PAST EVENTS

October 2018

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Impact hub Amsterdam, 23RD october 2018, Amsterdam

In October focused on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. This goal aims at creating a future in which our cities are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

To have more information about the SDG Meetups just take a look at the SDG Gateway

SOCAP18, 23RD - 26th october 2018, San Francisco

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference activating the capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the world in a unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change.

C-Change attended the event and we got in touch with many funders and partners.

September 2018

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join our monthly sdg meetups!

In September we started with our first SDG Meet Up, focusing on SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. This SDG aims at promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all.

Read all about the meetups here.

Inauguration of the Academic Year 2018-2019, 3rd September, Groningen, The Netherlands

On September the 3rd, 2018, Carolien de Bruin, our founder and CEO, has been awarded "Alumna of the year" by the University of Groningen. We are very glad and thankful that the University of Groningen recognises the importance of sustainability for our society. Take a look here if you want to read her inspirational speech.

June 2018

July 2018

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Partnership Exchange, 13th July, New York, United States of America

Organized in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), the Partnership Exchange is United Nations' annual global gathering for reviewing multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in supporting the implementation of the SDGs.

Carolien de Bruin will be attending as a panel member of the thematic panel Building country level action platforms to catalyze partnerships for the SDGs. See also: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/PartnershipExchange/

22 June, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Impact Hub Amsterdam celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a day filled with workshops and keynotes featuring the latest in sustainability, start-ups and entrepreneurship. C-Change and MKB Servicedesk hosted an exciting and interactive workshop called "Small Businesses & the SDGs: A Match Made In Heaven?"

April 2018

  10-13 April, Oxford, United Kingdom    Skoll World Forum - The Power of Proximity   The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.  In order to address inequality and injustice, we must more deeply understand the current status quo—and how to disrupt it. There is no other way to do this than to engage with, and be close to the people and communities facing deep and persistent biases of all kinds. We’ll hear from community leaders, activists, social entrepreneurs, and innovators who bring a profound appreciation of our shared challenges and who have worked from within and side-by-side with communities to find solutions.

10-13 April, Oxford, United Kingdom

Skoll World Forum - The Power of Proximity

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.

In order to address inequality and injustice, we must more deeply understand the current status quo—and how to disrupt it. There is no other way to do this than to engage with, and be close to the people and communities facing deep and persistent biases of all kinds. We’ll hear from community leaders, activists, social entrepreneurs, and innovators who bring a profound appreciation of our shared challenges and who have worked from within and side-by-side with communities to find solutions.

  10-12 April, Geneva, Switzerland    WASD 16th International Annual Conference   For the first time since its inception the Annual Conference of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) will be co-organized with, and hosted by a United Nations body, namely the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system (JIU) in the Palais des Nations – Geneva, as an expression of participatory, open and multi-stakeholder approach that underlies the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The thematic focus of the 2018 Conference will be “Public private partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Both JIU and WASD are inspired by the conviction that the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals provides momentum for a renewed UN engagement with the private sector.  Carolien de Bruin will be attending as a panel member of the thematic panel Investing in SDGs on April 10th at 14:30.

10-12 April, Geneva, Switzerland

WASD 16th International Annual Conference

For the first time since its inception the Annual Conference of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) will be co-organized with, and hosted by a United Nations body, namely the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system (JIU) in the Palais des Nations – Geneva, as an expression of participatory, open and multi-stakeholder approach that underlies the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The thematic focus of the 2018 Conference will be “Public private partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Both JIU and WASD are inspired by the conviction that the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals provides momentum for a renewed UN engagement with the private sector.

Carolien de Bruin will be attending as a panel member of the thematic panel Investing in SDGs on April 10th at 14:30.

March 2018

  21-23 March 2018, Bonn, Germany    Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development   A diverse and jam-packed programme of thematic sessions for Festival-goers, spanning the three days of the event. Sessions are grouped around the 2018 core Festival themes: innovation approaches, citizen engagement, communicating the SDGs, mobilising action and multi-stakeholder engagement. The festival connects an inspiring mix of business leaders, activists, UN representatives, academia, governments, innovators, global organisations, and the media from across the globe to share their insight and experience in a truly phenomenal and hands-on atmosphere.

21-23 March 2018, Bonn, Germany

Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

A diverse and jam-packed programme of thematic sessions for Festival-goers, spanning the three days of the event. Sessions are grouped around the 2018 core Festival themes: innovation approaches, citizen engagement, communicating the SDGs, mobilising action and multi-stakeholder engagement. The festival connects an inspiring mix of business leaders, activists, UN representatives, academia, governments, innovators, global organisations, and the media from across the globe to share their insight and experience in a truly phenomenal and hands-on atmosphere.

