Financial firm launches employee-driven international reforestation partnership

On May 1, 2019, ABN AMRO Clearing announced the launch of an international employee and climate action reforestation program with the Land Life Company.

Celebrating the program launch at a tree-planting day in Douglas Park in Chicago, Illinois, Andrej Bolkovic, Chief Executive Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC said, “Land Life has developed an innovative reforestation program which supports our commitment to operational sustainability, to the Climate Action UN Sustainable Development Goal, and to employee engagement with our organizational values. It’s a great way to connect people with the planet and our community.

Land Life’s patented “Cocoon” technology.
Photo courtesy of Land Life Company.

ABN AMRO Clearing will also support the planting of a new forest in the Castilla y León region of Spain where Land Life has already planted hundreds of thousands of trees on degraded land, restoring biodiversity and natural ecosystems to the area (as documented earlier here in REVITALIZATION). In 2020, the two companies will extend the program to other cities around the world.

It is important for us that our commitment to sustainability is tangible and that our employees and customers can see the impact created on the ground,” said Pauline Engelberts, Global Chief Operations Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing. “All the trees planted in both Chicago and Spain will be tracked and traced so we can follow their growth over time.

In 2019, Land Life Company will plant a million trees, reforesting over 1,000 hectares, worldwide. Land Life Company was founded in 2013 by former McKinsey partner Jurriaan Ruys and the founder of Bugaboo International, Eduard Zanen with a shared conviction that innovation and technology are critical to addressing land degradation within our lifetime.

The technology-driven reforestation company is on a mission is to help reforest 2 billion hectares of degraded land globally and has led both large-scale and iconic reforestation projects in 25 countries around the world. In 2019 alone, Land Life Company will plant over one million trees.

Land Life’s technology is used across the reforestation value chain to accelerate and scale impact. “ABN AMRO Clearing is a forward-thinking, climate-conscious company and we’re excited to work with their teams across the globe,” said Rebekah Braswell, Chief Commercial Officer, Land Life Company.

ABN AMRO Clearing is a provider of clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, OTC products, warrants, commodities and FX. With 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff, ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and FX liquidity centers, they process over 18 million trades per day.

Photos courtesy of ABN AMRO, unless otherwise credited.

See Land Life Company website.

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