The closing date for applications is the 5th June 2020.

Background

The Capitals Coalition is a global collaboration transforming the way decisions are made by including the value provided by nature, people and society. Our ambition is that by 2030 the majority of business, finance and government will include all capitals in their decision-making, and that this will deliver a fairer, just and more sustainable world.

The Coalition is funded through philanthropic, government and private sector voluntary donations.

On 2nd January 2020 Capitals Coalition established a Stichting (Foundation) in the Netherlands, uniting the Natural Capitals Coalition and the Social and Human Capitals Coalition. This new organizational structure reflects increasing recognition of, and demand for, the collaboration that the Coalition hosts, and the importance of capitals thinking in transforming decision making.

Governance structure

Stichting Capitals Coalition has a two-tier Board structure with a Management Board and a Supervisory Board.

The Management Board is the formal governance Board of the Stichting, ensuring the delivery of the Coalition’s activities.

The Capitals Coalition’s Supervisory Board is responsible for setting the Coalition’s ambition and positioning capitals in a global context. This includes creating an enabling environment for capitals thinking to thrive in relationship to reporting, the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, and other important initiatives. The Supervisory board overseas and provides council to the Management Board through regular joint meetings.

In addition, an advisory panel made up from leaders in the Capitals community helps to identify and lead collaborative projects to deliver our shared ambition.

Recruitment of new board members

At present the Coalition has a small transition board (Chaired by Andre Hoffmann) which has been guiding the consolidation of the two separate Coalitions.

We are looking for up to eight additional people to join the Supervisory Board, to take this up to a maximum of 11.

All board members should have integrity, credibility and a good reputation. They should be willing to act as an ambassador and advocate for the Coalition’s work and the application of better decision making through capitals thinking.

The Coalition consists of organizations from all around the world and with people of different gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, geography, political affiliation and country of origin, and as much as possible this should be represented on the Supervisory Board. We are open to applications from all walks of life and background and acknowledge the importance of diversity, and the benefits that this brings.

We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the application of capitals thinking, innovation, fundraising, policy, accountancy, finance, and disclosure.

We actively encourage those who might be new to Board positions as well as those with experience.

In return for the opportunity to shape the future of the Coalition, we ask that Supervisory Board members make the following commitments:

  • The Supervisory Board and the Management Board will meet (face to face or virtually) a minimum of twice a year with the aim of meeting four times a year. The combined meetings will be presided over by the Chair of the Supervisory Board.
  • The time commitment for Supervisory Board members is expected to be between six to eight days a year.
  • Supervisory Board members are not paid for their time, but relevant travel expenses can be applied for.
  • Supervisory Board members are invited to serve two-year term with the option to renew for a second term at the discretion of the board.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Mark Gough, the CEO of the Capitals Coalition mark.gough@capitalscoalition.org.

To express your interest, please send an email with a short summary of what you can bring to the role.

The closing date for applications is the 5th June 2020 and we aim to have made decisions by 30th June 2020.