  21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom    Data for Development Festival   This event for the partners and friends of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data will focus on driving action and fostering strong links that will lead to improved outcomes as the Global Partnership community looks ahead, in the short term to the 73rd UN General Assembly in September and the World Data Forum in October, and in the longer term to 2030. This event provides an opportunity to participate in numerous thematic events, network with the global data community, meet representatives of the Global Partnership’s new Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Group, and shape the partnership's future.

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom

Data for Development Festival

This event for the partners and friends of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data will focus on driving action and fostering strong links that will lead to improved outcomes as the Global Partnership community looks ahead, in the short term to the 73rd UN General Assembly in September and the World Data Forum in October, and in the longer term to 2030. This event provides an opportunity to participate in numerous thematic events, network with the global data community, meet representatives of the Global Partnership’s new Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Group, and shape the partnership's future.

  29 March, Paris, France    Impact2 Paris   Impact² is the leading global event dedicated to social entrepreneurship and to the new economy combining wealth creation and/or positive social/environmental positive impact. The goal of Impact² is to generate economically innovative solutions to meet the social challenges of our times.  The City of Paris and INCO invite the most brilliant minds across the world to discuss the building of a new economy, an economy that is wished to be fairer and more equal and that adequately responds to the social, societal and environmental challenges of our modern world.

29 March, Paris, France

Impact2 Paris

Impact² is the leading global event dedicated to social entrepreneurship and to the new economy combining wealth creation and/or positive social/environmental positive impact. The goal of Impact² is to generate economically innovative solutions to meet the social challenges of our times.

The City of Paris and INCO invite the most brilliant minds across the world to discuss the building of a new economy, an economy that is wished to be fairer and more equal and that adequately responds to the social, societal and environmental challenges of our modern world.

February 2018

  2-4 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America    SDG Compacts Rapid Action Team (RATE) Kick-Off Meeting   The RATE kick off meeting will be hosted by the Global Development Incubator and the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College.The two-day meeting will feature presentations, panel discussions, breakout groups, to develop recommendations on moving forward with SDG Compacts Action Plan, 2018-2020

2-4 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America

SDG Compacts Rapid Action Team (RATE) Kick-Off Meeting

The RATE kick off meeting will be hosted by the Global Development Incubator and the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College.The two-day meeting will feature presentations, panel discussions, breakout groups, to develop recommendations on moving forward with SDG Compacts Action Plan, 2018-2020

  4-6 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America    SDG Global Ambition Local Action (GAL.A.) Cities Learning Summit    The meeting will be hosted by the City of Los Angeles, the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College, and the Global Development Incubator. The two-day event will feature high-level keynote presentations, interactive deliberations, and synthesis sessions on accelerating SDG implementation.

4-6 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America

SDG Global Ambition Local Action (GAL.A.) Cities Learning Summit


The meeting will be hosted by the City of Los Angeles, the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College, and the Global Development Incubator. The two-day event will feature high-level keynote presentations, interactive deliberations, and synthesis sessions on accelerating SDG implementation.

January 2018 

  January 25 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands    New Business Summit   New Business Summit is the realization of the belief of World Startup Factory: “in order to solve pressing societal problems most effectively, businesses today need to stem from an alignment of effort among various actors in an ecosystem. Entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, SMEs, research institutions and governments should come together with shared efforts to tackle real-world societal challenges.” The event aims to be the platform addressing the need for this synergy.

January 25 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands

New Business Summit

New Business Summit is the realization of the belief of World Startup Factory: “in order to solve pressing societal problems most effectively, businesses today need to stem from an alignment of effort among various actors in an ecosystem. Entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, SMEs, research institutions and governments should come together with shared efforts to tackle real-world societal challenges.” The event aims to be the platform addressing the need for this synergy.

  23-26 January 2018, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland    World Economic Forum   Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World  The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. By coming together at the start of the year, we can shape the future by joining this unparalleled global effort in co-design, co-creation and collaboration. The programme’s depth and breadth make it a true summit of summits.

23-26 January 2018, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

World Economic Forum

Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. By coming together at the start of the year, we can shape the future by joining this unparalleled global effort in co-design, co-creation and collaboration. The programme’s depth and breadth make it a true summit of summits.

November 2017

  6-9 November, Lisbon Portugal    Web Summit   C-Change will be attending Web Summit as a BETA start-up, awarded to the most promising start-ups. Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world and will be attended by over 60,000 people.  Follow us on  Instagram  for daily updates and an unique look into Web Summit (including talks by the many inspirational speakers)

6-9 November, Lisbon Portugal

Web Summit

C-Change will be attending Web Summit as a BETA start-up, awarded to the most promising start-ups. Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world and will be attended by over 60,000 people.

