Except Integrated Sustainability
Except Integrated sustainability.
Flourish in a changing world.
Multi-disciplinary consulting, innovation and development organization working on advanced sustainability projects around the globe.

Rachel Visser

Executive Assistant

Rachel Visser
Rachel Visser
Rachel Visser

Guilty Pleasure: Cupcakes, kittens and Skyrim. In any given order.
Enjoys: long walks on the beach, especially when it's windy, climbing, music.

Areas of expertise:

  • Communications
  • Event organizing
  • Copywriting
  • Translations

Location: Rotterdam


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Rachel works to support Except's director with concise communication, copywriting, management assistance and events, making things run like clockwork.

For years, Rachel wanted to make a difference, but never knew in which direction to take the first step. Getting acquainted with Except turned her notion of sustainability from a vague and idealistic into a tangible and workable methodology. Except's straightforward concepts and hands-on approach enable anyone with a passion for change to start making that difference. Through assisting Tom, Rachel hopes to do her part and to take her first steps towards a better, sustainable future.


Trade mission Detroit

Mar 01, 2018, Launch of Detroit Urban Regen

In cooperation with the Dutch Foreign Office we  organized the trade mission to Detroit of May 2015 for over 25 organizations. The program established new permanent business partnerships of Dutch agri- and horticulture, and innovation companies with their American business, governmental and community development counterparts. Detroit, a  former powerhouse of the automotive industry, has suffered  from deindustrialization, a decline in population, an increase in crime, and general  decay. Yet, Detroit is a city full of resources and opportunities.

The event launched Detroit Urban Regen which aims to  revitalize  the city using smart agricultural solutions and creating a new biobased industry.  22 written pledges of commitment where secured, adding to the existing 15 international partners for Detroit Urban Regen.


MSC Datahub

May 02, 2016, Data-ecosystem concept for the Marine Stewardship Council

We worked with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on a new data management program to allow them to grow to thousands of sustainable fisheries around the world, sustainably.

The MSC is a growing organization in an increasingly data-driven world, seeking to improve, expand and streamlining its data-facilities to handle the growth of their certification program. Together we developed a vision and concept using systemic analysis, a co-creation session on-site with 13 MSc employees and 6 partners and stakeholders. The concept demonstrates an innovative data hub as precondition for growth and healthy future operations.


Sustainable Urban Districts - 2015 Global Review - WWF

Mar 01, 2018, New strategies from 11 exemplary settlements