Michel Schuurman – Director Business Development Treevive
“We sometimes forget, but as human beings we are a part of nature. We are nature. It is therefore incomprehensible that we are destroying nature at an unprecedented rate. We have less than a decade to prevent irreversible changes with global implications. I devote my time, energy, and skills to restoring and preserving nature. Especially tropical forest landscapes, as they are directly linked to 20% of the global climate solution, 50% of terrestrial biodiversity and the livelihoods of over half a billion people. Solutions lie in revaluating our relationship with nature. And in offering practical and economically viable alternatives to destroying it.”
As Director Business Development it is Michel’s role to connect the natural climate solutions of the tropical forest landscapes that Treevive works in with companies and investors that seek high-quality, bankable projects for their biodiversity and carbon commitments. Michel is a senior sustainability professional with over 15 years’ experience in setting up (public-private) partnerships and networks, boardroom consulting and creating new (circular) business models and nature-based solutions.