Who we are and what we do

IDH is a unique organization. We work with large private businesses on a global scale, while at the same time striving to make real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climate change, deforestation and poverty are global challenges that go beyond the reach of individual companies or governments. Public-private cooperation is essential to solving them.

IDH brings together governments, companies, CSOs and financiers in action-driven coalitions. These coalitions combine together the powers of law, entrepreneurship and investments to create business-driven solutions for pressing sustainability issues.

Sector by sector and region by region, we design, (co)finance and implement sustainable action plans through our coalitions. We believe that sustainable impact is only possible when there’s a functioning market and a viable business case for (smallholder) producers, traders, buyers, financiers and others to drive sustainability from niche to norm.


IDH works with over 600 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide – and these numbers are growing all the time. There’s still a lot to do, and we’re always challenging ourselves to achieve more and get better. Read more about IDH.

Key Facts

  • 2008

    Year founded

  • 318


  • 55


  • 600+

    Companies, governments and organizations we work with

  • 29+

    Countries worldwide

Life at IDH

We are an ambitious, international team from all around the world. Spread throughout South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, our team hails from a multitude of locations, cultures, lifestyles and backgrounds. It’s our differences that make us effective. And it’s our shared belief in IDH’s core values that binds us together.

We are as enthusiastic about building partnerships and creating sustainable impact as we are about team building, both in and outside the office. We work hard, we help each other, we’re transparent about our failures and proud of our successes. And when you work as hard as we do, it’s important to have fun doing it. IDH’s culture is characterized by its fast pace, collaboration and direct feedback. We have no time for office politics or discrimination of any kind. We’re all about connecting – not only with companies, CSOs and governments but also with each other.


Vacancies at IDH

If we currently have open vacancies you can find them here.

  • Senior Finance Officer – Tanzania

    The Program Accountant supports budgeting, planning, contracting, payments, financial monitoring, financial reporting, payrolling, procurement, and support coordination with other IDH offices and entities.

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    Senior Finance Officer – Tanzania
  • Terms of Reference: Program Management for living income for Smallholder tea farmers

    Introduction Stichting IDH (“IDH”) accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building impact-oriented coalitions of front running companies, civil society, governments, knowledge institutions and other stakeholders in several commodity sectors. We…

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    Terms of Reference: Program Management for living income for Smallholder tea farmers
  • Finance Intern – Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Are you a hands-on Bachelor or Master’s student who has a passion for figures, structure and communicating about it a clear way? Are you enthusiastic to connect with people and improve…

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    Finance Intern – Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Legal Assistant/Werkstudent, The Netherlands

    Utrecht (the Netherlands) 8/16 hours per week (Werkstudent) We are excited to be searching for a proactive and pragmatic Legal Assistant to join our team. Are you a…

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    Legal Assistant/Werkstudent, The Netherlands
  • Senior Program Manager, Landscapes – India

    Are you passionate about collaborating with others to create agricultural systems that deliver better results for people, nature, and climate? Do you enjoy working in a diverse international team and…

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    Senior Program Manager, Landscapes – India

Temporary contract assignments

If we currently have open assignments you can find them here.