For many years, Jan Rotmans, an inspired professor of transition studies and sustainability, has been committed to realizing a fair and sustainable society. Boldly he keeps telling people that it is not enough merely to study or identify trends and shifts in society. As a progressor he manages to translate theories of transition into concrete action and advice for businesses, governments and organizations, both at home and abroad. Taking issues beyond the level of thinking and talking, he pursues actual social change and greater respect for the human dimension in a new order. To this end, he set up different organizations – ICIS, Urgenda, DRIFT, Nederland Kantelt and Zorgeloos – aimed at translating transition theory into practice.