Development

GRI's development team is responsible for directing and implementing GRI's funding and program partnership strategy with institutional, corporate and foundation donors. In addition, GRI's regional hubs report into this group.
Marco van der Ree, Chief Development Officer

Marco van der Ree, Chief Development Officer, leads the organization’s work to diversify and implement the organization’s fundraising strategy and oversee outreach to institutional, foundation and public donors.

 

Marco moved to GRI from his previous position as Director Business Development and Fundraising for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (EIT Climate-KIC). He has more than 20 years’ experience with international organizations, in partnership building,fundraising, conference organization, campaign delivery and program management all related to sustainable development. This includes three years (2015-2018) as special adviser to the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, prior to which (1999-2015) he worked in various roles of increasing responsibility for several UN organizations - UN Volunteers, UN Office for Project Services, UN Capital Development Fund and UNDP.

 

Marco is founder of consultancy firm Brokering Solidarity, that has done work on fundraising strategies, volunteer platforms and evaluation of sustainability programs. During his career he has worked globally and lived in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, USA, Mozambique and Brazil and speaks Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Marco holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam with a focus on international environmental policy.