About us

Our roots

Acorn is our response to climate change, a threat that affects us all, but that disproportionately disadvantages smallholder farmers in developing countries. Like everything we do, our solution is rooted in common sense, in down-to-earth practicality. 

Our collective actions have created an excess of carbon in our atmosphere. Planting biomass, such as trees, can recapture that carbon. That's why we help smallholder farmers to transform their agricultural practices into more sustainable ones through agroforestry. 

Agroforestry also improves soil quality and crop yield. The only thing holding back smallholder farmers is perceived risk and delayed reward. So we're mitigating those factors and paving the way for a greener, cooler, more sustainable planet. 

We turn the CO2 that is sequestered through agroforestry into carbon credits to be sold on the voluntary carbon market or as insetting units within supply chains. We developed an innovative and scalable method for measuring, certifying, and monetizing the biomass growth of planted trees and turning that growth into Carbon Removal Units (CRUs). The CRUs (or carbon credits) are sold to organizations with strong emission reduction commitments. To close the loop, 80% of the income of every sold CRU flows back to the original smallholder.

Our impact

Meet the team

Jelmer van de MortelHead of AcornLinkedIn
Lonneke van HellemondtHead of OperationsLinkedIn
Martine JansenHead of PartnershipsLinkedIn
Eline KajimHead of CertificationLinkedIn
Paul van BalenHead of PlatformLinkedIn
Mila LulevaHead of Remote SensingLinkedIn
Emma van de VenStrategy & Research LeadLinkedIn
Margreet MuizebeltAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Maarten RijnbergMarketing LeadLinkedIn
Ruben SpruitDigital LeadLinkedIn
Harm HaverkortPartnership Lead AsiaLinkedIn
Joost HamelinkPartnership Lead AfricaLinkedIn
Paola López VargasPartnership Lead South America, Centro America & the CaribbeanLinkedIn
Sicco StortelderHead Agroforestry HubLinkedIn
Dave VerkaikForest Data ProfessionalLinkedIn
Jacklyn WilbrinkMonitoring and Reporting SpecialistLinkedIn
Julia PetersAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Kyle NielsenInnovation ConsultantLinkedIn
Laura WoolsRemote Sensing Specialist GISLinkedIn
Xi ZhuRemote Sensing Data ScientistLinkedIn
Jasper SnellenAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Daan VelsinkOperations ManagerLinkedIn
Sebastian Paolini van HelfterenRemote Sensing SpecialistLinkedIn
Maud SlippensAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Tijmen LaanAgroforestry SpecialistLinkedIn
Sharine MertensAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Anne-Lot KemnaAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Laura Zanchi da SilvaCarbon Monitoring and Reporting SpecialistLinkedIn
Santiago GallegoCarbon Monitoring & Reporting SpecialistLinkedIn
Hanna Choa YuHead of Government RelationsLinkedIn
Chris HulsProject ManagerLinkedIn
Claudio AusiliData EngineerLinkedIn
Cathy TranAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Lynn VelraedsSenior Operations SpecialistLinkedIn
Yaqing GouRemote Sensing Data Specialist LinkedIn
Konstantinos BampanikosRemote Sensing Data SpecialistLinkedIn
Etse LossouGIS AnalystLinkedIn
Marta Radinovic LukicAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Isabel van BemmelenSr. Business Development ManagerLinkedIn
Paulo FijenCloud EngineerLinkedIn
Marjolijn HekelaarAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Tracy ChepkorirRemote Sensing SpecialistLinkedIn
Jane Alice LiuContent LeadLinkedIn
Yunchung KuoCarbon policy & market development specialistLinkedIn
Aroa Sampedro FernándezGIS AnalystLinkedIn
Indira Gavilan AylasAgroforestry SpecialistLinkedIn
Emily OngusAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Tanya TawhaESG Monitoring & Reporting SpecialistLinkedIn
Neethu MohanOperations Specialist
Jochum de GrootProduct Owner
Daniela SerpaData Collection Coordinator LinkedIn
Geert KosterData engineerLinkedIn
Merel van SommerenBusiness DeveloperLinkedIn
Rosemarie DerksData Collection Coordinator LinkedIn
Lucas MacdonaldAccount ManagerLinkedIn
Chirag RaithathaProduct OwnerLinkedIn
Elvin JusicBusiness Analyst LinkedIn
Max JilderdaBusiness AnalystLinkedIn
Hannah KantersDCT Support EngineerLinkedIn
Anasimon WissaDCT Support EngineerLinkedIn

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