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Hello, I am Margreet and I work with public and private sector organisations, primarily in smallholder agriculture value chains, to develop, implement and communicate corporate sustainability initiatives. I specialise in climate change, community development and women’s empowerment.

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Hello, I am Margreet and I work with public and private sector organisations, primarily in smallholder agriculture value chains, to develop, implement and communicate corporate sustainability initiatives. I specialise in climate change, community development and women’s empowerment.

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Meraki by Margreet Groot helps you to develop your corporate sustainability initiative end-to-end. From identifying your strategy, developing relevant partnerships, project management to strategic communications.

I am a sustainability leader, bringing 15 years of experience working in international environments in large private and public sector organisations in food & agriculture. I bring in-depth knowledge of agricultural commodities and sustainability topics such as climate change, deforestation, community development, child protection and gender inequality.

Meraki is a Greek word that translates as «soul, creativity and love». These are the core values of my work. Throughout my work, I combine empathy with being pragmatic, and efficiency with diligence.

about me

I strongly believe that empowering communities will be the key to lasting sustainable change. Through my experience in smallholder agricultural value chains, I have seen what is possible when all stakeholders come together to empower communities to thrive. Here I want to add my value.

Sustainability and the international multi-stakeholder environment, have always been part of my educational and professional development. My roots are the Dutch tulip fields where my journey in agriculture started. I studied and worked in Cape Town, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Copenhagen and Zürich. Today I call the Swiss Alps home, where I live with my partner and our two daughters.

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Margreet Groot with local farmers

portfolio

Below is an overview of various projects in the public and private sector I have worked on in the past 15 years. They all have community development in common, whether that is in West-Africa or in the Lower Engadine in Switzerland.

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Save the Children USA

Developing a corporate partnerships strategy