Maurits Groen


Maurits Groen is co-founder of WakaWaka, a social enterprise producing efficient solar LED lights and chargers with the aim of generating a sustainable impact in developing countries. WakaWaka aims to ensure that people in remote and rural areas have access to the sun’s energy instead of dangerous and unhealthy kerosene lamps for lighting their homes. 


For over thirty years Maurits has been active as a consultant on sustainability policy and communication strategy, connecting people and organisations in order to work towards sustainable solutions. In 2015, Maurits Groen was awarded the title of the Netherlands’ ‘Most sustainable person of the year’ (number 1 in the Trouw Sustainable Top 100 in the Netherlands).