INTERVIEW: Matthijs Visch, EMEA boss at sustainable business pioneer Patagonia, on being an “activist company”, the decision to quit Facebook – and why supply chain headaches still catch them out sometimes.
Every single citizen can contribute to building an ‘impact city’ – if they’re equipped with the skills and mindset. How a government-backed programme in Amsterdam is educating the ‘impact-makers of the future’.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM More than 11,000 refugees access sports and much more in the first club created by KLABU. Now – with the backing of Paris-Saint-Germain FC – the social entrepreneur has his eye on a much bigger goal.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM: A mum-to-be spotted a gap in the market for sustainably produced, gender-neutral kidswear. Now, through renting and repurposing, she’s helping to make a notoriously wasteful industry a little gentler on the planet.
Amsterdam Impact wants to make impact entrepreneurship the default way to do business – which means getting investors on board. Find out how the city is betting on collaboration over competition to spark more deals.
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.
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.
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.