Dr. Jean-Pierre Sweerts is Head of Sustainable Development at Rabobank. Prior to joining Rabobank in 1998, Dr. Sweerts had management and marketing functions at Delft Hydraulics, where he started in 19909. At Delft, Hydraulics, Dr. Sweerts was also active as project manager of Environment Management and organizational development projects worldwide. He is used to working in partnership with a large variety of organizations; these include financing institutions, companies, authorities, non-governmental organizations and applied research institutes. Dr. Sweerts is Director of Rabobank Sustainability Fund B.V. and a member of the Board of several companies (i.e., Delfuent) and other organizations (i.e., Treasurer of the North Sea Society and the Ecological Management Foundation). Dr. Sweerts has an IEP from INSEAD. He received his Ph.D. in Biology (Ecology) at the University of Amsterdam and the Freshwater Institute in Canada.