Small impact ventures can make a big difference in their local communities. But sometimes they need a helping hand – that’s where Amsterdam Impact is stepping in, as part of a multi-year plan to grow the impact economy.
Civil society minister Baroness Barran says support was “substantial” – but recognises many social enterprises wish government had done more, as business leaders tell of eating into their reserves in first evidence session.
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.
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.
Does the climate crisis make you want to hide under your duvet? DICE Young Storymaker Julia Cass Hebron asks if we can use our eco-anxiety not to paralyse progress – but to drive support for alternative business models.