Follow us on Instagram for daily updates and an unique look into Web Summit (including talks by the many inspirational speakers)

  8 November, Amsterdam, the Netherlands    We Do 2030 Festival   On the 8th of November six inspiring speakers will tell their story at the WeDo 2030! festival in Amsterdam.  Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker.  C-Change will assist JCI in getting everyone at the festival to commit to the SDGs.

8 November, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

We Do 2030 Festival

On the 8th of November six inspiring speakers will tell their story at the WeDo 2030! festival in Amsterdam.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker.

C-Change will assist JCI in getting everyone at the festival to commit to the SDGs.

September 2017 

 Check out the full video of our SDG Media Zone panel on Connect4Impact  HERE    Speakers:  Ms. Myriam Sidibe, (Unilever Africa Social Mission Lead), Mr. Githinji Gitahi, (Global Director, Amref Flying Doctors), Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, (UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya, UNDP)  Moderator:  Ms. Carolien de Bruin, (CEO and Founder, C-Change)

Check out the full video of our SDG Media Zone panel on Connect4Impact HERE

Speakers: Ms. Myriam Sidibe, (Unilever Africa Social Mission Lead), Mr. Githinji Gitahi, (Global Director, Amref Flying Doctors), Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, (UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya, UNDP)
Moderator: Ms. Carolien de Bruin, (CEO and Founder, C-Change)

  25 - 26 September, Impact Start Up Fest, The Hague, the Netherlands   The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center stage.  Carolien will pitch on behalf of C-Change during the Start ups on Stage event.

25 - 26 September, Impact Start Up Fest, The Hague, the Netherlands

The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center stage.

Carolien will pitch on behalf of C-Change during the Start ups on Stage event.

  21 September 2017 - SDG Media Zone, United Nations HQ, New York, USA   On behalf of C-Change, Carolien de Bruin will moderate a 15-minute panel called  Connect 4 Impact: The Urgency of Strategic, Collaborative SDG Action . The panel members are Siddarth Chatterjee (UNDP), Githinji Gitahi (Amref Flying Doctors) and Myriam Sidibe (Unilever). To follow the panel discussion on  livestream , please go  here .

21 September 2017 - SDG Media Zone, United Nations HQ, New York, USA

On behalf of C-Change, Carolien de Bruin will moderate a 15-minute panel called Connect 4 Impact: The Urgency of Strategic, Collaborative SDG Action. The panel members are Siddarth Chatterjee (UNDP), Githinji Gitahi (Amref Flying Doctors) and Myriam Sidibe (Unilever). To follow the panel discussion on livestream, please go here.

  20 September 2017 - Harvard Club, New York, United States of America   C-Change is proud to host the meeting: Advancing Business Network and Platform Collaboration, alongside Business for Social Responsibility, B Team, ICC (Global Business Alliance for 2030), USCIB (Business for 2030), UNDP (Business Call to Action) and Business Fights Poverty.

20 September 2017 - Harvard Club, New York, United States of America

C-Change is proud to host the meeting: Advancing Business Network and Platform Collaboration, alongside Business for Social Responsibility, B Team, ICC (Global Business Alliance for 2030), USCIB (Business for 2030), UNDP (Business Call to Action) and Business Fights Poverty.

June 2017

July 2017

May 2017

  20 – 22 June 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands   Eurodad’s International Conference 2017, co-hosted with Latindadd, ActionAid Netherlands, Both Ends, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib, SOMO. In a world of extreme inequality, widespread poverty, and environmental fragility, the need for alternatives has never been greater. The global economic crisis proved the fragility of both the economic system and the model underpinning it.

20 – 22 June 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands

Eurodad’s International Conference 2017, co-hosted with Latindadd, ActionAid Netherlands, Both Ends, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib, SOMO. In a world of extreme inequality, widespread poverty, and environmental fragility, the need for alternatives has never been greater. The global economic crisis proved the fragility of both the economic system and the model underpinning it.

  18 July 2017 - United Nations Head Quarters, New York, United States of America   During the SDG Business Forum the publication of SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Global Capital Markets will be presented by Carolien de Bruin. The report is now available for reading, to go to the full report go  here .

18 July 2017 - United Nations Head Quarters, New York, United States of America

During the SDG Business Forum the publication of SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Global Capital Markets will be presented by Carolien de Bruin. The report is now available for reading, to go to the full report go here.

  18 July 2017 - New York, United States of America   Following the success of last year’s inaugural forum, the second annual SDG Business Forum will take place at the United Nations on 18 July 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.  Carolien will be speaking here during the first session on Private Sector Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals.  Check out her speech on UN TV  here  (starting at 1:34:00)!

