The Stewardship Council ensures that appropriate financial accountability to funding partners is in line with funding agreement reporting requirements, as well as advises and supports the TNFD Co-Chairs and Executive Director with outreach and engagement of additional potential funding partners.

Vice Chair

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Andrew Mitchell

Founder and Senior Advisor, Global Canopy

Council members


Agence Française de Développement

Odile Conchou, Senior Advisor on Biodiversity and Finance


Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Shishusri Pradhan, Director – Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation (Climate)

Global Canopy

Global Canopy

Niki Mardas, Executive Director

Australian Government

Government of Australia, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Arianna Cowling, Director, Financing Solutions for Nature


Government of Germany, Federal Ministry for the Environment

Nicolas Schafstoss, Head, International Finance Unit

Government Of The Netherlands Ministry Of Agriculture Nature And Food Quality

Government of the Netherlands, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Caroline van Leenders, Senior Process Manager, Sustainable Transitions

Swiss Foen

Government of Switzerland, Federal Office for the Environment and the State Secretariat for International Finance

Lucretia Landmann, Senior Policy Adviser, Environmental Finance, Federal Office for the Environment


Government of the UK, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Neha Dutt, Policy Lead – Greening Finance

Madoch Foundation

Macdoch Foundation

Michelle Gortan, Chief Executive Officer


Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

Eirik Sorlie, Senior Advisor – Deforestation-Free Supply Chains and Finance

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The Global Environment Facility

Avril Benchimol, Senior Finance Specialist


Green Finance Institute

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Executive Officer


United Nations Development Programme

Midori Paxton, Head, Ecosystems & Biodiversity

Un Environment Program

United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative

Liesel van Ast, Membership & Regional Co-Ordination Manager

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Mary Melnyk, Environmental Security and Resilience Division Chief, Asia Bureau



Elizabeth Aceituno, Senior Expert, Sustainable Finance