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Building a new balance between ecology, economics, and hope

About us

In 2013, ecologist and entrepreneur Willem Ferwerda started with a vision: to turn degraded landscapes into thriving ecosystems and communities together with local partners. Today, Commonland works on solutions at the landscape scale, together with farmers, local partner organisations, policymakers, businesses, NGOs, and investors. We use the 4 Returns Framework, a common language and practical approach to transform degraded landscapes into thriving ones, by focusing on 4 key returns over the course of a single generation, or 20 years.

At Commonland you’re not just doing your job, you’re contributing to the broader movement to regenerate landscapes and communities worldwide. Do you have that bright, enthusiastic and a bit idealistic mind (and hands) we’re looking for? Then we’re looking forward to meeting you, once applied for one of our vacancies! 


Currently we don’t have any open positions, please keep on following us on our socials for future positions. We wish you good luck on your career path!

Communications Intern
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Landscape Finance Manager
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

What can we offer you?

Working on the Commonland team and with our partners, you get the opportunity to create long-term sustainable and social impact across continents. Next to this, you can expect:

  • To work in a passionate & (mission) driven international team

  • An open, dynamic, and supportive learning environment - we value personal development!

  • Fun team activities & weekly healthy lunch

  • A home office almost as pleasant as our brand-new (green!) office location

  • And if that isn’t enough, you also get:

    Training budget

    31 paid days-off

    Flexible hours

    Pension contribution

    Meet our team

    We find it important to involve team members from different teams when it comes to hiring new colleagues. At Commonland, we all share a common goal: to make holistic and business-driven landscape restoration happen. Our international team consists of scientists, facilitators and project managers, with experience in ecology, agriculture & forestry, human rights, and business - a. o. We believe that only with a strong team and our local partners, we can make our mission successful. Therefore, we set up three core values: 

    1. We empower each other We take care of each other and our partners by enhancing potential, embracing diversity, and valuing performance.

    2. We are honest and compassionate We treat each other and our partners with respect, openness, and curiosity. 

    3. We put words into action We achieve our goals together by being a dependable partner. 

    Meet the team here >

    Commonland team

    Want to read more?

    4 Returns toolkit

    Learn more about landscape restoration & the 4 Returns with this toolkit


    Watch the Spanish documentary Head, Heart & Hands by our partners AlVelAl and Inspiration4Action for more inspiration

    Annual report

    Commonland's interactive annual report 2020 & 2019

    Website & events

    Find out more about the work & events of Commonland and partners on our website