Jan Willem Molenaar is senior consultant at Aidenvironment. He has expertise on sustainable market transformation, responsible sourcing and finance, voluntary sustainability standards and smallholder development. He joined Aidenvironment in 2007. Previously he worked for three years for SNV Netherlands Development Organization in Cameroon as advisor in organizational strengthening and market chain development. Jan Willem has a MA in both Business Economics and Cultural Anthropology.
Laure Heilbron is an expert in agricultural value chains and sustainable market transformation. He is a member of the thinkthank Worldconnectors. Previously Laure worked as a strategy consultant for A.T. Kearney and was the director of Behold International. He is one of the initiators of The Partnership Election and the DEAL foundation. Laure obtained an MSc in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics. He also has an MSc in International Development Studies from Utrecht University. While studying in London,Laure co-developed the course Business Model Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid.
Emma Blackmore is a consultant Researcher for the Sustainable Markets Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development. Her research has focused on the use and impacts of standards and certification, in agriculture and fisheries. She is particularly interested in the development and impact of sustainability standards in South-South trade and investment – both formal and informal and the role of China therein. Emma leads of IIED’s flagship research initiative, Shaping Sustainable Markets, which looks at the use and impact of market governance mechanisms. She has an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BSc from the University of Bristol.
Joost Gorter has extensive experience as a strategy consultant. He worked on assignments for the World Bank, the United Nations and GIZ in the United States of America, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and North Africa. Joost has an MA in History from the University of Amsterdam, studied Business Economics at the University of Hong Kong, American Studies at Smith College, and obtained an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Lucas Simons is founder and CEO of two companies: NewForesight, a strategic consultancy company working on sustainable market transformation, and SCOPEinsight, a farmer organization assessment company that bridges the gap between professional farmer organizations, markets and sources of finance. Previously Simons was director of UTZ CERTIFIED, a leading global certification and sustainability standard organization for sustainable coffee, cocoa
and tea. In 2011 Simons was honored as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his commitment and accomplishments in the field of sustainable trade, agriculture and rural development. In 2013 he became Ashoka Fellow for his pioneering role as a social entrepreneur and systemic change maker.
Bill Vorley is Principal researcher in the Sustainable markets Group of IIED. He joined IIED in 1999, after working in research and advocacy in SE Asia, Europe and the US of on agriculture and the environment, small-scale farming, and agribusiness. His primary interests centre on the position of small-scale farming in the face of big shifts in food systems worldwide, the role of the private sector and standards in shaping market access for farmers, and the resilience of informal markets. Bill has a PhD in applied ecology from the University of Southampton. He divides his time between working with IIED, and consultancy in the Wealden landscape of SE England.
For more than five years, Jonas Dallinger has been working on private sector approaches for sustainable development, focusing on agricultural supply chains. His main expertise includes sustainability certification, value chain development, climate change, livelihoods analysis and Corporate
Sustainability. His degrees in geography and international business qualify him
to understand the interdisciplinary sustainability challenges of today and to develop concepts and strategies to effectively address them. Before joining Aidenvironment in 2012, Jonas worked for the German Development Cooperation in Thailand, focusing on sustainable bioenergy, smallholder development and certification.
Jan Joost Kessler acquired his Doctorate Degree on the subject of integrating sustainability into planning processes. Jan Joost has practical experiences mainly in the fields of environmental assessment, sustainable development strategies, facilitation of participatory processes. Most of his work entails helping organizations take account of sustainability issues in their policy cycle, with programs on mainstreaming environment and organizational frameworks. More recently he has been involved in the design of certification standards and development of implementation tools.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.
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SECO is the Swiss federal government’s centre of expertise for all core issues relating to economic
policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place
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IDH accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building impact oriented coalitions of front running multinationals, civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders. Through convening public and private interests, strengths and knowledge, IDH programs help create shared value for all partners.
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