Read up on impact
Read up on impact

Read up on impact

We share the latest research on impact led in collaboration with our clients and partners. Read our publications on key topics and industries, such as the agrifood industry, a resilient economy, or discover sustainable solutions in our Impact Nation reports.

Our publications

Pioneers of the Short Food Chain (2019)

In this report, five cutting-edge pioneers of the short food supply chain discuss their drive and their mission. The founders of De Melkbrouwerij, Herenboeren, Boerschappen, Vokomokum & Atlantis Handelshuis use innovative, short-chain business models to build a fundamentally different system.

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COVID-19 as a Tipping Point (2020)

Climate change. Loss of biodiversity. Famine and obesity. A national nitrogen crisis. Our current ways of food production and consumption are not sustainable. This report investigates two timely questions: how has Covid-19 impacted sustainable food entrepreneurs? And how should Impact Hb Amsterdam proceed to leverage its Food Ecosystem to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food system?

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Towards a More Resilient Economy

This paper offers insights into the Impact entrepreneurs field in Amsterdam and beyond. We share some emerging responses and recommendations for action to ensure the viability – and thriveability – of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurs and social innovators through the current Covid-19 situation and for the post-Covid-19 period of economic renewal.

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Off the Beaten Track (2020)

Throughout the food chain – from soil to mouth – people and organisations are working on ways to make the food system healthier and more sustainable. They try to produce with less and less impact on the environment and climate, generating less waste and with more attention to animal welfare. Impact enterprises place this kind of issues at the center of their business operations.

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Impact Nation Research

During Impact Nation, we match eight medium-sized companies with a sustainability challenge to an innovative solution provider, and support them for 100 days in running a successful pilot together. From this experience, we’ve identified common challenges that SMEs seek to tackle within the areas of circularity, climate, and social sustainability, as well as fresh innovators working to target key issues in these fields.

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Mapping Refugee Migrant Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Europe

The ‘Mapping Refugee & Migrant Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Europe’ is a study conducted between January and June 2020 in collaboration with The Human Safety Net. The research addresses the information gap on how entrepreneurial support organisations should effectively develop service offering to both refugees and migrants to equip them with the skills needed to start and grow their business.

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