Verbos, founded in 2001, is an organisation that uses a wide-ranging network of specialists in multidisciplinary sectors and countries to address the immense global sustainability challenges that society, the public and private sectors are facing. Verbos is your ideal partner to make your business successful while also maintaining a high-level of creativity. We maintain a pro-active approach by supporting and developing innovations that ensure a sustainable positive impact, also by mitigating negative impacts and turning these into opportunities to enhance sustainable development. Our interest in business development and sustainable development, in particular the agricultural and water sector and its international trade chains, complies with the green growth policies and its focus on environmental sustainability by different global players, governments and NGO’s. We are committed to strengthening our existing partnerships, developing capacity for the benefit of our partners, as well as developing new partnerships in the Netherlands and internationally.

Verbos offers a variety of services by using the knowledge and experience of the highest quality experts in both the public and private sector. The staff at Verbos have years of experience in undertaking challenging and comprehensive projects in both the private and public sector. We also have the resources and commitment to provide services in innovative sectors, on a technological and conceptual level, using an entrepreneurial mind-set. We will continuously strive to provide your business with the best support. After all: your success is our success. Verbos will guide you throughout the process while we also strive economic viability with our realistic, practical and creative advice. Verbos would gladly be your co-pilot in developing your business or idea further. Below our services in three categories.

Offering workshops, trainings and education for management teams, personnel on leadership, corporate social responsibility and teambuilding.

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Creating long-term value for the customer through support in developing and implementing growth opportunities within and between organizations.

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Various initiatives and ventures started over the last 20 years. The common denominator is to make this world a better place for you and your children.

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Entrepreneurial focus

An entrepreneurial mind-set drives the services and commitment of Verbos Business Development. Own professional experience and knowledge by being entrepreneurs ourselves form the basis of the services that Verbos delivers. Verbos always considers each organisation’s unique situation when defining the business, operations and investment goals. Verbos assists you in developing your organisation by using a combination of high level of creativity, business development and innovation with a strong focus on gaining successful economic viability. Verbos is strongly networked in the international development of agriculture and water and use their wide-ranging network of directors, highly professional managers, trend watchers & entrepreneurs to benefit you.

Market development

Verbos is particularly involved in the development of the agricultural and water sector with its affiliated international trade chains. These are innovative sectors, both on a technological and conceptual level for positive environmental and social impacts, as well as economic sustainability, profitability, food security and water availability. With the complexity of problems that the world is facing caused by increasing levels of climate change, poverty, population growth and resource scarcity (among others), it will be of high importance to address the availability and flow of energy, food and water. This generates a large amount of international opportunities for innovation addressing these challenges.

Why we love our work ?


Passion for mission

We take pride in our mission to foster sustainable development. The staff at Verbos each contribute uniquely in this mission by supporting innovative solutions or in its operations and external involvement in organisations.


To reach an appropriate level of profitability for long term economic sustainability to meet their requirements within the competitive market to have a long term impact.

Business ethics

In all our activities we comply and respect the laws and regulations of the countries where Verbos operates. We are transparent and take responsibility and accountability in the choices we make, including our operations.

Social responsibility

Verbos values all people equally and demonstrates respect for one another, our partners, clients and so forth. We strive to ensure that all voices are heard to develop socio-economic and environmental progress.

Team work

The best solutions come forth from collaborations and partnerships. We value every team member and seek to ensure everyone can fulfil their potential, learn from each other’s experience and foster pro-active engagement.

Client orientated

Our customers, are at the heart of operations and we aim to add value to innovation ideas that foster sustainable socio-economic and environmental development.


  1. Analyse

    Exploration and analysis of the needs, capabilities, constraints and success factors.

  2. Planning

    Creating a viable plan for your idea, project or business.

  3. Strategy

    Developing strategic choices for a thoughtful and achievable business.

  4. Execution

    Putting the plan into action.

  5. Review

    Do the results meet your goals and vision? Readjustment if necessary.


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Our Team

Aart van den Bos
Founder / Owner
  • Business development 90%
  • Strategy 80%
  • Social responsibility 70%
Adrienne Acioly
Sustainability consultant
  • International development 89%
  • Social responsibility 94%
  • Project management 85%
Petra van der Hout
Business consultant
  • Interim management 90%
  • Management consulting 80%
  • Change management 70%

What our clients say


Verbos plays an important role as an enthusiastic catalyst. Thanks to Verbos we are now able to start up joint ventures in different parts of the world with theme's such as ecology, soil fertility, drinking water provisions and social responsibility

Volkert Engelsman

CEO. Eosta (winner Dutch Publi city Award CSR 2004)


Without the support of Verbos we would not have been able to arrange the funding for our project in Vietnam. In collaboration with our local partner we combined our commercial activities with the sustainable development of Vietnams local economy

Henks Smits

CEO. Calla Bulbs International B.V.

Partners and Clients


  • Succesful Workshop Water & AgroFood South Africa

    Tuesday March 13th, 2018

    Climate Smart Agriculture is one of the 11 Corporate Areas of Resource Mobilization under FAO's strategic objectives. It is in line with FAO's vision for Sustainable Food and Agriculture and supports FAO's goal to make…

  • PMA Capetown 2017

    Tuesday August 29th, 2017

      The yearly conference of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) “Fresh Connections” was held on 16 and 17 August at the Cape Town International Conventional Centre, South Africa. PMA is an important network meeting for…

  • Verbos Business Development selected as official business coach by the Dutch government.

    Wednesday August 9th, 2017

    Exporting goods and services abroad offers your business more opportunities. It can lead to greater sales and serve as a solution to the challenge of increased competition in the domestic market. With its Starters International…

  • Oplossingen / Innovaties gezocht voor Climate Smart Agriculture!

    Monday June 26th, 2017

    De komende twee maanden richt Verbos Business Development zich, in samenwerking met RVO en de Nederlandse ambassade in Zuid Afrika, op Nederlandse bedrijven (inclusief start-ups) die innovatieve oplossingen hebben om land- & tuinbouw te verduurzamen.…


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Jan v.d. Laarweg 20, 2678 LH De Lier

+31 (0)6 228 54 723