What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic


Arctic Basecamp became officially registered as a Dutch Stichting (Foundation) in 2020 with the objective to encourage high level action and raise awareness of the global risk of Arctic change. 

Het bestuur van de stichting is onbezoldigd. De aangestelde directeur heeft een bruto jaarsalaris van € 40,000. 

Als er personeel in dienst komt van de stichting zullen de arbeidsvoorwaarden hier gepubliceerd worden. 

The board of the foundation is unpaid. The appointed director has a gross annual salary of € 40,000.

The remuneration policy can be viewed HERE

Name of the foundation:  Arctic Basecamp Foundation

Chamber of Commerce Trade Registration: Chamber of Commerce Extract

RSIN number: 861127730

Contact details of the foundation: Mathenesserdijk 418k, 3026 GV Rotterdam, Netherlands  info@arcticbasecamp.org

Functions and names of the directors: Vanessa Grant (Chairperson). Stephanie de Heer (Board Member). Bianca Nijhof. (Board Member).

Reward Policy: Part-time Executive Director, reports to the Board and reviewed annually

Outline of the policy plan: Policy Plan of Activities

Report of activities carried out: Activities Report 2023Activities Report 2022Activities Report 2021

Financial accounts: Financial Statements 2022

ANBI Disclosure for Stichting Arctic Basecamp Foundation: ANBI

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board

Vanessa Grant

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board Chairperson

Vanessa Grant practises business law in Toronto. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance for public and private corporations, including private equity and venture capital. She also provides ongoing general corporate and commercial legal advice to a number of clients.

She has worked with several national and international clients in various industries, with a particular focus on technology companies, life sciences companies, and REITs.


Stephanie de Heer

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board Member

Mrs Stephanie de Heer is Vice President (VP) and a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

Together with her team, Stephanie shapes WBCSD’s brand positioning whilst increasing and strengthening engagement and relevance with members, the broader business community and WBCSD’s diverse stakeholder audience.

Bianca Nijhof

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board Member

Bianca Nijhof is Global Lead for Nature Growth at Anthesis, a pure play sustainability consultancy.

She is educated as a landscape ecologist and has extensive experience working on nature, biodiversity, water, natural capital, climate adaptation, nature-based solutions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and awareness raising and education. She worked across a variety of sectors and excels in integrated approaches working towards systems change, contributing to high value outcomes across sustainability, business transformation, capacity building, program management and stakeholder engagement.