Between 1990 and 2013 Bert de Vries was a senior scientist at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL, formerly MNP and RIVM). He was a member of the TARGETS- and IMAGE-teams on Global Change Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) and has contributed to modelling and scenario construction for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Between 2003 and 2013 he was Professor of Global Change and Energy at Utrecht University. His research expertise and publications are in resource and energy analysis, modelling and policy; climate and global change modelling; and complex systems modelling for sustainable development. As member of the Sustainable Finance Lab he is engaged in research on the relationship between sustainability and the financial system.