'Corporates Collaborating for Impact' at PYMWYMIC’s Impact Days

'Corporates Collaborating for Impact' at PYMWYMIC’s Impact Days

'Corporates Collaborating for Impact' at PYMWYMIC’s Impact Days
April 20th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PYMWYMIC is a community of families that invest with impact. Our C-Change team moderated a conversation with family offices on the opportunity that resides in screening 100% of ones assets on their negative and positive impact (i.e., in taking a 'full portfolio approach'). Separately, Carolien reviewed Top Trends in Corporate Impact with impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and corporations - a discussion which resulted in a lively debate around the willingness of the private sector to make an actual difference.

Impact Summit Europe: Mainstreaming Impact in the Private Sector
March 22nd – 23rd 2016, The Hague, the Netherlands

Late 2015, our C-Change team joined Phenix Capital founders Sophie Robe and Frank Bult as a co-convenor of the Impact Summit Europe. Over 250 executives – including instituitonal investors, impact funds, corporations, philanthropists, and government officials - met at the Peace Palace in The Hague to debate what can be done to mainstream impact in the European private sector. Speakers included Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Frank Elderson from the Dutch National Bank, former Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende, and private sector executives from leading firms such as APG, Blackrock,  DSM, UBS, and others.

March 22nd, The Hague, The Netherlands

Taking advantage of the presence of world-leading impact pioneers in the city, sixty ‘usual and unusual suspects’ met to imagine what a bold, pioneering Dutch SDG agenda. The event was hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Worldconnectors’ SDG Charter, Phenix, and C-Change, and kindly sponsored by WorldConnectors and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Recommendations coming out of the evening will inform our national SDG roadmap.

 

OECD Meeting of Social Impact Investment Experts
April 5th, Berlin, Germany

Building on its 2015 report ‘Social Impact Investing: Building the Evidence Base’, the OECD invited a small group of practitioners to help build a forward-looking agenda to improve data standards and transparency in the Social Impact Investing (SII) market. Our team was humbled to be invited by the OECD and looks forward to continuing to contribute to its work.