Team Joost Backer

About Joost

Joost works on accelerating the transition of protein in the Netherlands, bringing the coffee sector together for sustainability, and analyzing Living Income within the coffee sector. He is interested in the relationship between producing and consuming countries and their value chains.



• Besides his work for NewForesight, Joost is also the driver behind Correspondents of the World, an online platform and community where people from all over the world share their personal stories in relation to global development.


• Prior to working at NewForesight, Joost was part of setting up the Code Social Enterprises at Social Enterprise NL. 


Joost holds an MSc in Political Economy from University of Amsterdam and a BA degree in International Studies from University of Leiden.




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