18 July 2017 - New York, United States of America

Following the success of last year’s inaugural forum, the second annual SDG Business Forum will take place at the United Nations on 18 July 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.

Carolien will be speaking here during the first session on Private Sector Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Check out her speech on UN TV here (starting at 1:34:00)!

  9 – 16 May 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands   On the first day of this four-day masterclass, Carolien de Bruin, founder and CEO of C-Change, will provide a workshop on incorporating the SDGs and enriching strategic goals into the core processes of an organization.

9 – 16 May 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

On the first day of this four-day masterclass, Carolien de Bruin, founder and CEO of C-Change, will provide a workshop on incorporating the SDGs and enriching strategic goals into the core processes of an organization.

April 2017

   UN Expert Meeting & High-Level ‘SDG Financing Lab’     17 - 18 April 2017, New York, United States   C-Change presented our report at the high-level SDG Financing Lab Action Event in New York this Spring and facilitated an Expert Meeting to validate its content. The report ‘SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Capital Markets’ was commissioned by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The authors, Maarten Biermans and Carolien de Bruin, coin the term ‘SDG investing’ and call for a forward-looking action agenda for shifting capital markets. Our team is highly committed to contribute to the agenda going forward.

UN Expert Meeting & High-Level ‘SDG Financing Lab’

17 - 18 April 2017, New York, United States

C-Change presented our report at the high-level SDG Financing Lab Action Event in New York this Spring and facilitated an Expert Meeting to validate its content. The report ‘SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Capital Markets’ was commissioned by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The authors, Maarten Biermans and Carolien de Bruin, coin the term ‘SDG investing’ and call for a forward-looking action agenda for shifting capital markets. Our team is highly committed to contribute to the agenda going forward.

   Dutch Consulate Organizes SDG Investing Luncheon     19 April 2017, UN Headquarters, New York   Hosted by Lise Gregoire – Van Haaren, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Dutch Mission to the UN, C-Change addressed the Mission’s ‘Friends of SDG Financing’ and leading sustainability pioneers, including Peter Thomson, president of the United Nations General Assembly. Carolien de Bruin spoke about the Dutch ‘SDG Investing Agenda’ which was presented to the Dutch Cabinet in December 2016 and its more recent global report on SDG Investing.

Dutch Consulate Organizes SDG Investing Luncheon

19 April 2017, UN Headquarters, New York

Hosted by Lise Gregoire – Van Haaren, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Dutch Mission to the UN, C-Change addressed the Mission’s ‘Friends of SDG Financing’ and leading sustainability pioneers, including Peter Thomson, president of the United Nations General Assembly. Carolien de Bruin spoke about the Dutch ‘SDG Investing Agenda’ which was presented to the Dutch Cabinet in December 2016 and its more recent global report on SDG Investing.

   Skoll World Forum     4 - 7 April 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom

Skoll World Forum
4 - 7 April 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom

March 2017

February 2017

   Unlikely Allies: The Future of Our City     31 March 2017, Opening event Impact Hub, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Unlikely Allies: The Future of Our City

31 March 2017, Opening event Impact Hub, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

   Tackle Global Challenges & Seize Opportunities    15 February 2017, Rijswijk, the Netherlands

Tackle Global Challenges & Seize Opportunities
15 February 2017, Rijswijk, the Netherlands

December 2016

   SDGI Launch at GIIN Investor Forum    7 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

SDGI Launch at GIIN Investor Forum
7 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

   The GIIN Investor Forum    7 - 8 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The GIIN Investor Forum
7 - 8 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

   Transform Our World - DSGC/Charter    8 December 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Transform Our World - DSGC/Charter
8 December 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

November 2016

  Paris OECD Expert Meeting   2 November 2016, Paris, France

Paris OECD Expert Meeting
2 November 2016, Paris, France

   YouthSpeak Forum Aiesec    21 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

YouthSpeak Forum Aiesec
21 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

   Le Comptoir Round Table     28 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Le Comptoir Round Table
28 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

May 2016

   The Human Cities Coalition stakeholder meeting    17 May 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Human Cities Coalition stakeholder meeting
17 May 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

April 2016

March 2016

   ‘Getting Beyond Business As Usual’ at the Skoll World Forum    13 - 15 April 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom

‘Getting Beyond Business As Usual’ at the Skoll World Forum
13 - 15 April 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom

   'Corporates Collaborating for Impact' at PYMWYMIC's Impact Days    20 April 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  Ringing the Bell for Impact   21 March 2016 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ringing the Bell for Impact
21 March 2016 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands