PLUS: $100m MacArthur grant to end homelessness; Dutch VC fund backs digital-only fashion house; ImpactAssets custom investments surge; new pooled fund for southeast Asia; Resonance's launchpad loan for mums' mental health; and more.
Helping firms switch to a purpose-led model, teaching social entrepreneurship to schoolkids and joining an ambitious, 80-strong partnership: how the city government's Amsterdam Impact is teaming up to help the transition to a new economy.
How can a city help transform the economy? Amsterdam Impact shares six ways it’s placing the metropolis firmly on the impact map. First up: why markets matter, and some practical steps to connect social businesses with potential buyers.
PLUS: Resonance makes raft of SITR investments ahead of crunch time for relief scheme; first impact fund for French investment firm Founders Future; Dutch social impact bond repays investors; new Conduit EIS Impact Fund; and more.
Our new Cities of Impact series, in partnership with Amsterdam Impact, explores how a city can not only nurture social entrepreneurship, but also contribute to a much more ambitious goal: transforming the whole economy.
The director of ING Netherlands Foundation on teaming up with the country’s largest bank to tackle digital exclusion, how a parent company’s value goes far beyond cash – and why overhead costs shouldn’t be a dirty word.
C SUMMIT: Organisations need to collaborate to build a circular economy – but putting in the time and effort, shared ambition and navigating the 'machinery of government' are all important if they want to be successful.
Shoppers, company bosses and government officials in the Netherlands are being urged to spend their money with responsible businesses this week, as part of The Impact Days, a campaign run by the City of Amsterdam.