GRI, the global reporting initiative, has appointed Marco van der Ree as chief development officer. He moves 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). Van der Ree has more than 20 years’ experience with international organizations, in partnership building and program management, fundraising and campaign delivery.

He will work to diversify and implement the organization’s fundraising strategy and oversee outreach to institutional, foundation and public donors. Van der Ree said: “GRI sets the standards that support organizations to understand their impacts, become transparent, hold themselves accountable and change business processes to drive towards sustainability.”

GRI is an independent international organization, based in Amsterdam with a presence around the world, that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their sustainability impacts.