Marty Smits

Chair of the Board of Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie)

Marty Smits is the chair of the board of NGO Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie). Milieudefensie is leading the fight for Climate Justice in The Netherlands. It mobilizes citizens and engages with corporations and politicians. Recently it won a court case against Royal Dutch Shell to force the company to make its agenda Paris Proof.

Marty Smits is a former partner at Boston Consulting Group where he was part of the management team in The Netherlands and lead the Consumer Goods and Technology practices. He was one of the founders of BCG’s global sustainability practice. Currently Marty is an impact entrepreneur. He founded low cost solar company Sosimple ( to accelerate the shift to renewable energy in South Africa.