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Pieter Oostlander

Pieter Oostlander (1960) is founding partner of shærpa. His professional background is in accountancy and finance. In that field, he has had various top-level functions, including the position of Group CFO for international organizations.

Ten years ago, he switched to the social investment sector. As a director of Noaber Foundation he managed the service organization, which ultimately was the foundation for shærpa. The decision to switch resulted from his ambition to make social impact and value creation (in addition to creating shareholder value) a significant part of his professional activities. The objective of these professionally structured activities is to realise positive changes for the wicked problems in society.

He often states that his ambition is to “match the soul of philanthropy with the spirit of investing”, and his work with shærpa is dedicated to doing exactly that on a daily basis. As a chairman of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), he actively pursues to further professionalize venture philanthropy and social investing in the European arena.

Pieter is also a member of the board of directors of Social Value International, a global network promoting the use of a systematic approach to social value accounting.

Contact Pieter via poostlander@shaerpa.org or via our office: +31 343 454 107

Case Studies

Andere Handen Community

Andere Handen Community

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MemorieCare

MemorieCare

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Into D'mentia

Into D'mentia

A simulation training to bring caregivers and care professionals into the perception of persons with alzheimers or dementia. Into D’mentia offers a  lifelike experience. When you experienced how it is to live with dementia, you will understand better, show more understanding, offer better care, and feel the care as less burdensome….

For our client we structured the investment and provide a coaching role for the social enterprise.

Het Paradijs

Het Paradijs

This Dutch care farm caters for children with ADHD and their parents.

We represent our client as a member of the board of this organisation.Furthermore, amongst many other activities, we have carried out analysis with regard to social return on investment and we have contributed to the efforts to structure the business as a social interest organisation.

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