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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: Peter d'Angremond, Niels van Geenhuizen, Jelle de Jong and Birka Wicke

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).

Niels van Geenhuizen – Sustainability Manager CSU, Tzorg, ZiZo
Niels is sustainability manager at Total Care. Total Care is a family business with three labels; CSU (cleaning), Tzorg (home care) and ZiZo (convenience services) who are all active at the top of their sector. After various sustainability roles at Arcadis (national and international), Niels switched to Total Care in early 2023 to boost sustainability there. He integrates sustainability together with colleagues in all agreements and services towards customers. In addition, making Total Care's own operation more sustainable is also an important part of its activities. As a third line, Niels is committed to accelerating sustainability in the Netherlands by establishing all kinds of networks and 'coalitions of the willing'. For example, Niels is one of the founders of Anders Reizen, Anders Huisvesten, Low Car Diet and he has held various board positions at initiatives such as Paris Proof Commitment and Whole Life Carbon of the Dutch Green Building Council and Liaison Delegate at the World Business Council For Sustainable Development . Niels knows the Dutch, European and global theme of sustainability in companies well from his various sustainable roles.

Jelle de Jong - General World Wildlife Fund Netherlands (WWF - NL)
Jelle de Jong is general director of the World Wildlife Fund Netherlands. The World Wildlife Fund Netherlands is part of the global WWF network, which is active as a civil society organization in more than 100 countries and on 6 continents. Together they want to stop the loss of biodiversity and work towards a future in which people live in harmony with nature. In previous positions, Jelle was, among others, general director of IVN Institute for Nature Education and member of the board of Tempo-Team. He believes that sustainable results only arise when 'soul and business' are connected.

Birka Wicke - Full professor Land use, climate and sustainability at Radboud University
Birka Wicke is full professor land use, climate and sustainability at Radboud University. She is also guest researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geosciences of Utrecht University. There she conducts research into sustainable pathways for agriculture and the biobased economy, with a focus on land use and land use change and their role in combating climate change. She received her PhD from Utrecht University on bio-energy production on degraded and marginal land. She works on several projects, such as the ACHIEVE, which assesses the integrity of voluntary climate action and identifies opportunities to strengthen and scale high-integrity voluntary climate action.