And that’s exactly what our community does, they change the status quo when it comes to materials, when it comes to product design, and when it comes to business models: Why not change the way our goods are distributed and consumed? What if we can find more creative and healthy ways to meet human needs? And how can we re-define growth not by numbers but by positive contribution and deepening of customer relationships?
These entrepreneurs activate new models and concepts, and prove that their new way of thinking actually works and that it’s good for business as well for people and the planet. We support our community in this journey. With them, we seek to shape the next day, to move towards a new economy, where impact is the norm, by reinventing, recreating and redesigning.
Impact Hub Amsterdam connects pioneers, leaders and innovators to organisations, investors, and the public sector. We are a collaboration and innovation enabler. Because complex issues our society is facing cannot be solved alone. They ask for collaboration, they ask for everybody to participate, and for everybody to understand deeply they have a role to play.
And it’s not about just seeing it as a communication campaign or a risk management piece. Because that was how sustainability was anchored in organisations in the past, as something very much externally focused. About ‘how do we deal with criticism, and how do we avoid people seeing us in a bad light?’ Change and purpose have to be at the core of the brand, organisation or SME. You need to shape your whole culture around it and live it authentically.
So question standards. Question your industry, what it’s built on, who it benefits (or not). Seek to deepen your core understanding of how to make products, how to serve customers and how to play a responsible role in driving business and society to a new stage.
There are generative solutions for problems. Apply them, let’s just not continue in the old ways. And Impact Hub is here to help. We help you to develop valuable insights on impact, activate your first steps, source and match innovative solutions, and accelerate your impact.
Clients include Tommy Hilfiger, Chivas, Cartier, WWF Netherlands, The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and What Design Can Do.