As a member of the Rabobank Managing Board, Berry Marttin is responsible for International Rural & Retail Banking, Leasing, Sustainability, Rabobank Foundation and Banking for Food Inspiration Center RG (B4FIC).
Heleen van den Hombergh has been working at IUCN Netherlands Committee as learning coordinator and advisor agrocommodity governance, mainly on soy/plant protein, palm oil and biofuels.
Heleen van den Hombergh is a forestry scientist by training with a PhD in environmental/political science. She was responsible for international environment/trade networks on at Oxfam Novib (2002-2007) and since 2007 has been working at IUCN Netherlands Committee as learning coordinator and senior advisor agrocommodity governance, mainly on soy/plant protein, palm oil and biofuels. She heads the team Greening the Economy at IUCN NL.
Heleen has been involved in responsible soy since 2012, as active member of the Dutch Soy Coalition, side kick for the Dutch Soy Transition, advocate for quality of sustainability norms in company and government policy. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality she convenes the new Dutch Soy Platform Initiative, that strives for further uptake of responsible soy in the Netherlands and European partners particularly in the framework of the Amsterdam Declaration Partnership. As a next step to the earlier dutch Soy Barometer -which monitored the progress in responsible sourcing of soy in the Netherlands- IUCN NL, together with IDH, commissioned the first Soy Monitoring Europe (European Soy Monitor).
At the RT Heleen will present its results, flanked by two other reports that shed light on actual progress in the European uptake of responsible soy: an analysis of what legality entails in 3 main producing countries, and a benchmarking study of soy standards including RTRS and other FEFAC SSG compliant standards focused on the issue of deforestation/conversion and biodiversity.
Ruaraidh Petre Executive Director, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
Wei Peng is Head of Sustainability at COFCO International.
Wei Peng is Head of Sustainability at COFCO International. Wei is responsible for developing and leading CIL’s sustainability strategy and programs, as well as stakeholder engagement and partnerships. Prior to joining COFCO International, Wei worked with UNEP Finance Initiative, a partnership between United Nations and the global financial sector to advance sustainable finance. Wei holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade and Economics.
Jaap Petraeus is Corporate Manager Sustainability at FrieslandCampina.
Lucian Peppelenbos works with APG Asset Management as Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist.
Inke is the Head of European Operations of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Bas Rüter is Director of Sustainability at Rabobank as of March 2012. He is responsible for the sustainability strategy, the sustainability policy framework, reporting and sustainable business development within Rabobank Group.
Charton Jahn Locks is Chief Operating Officer of Aliança da Terra foundation.
Rolf Hogan is RSB’s Executive Director.
As RSB's Executive Director, Rolf Hogan has led the expansion of the RSB's best-in-class standard and certification scheme from its original focus on liquid biofuels to cover biomaterials such as bioplastics and other products derived from biomass and non-biogenic advanced feedstocks.
With an academic background in both natural and social sciences, Rolf has 20 years' experience with the non-profit sector and global environmental policy. He led a multi-country program on protected areas for WWF International and represented the organisation at the Convention on Biological Diversity. He also worked for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Martin Koppert is Director of the “Agri” division (agricultural crops and microbials) and Member of the Board at Koppert Biological Systems
Ângelo Pereira de Sousa is Mayor of Sebastião Leal, a city in the state of Piauí (Brazil)
Vincent van den Berk represents the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership.
Dr. Mike Barrett, Executive Director of Science & Conservation, WWF UK.
Fernando Sampaio is Executive Director of the PCI Strategy (Produce Preserve and Include) of the Government of the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil.
Jeffrey Milder is the Rainforest Alliance’s Director of Global Programs
He works to incorporate best available scientific evidence into the organization’s sustainability standards, programs, and overall strategy. He also leads the Evaluation & Research team, which is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effects of the Rainforest Alliance’s certification programs and field projects on people and the environment. Milder serves on numerous scientific and policy working groups on sustainability standards and evaluation, including the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) International Standards Committee, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Ecosystem Services Procedure working group, and evaluation and research initiatives of the ISEAL Alliance, WWF, and others.
Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance, Milder served as the director of research for EcoAgriculture Partners and has also advised governments and conservation organizations on sustainable development initiatives in North America, Latin America, and Africa. His research has focused on the evaluation of sustainability strategies including voluntary certification standards, integrated landscape management, payments for ecosystem services, and silvopastoralism (diversified cattle-crop-tree farming systems). He has published widely, including in leading scientific journals such as Nature, Conservation Biology,BioScience, Biological Conservation, Ecology & Society, and the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.
Milder earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a B.A. in Earth Sciences from Harvard University. He has held research posts at Cornell University, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance.
Peter is a Senior Engagement Specialist for Robeco’s Active Ownership department and covers the consumer staples, healthcare and chemicals sector.
Peter is a Senior Engagement Specialist for Robeco's Active Ownership department and covers the consumer staples, healthcare and chemicals sector. Specific areas of expertise are agribusiness, palm oil & soy, supply chain management, nutrition, access to medicine and Sustainable Development Goals. He is member of the Advisory Committee of the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) working groups on Sustainable Palm Oil and Deforestation and is Technical Advisory Group member for ZLS-SPOTT. Peter gained over four years of professional experience in business development in frontier markets before joining Robeco in 2011. Peter holds a master's degree in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
Toby Gardner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and Director of the Transparency for Sustainable Economies initiative, Trase.
Toby is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and Director of the Transparency for Sustainable Economies initiative, Trase. Toby has twenty years’ experience working on research and policy challenges facing the sustainable development of tropical landscapes. His current work in Trase is focused on improving the transparency of forest-risk commodity supply chains and identifying ways in which supply chain information can help drive progress towards sustainability goals by private, public and civil society sector actors.
He has contributed to a number of international environmental policy processes including as a Coordinating Lead Author and Liaison Expert for the global assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Before joining SEI Toby was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge for five years, and helped found and coordinate the Sustainable Amazon Network, a multi-institutional research network working on sustainable land use in Pará. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and in 2012 was awarded the biannual British Ecological Society’s Founders’ Prize for significant contributions to the science of ecology. Toby holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh (BSc, 2001) and the University of East Anglia (MSc, 2001; PhD, 2007).
Johnny Brom is the founder and chief investment officer of Sail Ventures, a boutique investment firm based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Johnny Brom is the founder and chief investment officer of Sail Ventures, a boutique investment firm based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He leads a small team of investment and ESG professionals who manage the &Green Fund, a private long-term sub debt fund focused on financing sustainable deforestation-free primary commodity production in tropical forest countries. The Fund is open-ended and anchored by the Norwegian government, with the Unilever Group the first corporate investor.
Johnny started his career in South Africa with JP Morgan, before joining Element Investment Managers. He subsequently moved to Toronto, and acted as an advisor to institutional investors on their alternative asset portfolio; before taking up a development financing role in the Netherlands. He started Sail Ventures in 2017.
(Español) Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst lidera la División Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza de la Agencia Federal Alemana para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (BfN).
Danielle Carreira has over 10 years’ experience in the sustainable finance field. In her current role, as Senior Manager of Environmental Issues, she leads the PRI’s work on deforestation.
Marina studied Economics and International Relations in the US and has spent most of her working career in São Paulo, Brazil. Thus, she is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
RTRS Executive Director Marcelo studied Agricultural Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, including a Marketing and Sales Excellence Programme at INSEAD, France.
Ted graduated in Business Management with a MBA in Financial and Strategic Planning for PUC – Rio de Janeiro.
Luiz is the Quality and Sustainability Director at Fazendas Bartira, a Brazilian agricultural company and subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management.
Jorn works at ACT Commodities and he works closely with RTRS to facilitate the participation of more companies in the scheme.
Madeleine is the Global Responsible Sourcing Leader for cereals, sugar and soya at Nestlé
Gisela Introvini is an agronomist specializing in seed production.
Is Executive Director of Sustainability LAB, a Brazilian strategy consultancy.