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Anouk Verheijen

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Green Growth
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Clean energy finance
  • Environmental and social performance measurement, reporting, management


							

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Working for a South African NGO to grow rural and township-based businesses that support local biodiversity after finishing my studies and relocating from the Netherlands to South Africa to promote sustainable entrepreneurship and green growth on the ground.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia.

LANGUAGES:

Dutch, English, French

EDUCATION:

Master degree in History, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Meeting entrepreneurs who have made a positive impact on their environment through concrete actions that make “business sense” has shown me that sustainability is not a nice add-on but part of core business. Some inspiring examples are a microfinance organisation that developed loans for small solar panels, and a brick company that installed a solar powered water treatment plant that also provides clean drinking water for surrounding communities. These examples inspire me to help other entrepreneurs see what a positive impact they have already made and to assist them in doing even more.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Anouk Verheijen
Title: Senior Consultant, Sustainable Business Practices
Email: averheijen@encludesolutions.com