Senior Equity Analyst, Profundo
Gerard has a background in macro economy and has worked for many years in the investment industry covering food, beverage and retail stocks as well as banks and insurance companies. He joined Profundo in 2017, where he is engaged in equity research of companies active in the agricultural value chain, in the consumer good industry and in financial sector.
Senior Researcher, Profundo
Barbara has a background in natural sciences. She has extensive experience in investigating and analyzing international corporate trade, supply chains, financial relations, and CSR issues. After working for international CSOs for more than 15 years, Barbara joined Profundo in 2012 to conduct research on different commodity sectors and their environmental and social impacts.
van Gelder was trained as a development economist and has been active in the field of corporate economic research for more than 25 years. His research and consultancy experience spans a broad range of economic sectors, countries, commodity chains and CSR themes.
Senior Analyst, Climate Advisers
Matt has a background in energy and financial reporting. He has extensive experience in analyzing international corporate investment, commodity supply chains, financial trading, and climate and energy policy issues. Matt joined Climate Advisers in 2018 as a Senior Analyst, focusing on communication outreach with the financial sector, managing and editing the Chain Reaction Research newsletter, and providing analysis for investors to mitigate climate risks.
Beekmans has a background in social cultural science. From 1996 to 2008 she worked in Latin America and Africa, advising NGOs and the public and private sector on poverty reduction through sustainable investment and sourcing. In 2009, Annemieke joined Aidenvironment to work on sustainability impact assessments, agro-commodities and corporate social responsibility related assignments.
Consultant, Aidenvironment Asia
Steinweg has a background in International Development Studies. From 2007 to 2015, he worked as a corporate researcher at the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). He is specialized in combining desk research on business strategies, corporate structures and finance with field research on human rights and environmental impacts.
Manager, Aidenvironment Asia
Zakaria has worked as a campaigner, researcher and auditor, the mainstay of his work being associated with the palm oil sector in Indonesia. He has extensive experience with field work and working with local communities, local NGOs, as well as with the media, judicial institutions, government and parliament. He has expertise in legal and policy analysis, satellite imagery and advocacy work.
Senior Consultant, Aidenvironment
Wakker has acquired, executed and coordinated numerous consultancy projects relating to natural resource management and trade, with a focus on the forestry, plantation and agricultural sectors in Southeast Asia. His areas of expertise are research, sustainability risks assessments, strategy development and multi-stakeholder dialogue. Eric has many years of experience in the Asian palm oil sector.