About us

The driving motor behind Futureproofed.

At Futureproofed we bring people together who share a common purpose: fight climate change. We think it is possible, we know it must be done. We’re focused on changing what we can change, as much as we can, using the best possible tools.

But we also want to be as true as we can. Because we love what we do, enthusiasm comes naturally. What drives many of us can maybe be ascribed to a mix of activism, inspiration, business sense, emotional intelligence, science-based thoroughness, nerdy knowledge and independency.

We love life as it is. We have daily Fika’s (obligatory tea/coffee breaks ), which we may or may not enjoy on the rooftop of our building, where we share our stories or frustrations. We just love to see our customers making a difference! You’ll find us celebrating these successes as regulars in ‘Café Sport’ in Leuven.

We believe we can help build a fossil-free future in which hundreds of thousands of local jobs are added that cannot be outsourced or replaced by AI; where citizens experience more prosperity, comfort and quality of life and in which cities become more livable, more resilient and more attractive.


You can’t have a climate conversation without cities being part of it.

Tom Osdoba, partner & advisor at Climate-KIC

About us

Working for tomorrow since 1999.

We care about driving cities and businesses to be more attractive and futureproofed.

The story of Futureproofed began in 1999 with ‘Umwelt’, the company started by Serge de Gheldere. In 2000, the name changed to ‘Futureproofed’ and the main activity was the sales of ecodesign. This quickly moved towards consultancy, and, in 2007, three partners joined Serge. Their mission: help stop climate change. They collaborated successfully with companies and cities. This success is based on Futureproofed’s vision: “We believe that the climate change challenges bring about unprecedented opportunity for people, cities, and businesses to thrive. In fact, we believe the biggest business opportunity in a century is knocking on our door”.


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