The Stakeholder Advisory Council is charged with advising the C2CPII Certification Standards Board, Board of Directors, and staff on market and implementation issues related to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program and general C2CPII strategies for the growth and impact of Cradle to Cradle Certified products in the marketplace. The Council is composed of industry leaders from Cradle to Cradle certification holder companies, Cradle to Cradle Certified assessors, and representatives from NGOs, government, and other market segments with an interest in Cradle to Cradle Certified. Council members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.
Head of Portfolio Renewable Energy, IKEA Foundation
Jeffrey’s focus at the IKEA Foundation is on renewable energy as a means to alleviate poverty and to fight climate change.
Jeffrey previously worked for more than 11 years at DOEN Foundation, founded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, focussing on clean-energy investments and energy access in East Africa and India. Before DOEN, Jeffrey worked for close to seven years as a policy advisor on environmental issues for various politicians. Initially, this policy work started at the European parliament and then continued at the Dutch parliament. He served as a politician himself, albeit shortly, when he became a member of the city council in Amsterdam.
Jeffrey grew up in Holland, Michigan, in the United States. After finishing his Bachler’s degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, he moved to the Netherlands, where both his parents immigrated from in the 1940s. He has a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. His passion for sustainability was sparked when he was a student volunteering at Greenpeace. More recently, he’s been deeply inspired by the Cradle-to-Cradle design approach from McDonough and Braungart, dedicated to “remaking how we make things”.