Bas Rüter
Global Head Sustainability, Rabobank

Bas Rüter is Global Head Sustainability at Rabobank since March 2012. He is responsible for the sustainability strategy, the sustainability policy framework, reporting and sustainable business development within Rabobank Group. As part of his function he is also responsible for the partnerships with WWF, initiated the 1 bln USD pledge for forest protection and sustainable agriculture (AGRI3 fund), acts as chair of the finance working group of the Climate Smart Agriculture program of the WBCSD, member of Rabobanks’ Ethics Committee, chairman of the supervisory Board of Dutch Greentech Fund and SHIFT Invest, chairman of the jury of the Rabobank Sustainable Innovation awards and chairman of the supervisory board of Rabo Groenbank. He is also member of the board of TKI Agri & Food and the Strategic Advisory Council for Circular Economy and the Environment of TNO. Before joining Rabobank he worked 17 years for Triodos Bank, during the last seven years as managing director of Triodos Investment Management. Bas holds a Master of Science degree in biology of Wageningen University. Bas is married and has two children. Next to his paid work he serves as chairman of Bionext and Stichting Eko- keurmerk and as supervisory board member of Milieu Centraal and the Deltaplan Biodiversity. More information Website – www.rabobank.com Twitter – @RuterBas LinkedIn – bas-rüter-b2809b4

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