a creative visionary and problem solver, an experienced advisor, and a skilled process improver with a wide range of organizational, technical, and process skills. He is committed to sustainability, long-term thinking, and security and privacy, and he excels at solving complex organizational problems.
Michael’s ability to apply his knowledge and experience in a wide range of subjects in a innovative ways makes him a valuable asset to any organization.
GRI Certified Implementation Consultant
OCEG Certified GRC Auditor (GRCA)
ServiceNow Certified IRM Implementation Specialist
OCEG Certified GRC Professional (GRCP)
ISO 27001 Certified Implementer
Six Sigma Black Belt
Paul Smart, MSc
paul [at] goal17.eco
Paul is a versatile senior executive with over 20 years of experience leading large-scale product development and transformation projects across various industries. He is an expert problem solver and critical thinker who excels in strategic planning and implementation. Paul is skilled in project and program management, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and cultivating high trust relationships.
He has a strong background in product and innovation management, as well as a deep understanding of lean agile mindset and practices. Paul is a customer-centric design thinker who is passionate about line management and coaching, with excellent financial numeracy skills managing budgets of £10m+. With Paul’s expertise, he can help any organization achieve its goals and deliver successful outcomes.
colin [at] goal17.eco
Colin is an experienced IT architect with a proven track record of driving process improvement and delivery in both software development and infrastructure provisioning. He excels at transforming and implementing IT solutions based on modern, secure, and dynamic cloud services and sustainable IT frameworks, leading to financial and sustainable benefits for organizations that can be reflected in their ESG reports.
Colin is well-presented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He has the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders, resources, and suppliers at all levels with patience, tact, and diplomacy. Colin can remain calm and focused under pressure and work within strict deadlines. With Colin’s expertise, any organization can improve their IT processes and drive sustainable benefits while maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.