Caroline van Leenders

Transition manager
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, employed by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Dr Caroline van Leenders has a PhD in Environmental Studies and works on greening the financial sector. For more than twenty years Caroline has successfully engaged in transformational change in the field of sustainable energy, plant based food and biodiversity. In recent years her focus has been on accelerating the transition towards a biodiversity positive the financial sector. Bringing people together is essential to change and Caroline has therefore formed various Communities of Practice where financial frontrunners learn from each on natural capital (see Finance for One Planet) other and supported the forming of coalitions such as PBAF and the TNFD. She also creates attention for the importance of halting biodiversity loss by writing books on transformational change, presenting and doing research. On the 8th of March 2022 Caroline was honored for the second year in the list Top 50 Women in Sustainable Finance.