Sigrid Hemels (1973) is full professor of tax law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law, visiting professor in tax law at Lund University School of Economics and Busines and PSL Counsel at Allen & Overy Amsterdam. Part of her research focusses on tax incentives for art, culture and charities. She publishes and lectures regularly on these topics. She has been a member of the supervisory board of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and of the Amsterdam Museum. Currently she is a board member of the Van den Berch van Heemstede stichting, member of the advisory committee of the Giving in the Netherlands project of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, of Vereniging Rembrandt and of Stichting Geef om Cultuur. In 2020 she chaired the advisory committee of the pilot Cultuurmonitor of the Boekmanstichting.
Prof. Dr. Karen Maas is endowed professor of Accounting and Sustainability at the Open University, Heerlen. She is also academic director of Impact Centre Erasmus (ICE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Karen conducts research in the field of impact strategies, - measurement and management, sustainability, and impact investing. Karen worked with many for-profit, non-profit and financial organizations to measure and manage their impact. Karen is member of the supervisory board of Fair Capital Partner and of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. Next to that she is a member of the Sustainable Finance Lab and the Sustainable Pension Investment Lab and of the Advisory board of ‘Het groene Brein’. Her work has been published in books, academic journals, newspapers and online sources.
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