Hans (Johannes) Schut supports organisations such as Commonland and Triodos Bank with business development and financing advice through his consultancy firm BDFC from 2014. He is chair of the supervisory board of DE-on, a provincial renewable energy fund in the Netherlands. His focus is on environmental and clean energy businesses. Mr Schut worked with industrial companies (Vredestein and DRU in the Netherlands) and a Dutch energy utility (NUON) for 16 years, before embarking on a career as a banker and investor at the European Triodos Bank for 17 years. As a former managing director of Triodos Investment Management, the impact-investing arm of Triodos Bank, he has developed and managed various impact investment funds with activities in Europe and emerging markets.