Mr. Dr. Bonne van Hattum has been an Associate Professor at Nyenrode Business University since September 2023, she’s affiliated with the Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship. From 2010, she was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Additionally, since 2006, she has acted as a guest lecturer for institutions including Leiden University, the former Eggens institute of UvA, Kerckebosch and the Academy for Legal Practice. In 2017, she obtained her doctorate from the UvA, specializing in private law, focusing on the resolution of duty of care claims. This interdisciplinary research aimed to find more effective resolutions for issues surrounding retail products and services in financial markets.
Van Hattum has always aimed to combine academia with practical experience to serve society’s desired interaction between the two as optimally as po9ssible. Besides being a scholar, she has worked in law firms, regulatory bodies, consulting, and the banking sector. Presently, in addition to her role as a scholar, she serves as a strategic advisor through her own enterprise, The Evaluators. This organization addresses concerns related to sustainability standards and other societal open norms such as duty of care and integrity, handling supervision, politics, group actions, and mass claims. In her capacity as a consultant, she often serves on the Supervisory Board of organizations aligning with her profile and is available for hire as a speaker or moderator. Furthermore, she is actively engaged in politics as a councilmember at the Municipality of Hilversum, using her political insights, network, and experience to enrich her consultancy practice and academic role.
Van Hattum is a part of the Faculty Expertise Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship. She is involved in civil-law education, primarily in Business and Law and Principles of Law. She also mentors students in the full-time MBA program focusing on Circular Economy and Sustainable Development. Additionally, she participates in research projects aligned with her expertise in supervision, mass claims, group actions and how organizations handle open norms, such as integrity, societal care and duty of care. An example of this is the research on the role of law and enforcement in the sustainability of logistic chains, conducted from late 2023.
Van Hattum leads (multidisciplinary) research projects in the domains of private law, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, supervision, liabilities, reputational damage, groups actions, and mass claims. One aspect of her research explores the extent to which group actions and mass claims can contribute to promoting the desired behavior of the government and the corporate sector as envisioned by society.
Van Hattum frequently publishes in both academic journals and mainstream media on societal complex issues, often referred to as wicked problems. Examples include: the childcare benefits affair, Groningen gas extraction, structured insurance policies, interest rate derivatives, climate actions, nitrogen issues, and group actions in general.
Van Hattum is distinctive and successful in proactively helping to sustainably love socially complex issues for organizations. She easily bridges the legal discipline with others such as economics, communications and quantitatively driven disciplines related to ICT and risk management. She operat3es at the intersection of corporate affairs, governance, compliance, legal affairs and risk management. Through her triad: politics-science-practice, she contributes in a distinctive way to finding solutions to the pressing issues that matter to humanity now and in the near future, to offer a sustainable future.
Van Hattum is married and has three children, living in Hilversum amidst forest and heathland. She greatly appreciates nature and aims to preserve it for future generations. She is also a culture enthusiast, both through her involvement in politics and her personal practise of music (playing the viola). Her husband and daughter play the violin, her eldest son plays the piano, and her youngest son plays the cello. Science and culture are closely intertwined for her, providing the necessary depth, reflection, and creativity in life to encourage the development of ingenuity and tackle wicked problems, such as those arising from accelerated climate change.