Closing the Loop & Vuil goud – member Joost de Kluijver op VPRO Tegenlicht

Met Closing the Loop wil de gedreven ondernemer Joost de Kluijver apparaten en de grondstoffen daarin binnen een circulaire economie houden.   Profiel: Joost de Kluijver 26.03.2015 © VPRO Tegenlicht “Met Closing the Loop wil de gedreven ondernemer Joost de…

Purpose as a Collective Practice – SSIR

Socially Responsible Business Purpose as a Collective Practice Building purpose-driven organizations through engaging the power of the collective. By Gabriela Gandel & Tatiana Glad | Mar. 25, 2015 Business plays a significant role in driving societal evolution. It provides livelihood…

Call for participants: 2015 European Social Innovation Competition – €50,000 prize money!

The 2015 European Social Innovation Competition has launched, with €50 000 in prize money for the top three projects. Based around the theme ‘New Ways to Grow’ the competition aims to support individuals and organisations with entrepreneurial, game changing ideas…

22 maart Wereldwaterdag: zeg je ook #dankjewel voor kraanwater?

Wereldwijd hebben bijna een miljard mensen geen schoon drinkwater, bij ons komt het gewoon uit de kraan! Op 22 maart is het Wereldwaterdag. Like, share, tweet deze film en zeg zo ook #Dankjewel voor kraanwater! [lees meer over de campagne]…

Why systems thinking is critical to meeting global grand challenges?

by Tatiana Glad  “Do you know from where your drinking water comes from?” is how I usually begin. I am in a group of people committed to solving the grand challenge of water health and access. We have in the…

#ImpactMakers: Deze 6 uitdagers bezorgen TNT en DHL koppijn – Sprout.nl

#MeetOurMembers: Red je pakketje – Miguel Baumann #ImpactMakers   Read about Miguel Baumann’s Red Je Pakketje, an Impact Hub member and proud #ImpactMaker of our global community. Like to know more about his startup? Read here www.redjepakketje.com, here http://www.emerce.nl/nieuws/nieuwe-bezorger-red-pakketje-maatwerk-leveren and,…

First Stop, City Innovation ‘Tour de Ville’

Last Wednesday 25 February afternoon we hosted 35 civil servants from different departments within the City of Amsterdam. Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer of the municipality set out with his team for the first stop in their ‘Tour de Ville’,…

“We zoeken naar goede poepachtige bronnen in West Afrika”

Met in Nederland een overschot aan mogelijke energiebronnen, van fossiel tot duurzaam, kampt de bevolking in Burkina Faso met een tekort aan energie. Anton Brunt, FasoBiogaz werkend op basis van de PSI overheidssubsidie en met Nijhuis Water Technology, spant zich…

Denk jij na over crowdfunding? Ben & Jerry’s wil jou hiermee helpen!

Denk jij na over crowdfunding? Ben & Jerry’s wil jou hiermee helpen! Join Our Core is weer terug en op zoek naar ondernemende “clever cookies” die niet alleen onze waarde delen, maar ook een stap naar voren durven te zetten…

‘Niemand maakt mij iets wijs over de kledingindustrie’

Bert van Son introduceerde een revolutionair idee in de circulaire economie: klanten kunnen bij zijn bedrijf Mud Jeans een spijkerbroek leasen. De oude broeken worden gerecycled of ‘geupcycled’, zodat ze nog als vintage worden verkocht. De Impact Hub in Amsterdam…

Creating Shared Value at Harvard: My 5 take-aways

By Lara Muller (Corporate Sustainability executive, advisor & lecturer) Last December, I had the pleasure to attend the first ever Creating Shared Value (CSV) executive course at Harvard Business School. I have followed professor Michael Porter- and Mark Kramers work…

Members breakfast: Kick off 2015 + photos

Thank you for an energic start of the year, it was great to kick off 2015 with so many of you over a delicious breakfast. For those of you who missed it, not to worry. Have a look at a…

4 reasons why you should continue in your idea phase

Amsterdam – 12 December – Today another innovative idea came forth out the pressure cooker called Business Model Challenge and saw the daylight. FitzG a well-tested ambitious business idea on how to solve the so-called plastic soup in our oceans,…

NEWS: #WEGOTCROWDED KONNEKTid

After a little more than 40 days of crowdfunding, Konnektid’s campaign ended at midnight yesterday. They set their goal at €100.000 and they ended up surpassing it: they crowdfunded €105.734! 75 people invested in @Konnektid, the online knowledge-sharing community that has…

Program Highlight: Tuscany On The Move 2014

We hosted 10 Italian social entrepreneurs interested in learning to scale. In a 5-days full immersion, Impact Hub demonstrated how Amsterdam makes social innovation manifest. Initiated by Impact Hub Florence and the government of Tuscany, the TOM project is proof…