A voluntary Advisory Council was established in 2018 to support our activities. The Advisory Council ensures continuity and provides valuable knowledge and experience. Meeting a number of times per year, the Advisory Council members work efficiently to advise and deploy their networks. They are approached for advice on tactical and substantive issues. The Advisory Council of FairClimateFund consists of the following members:
From left to right and in alphabetical order: Heleen de Coninck, Josien Sluijs, Michiel de Haan, Peter d'Angremond and Wim Hart
Heleen de Coninck - Associate professor in innovation studies at the Environmental Science department at Radboud University’s Faculty of Science
Before joining Radboud University, she worked for over ten years on international climate and energy policy at the unit Policy Studies of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). Amongst other aspects, she worked on emissions trading and the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol. Her main current research field is on climate change mitigation and policy analysis, in particular at the international level.
She was a Coordinating Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on global warming of 1.5C in the chapter on strengthening and implementing the global response to 1.5C. View her recent TedX Talk here about why "Climate Change Requires Changing Human Skills" and why "Every Half Degree Matters".
Josien Sluijs - Director NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance
Josien Sluijs has been active in the field of inclusive financing for more than 15 years. In her current role as director of the Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM) she is responsible for the representation of the Dutch Inclusive Finance sector and facilitates collaborations, knowledge development, and knowledge sharing among the members of NpM. Before her current position she held a senior position at Rabobank International. She was responsible for restructuring rural banks in the Middle East and Asia. She was also responsible for various advisory processes for international organizations, such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and research projects related to Value Chain Finance.
Michiel de Haan - Managing Director Royal Lemkes
Michiel de Haan currently works as managing director at Royal Lemkes, the largest exporter of plants in Europe. Their mission is sustainable growth of people, relationships, and companies, but also of the world in which we live. Previously, Michiel de Haan worked as managing director of the hardware retail chain Praxis and Dirk van den Broek Supermarkets. He led Dirk van den Broek Supermarkten for two years. De Haan also worked as commercial director and deputy general manager at BCC.
Peter d’Angremond - President & CEO Stichting Max Havelaar
Peter d'Angremond has had various commercial positions in leading organizations. In the rapidly evolving consumer goods industry, Peter worked for Kraft, and Sara Lee Household & Bodycare. Peter was country director Benelux at Disneyland Resort Paris and marketing director at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. From June 2009, Peter has acted as executive director of the Max Havelaar foundation (the basis behind the Fairtrade label for sustainable production and fair marketing standards). In this position, Peter is also chairman of the association of labeling initiatives (the 23 associations responsible for Fairtrade's market development in their respective markets).
Wim Hart - Chief Financial Officer Truvalu
Wim Hart trained as a chartered accountant and started his career at Rabobank Nederland. He then became co-owner and founder of an accountancy firm and a consulting firm in accountancy. As a former member of the management of the ICCO development organization, he helped shape the ambitious innovation process of ICCO. He was responsible for internal matters such as business management, finance, personnel and organization and ICT. Wim Hart recently made the switch to Truvalu. This young and ambitious social enterprise invests knowledge and capital in agricultural and food processing companies ("agri-food sector") in emerging markets in developing countries.