Rens van Tilburg (1974) is member and managing director of the Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL), a network of eminent academics of different Dutch universities. The SFL contributes to a more sustainable financial sector by providing fresh thinking and providing a platform for discussion with the sector, policymakers, supervisors and the broader public. The secretariat of SFL is located at the University of Utrecht School of Economics.

Before Rens worked in the European Parliament, the Dutch Parliament, as an advisor to the Dutch government and at the Centre for Research on Multinational Companies (SOMO). Rens is a frequent commentator on financial issues, from sustainable finance to the eurocrisis, in the Dutch media and has a regular column in the largest daily quality newspaper.

Recently Rens has published on the financial risk of the carbon bubble and the effects of the large Dutch financial sector on the rest of the economy.