Pieter founded what is currently known as Shaping Impact Group in 2011 as an impact fund management and impact consulting firm. Shaping Impact Group works with investors, philanthropists, funds and foundations to generate maximum societal impact.
Pieter Oostlander’s professional background is in accountancy and finance. He held various top-level finance functions in several international companies. In 2004, he switched to the social investment and venture philanthropy sector, driven by the aspiration to make societal impact a significant part of his professional life. He became director of the Noaber foundation, This is where he started Shaerpa, which was the foundation for Shaping Impact Group.
He works tirelessly on what he calls “the marriage between the business approach and societal goals.” He has been a member of the board of directors of EVPA for ten years, three of which as chairman. Pieter is also a member of the board of directors of Social Value International, an international network nurturing and promoting the use of a systematic approach to social value accounting.