About us


CSRD ACADEMY was started by Impact Institute to to empower businesses and professionals to transform and to enable them to comply with the EU CSRD and address the current sustainability challenges.

Why now?

Between 2024 and 2030 onwards up to 50.000 companies need to report on CSRD. Now is the time to educate yourself on basic and advanced CSRD requirements, methods and applications. You can comply, grow impact and ultimately save costs on external advisors.

Why us?

The CSRD ACADEMY is powered by leading experts in sustainability, finance, education and compliance. We are based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and operate worldwide. We are part of Impact Institute, the world's leading provider of advice, data, software and education on impact measurement and governance. Have a look at our team here. And visit the site of Impact Institute here.

Our unique selling points

  • Practice oriented. We offer a standardised approach to our education that enables people to become practically oriented CSRD professionals. Our instructors have practical experience with developing impact reports, metrics and targets, policies, strategies, governance and data collection for the largest corporations worldwide.
  • Impact valuation. We use the unique IWAF framework that we developed with Harvard Business School and the Impact Economy Foundation as our framework to move beyond short term compliance and focus on making impact an integral part of businesses and financial institutions. Our teachers are the world’s leading impact data and finance experts.
  • Transformative. We focus on using the CSRD and the European Sustainability Reporting Standard (ESRS) as an instrument to address today's challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty. We are one of the initiators of CSRD.org, a collective effort of impact investors and entrepreneurs to propose a more ambitious ESRS.

Our instructors are experts and practitioners, including

Michel Scholte

Co-Founder & Executive Director Impact Institute

Senior Instructor

Michel Scholte is co-founder
and member of the Executive Committee of Impact Institute. He is a social entrepreneur who is committed to a fairer economy. Michel is also a co-founder and executive director of True Price. He is a former Minister of the New Economy, elected by MVO Nederland. He serves on several advisory boards and is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum's Shapers Network. Holding an MSc in Sociology from VU University Amsterdam, with a specialisation in research methods, politics and living wages and being an expert in CSRD, Michel guides participants through he social ESRS modules. Michel is a sought-after speaker and opinion leader in the field of impact measurement and valuation, with 36K followers on LinkedIn. Michel is also the driving force behind training professionals to become impact and CSRD professionals and leads the educational work of Impact Institute. As an instructor, Michel will take you on the journey of CSRD and make you excited to go beyond!

Joram Prinsen

Manager of the Education Team

Senior Instructor

Joram Prinsen is the manager of the education team, focusing on the CSRD Academy. He is Dutch chartered accountant (Register Accountant, RA) with 10 years of work experience at PwC in financial audit and advising on and assuring integrated reports and sustainability/ESG information. In his spare time, he loves working in his vegetable garden and cycling to the beach with his wife Charlotte and daughter, Ella. As an instructor, Joram will help you to explore various topics of CSRD from the prism and beyond audit.

Dr. Reiner de Adelhart Toorop

Head of Research

Senior Instructor

Reinier is Head of Research
and leads the development of new impact methodology. Reinier is proud to have published a review article on True Cost Accounting in Nature Food. Before Impact Institute, Reinier was a Research Associate at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Reinier holds a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from Leiden University. He was a world champion in debating (English-as-a-second-language) and a silver medalist at the International Biology Olympiad. Within the education provided by Impact Institute, Reinier plays an important role in the methodology and development of our training programs. Reinier makes complex topics more exciting and easier to understand. He guides participants throughout the general and topical standards, and is the wizard of the CSRD Materiality Assessment and Gap Analysis.

Julia Demjanchenko

Product Development Lead

Instructor and Facilitator

Julia is a Team Leader and an
e-learning designer of Education at Impact Institute. She is an experienced syllabus developer, a YouTube educator, and an educational podcast co-host. Moreover, Julia holds a Cambridge certificate of Train the Trainer expert. She translates the course content into effective e-learning. Julia has extensive entrepreneurial experience and is a Meetup organizer. Previously, she obtained a Cambridge Master’s Diploma in Teaching Adults and M.A. in Management and Organisation. She loves organizing events and reading about instructional design and neuroscience. As a facilitator, Julia will keep you engaged throughout the complete programme and will make sure you feel a sense of achievement after the completion of our educational programmes. As a product developer, Julia will ensure you have access to the latest CSRD updates and knowledge.

Antoniya Grozdanova

Student Success Coach


Antoniya Grozdanova is a Student Success Coach. She holds an MSc in Sustainable Entrepreneurship from Groningen University and previously obtained her BBA in International Business and Languages. Prior to her masters, she worked as a Product Marketing Manager. Antoniya is passionate about supporting professionals in realising the Impact Economy, by helping them gain access to good quality impact education. Antoniya will be in contact with you throughout your entire learning journey and will make sure you have all the CSRD tools needed to make this a successful learning journey!

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