Johan Verburg

Oxfam Novib

Johan Verburg is responsible for the corporate contacts that Oxfam Novib, the Dutch affiliate of the poverty alleviation confederation Oxfam, has with multinationals on issues such as sustainable value chains and responsible investments. He has a background in consultancy on management and sustainability in Southern Africa and the Netherlands. His role in the RSPO is to represent social/development NGOs in the 


multi-stakeholder Board of Governors, in alliance with local and international NGOs and with an international Oxfam mandate; Johan believes that Oxfam's balanced negotiation and well-embedded brokering serve a long-run strategic approach to transform this international commodity sector, which deals with large-scale resource constraint challenges (i.e. deforestation, land grabbing).