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CASE 01 – AM:
Impact Hub Amsterdam recently guided an innovation project for AM Gebiedsontwikkeling. The project resulted in a collaboration with impact startup ELGRA, which makes various elephant grass products with local farmers. The partnership recently received a circular chain project subsidy from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to further pilot circular bio-based construction materials.
CASE 02 – IKEA:
Around 247 million kilos of furniture are thrown away annually in the Netherlands and often incinerated, a process with significant carbon emissions.
We proudly teamed up with IKEA and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship on multiple different projects, in order to help the company achieve its circularity ambitions by connecting it to innovative impact enterprises.
The Impact Opportunity Workshop is developed to enable you to co-create and shape the direction of your innovation approach. Together with stakeholders from different departments and disciplines you will embark on a journey of discovery: exploring possibilities, opportunities, trends and best practices. The output is a map of your organisational challenges and ambitions, that we can leverage to start sourcing innovations that meet your specific needs.
The Market & Innovation Mapping phase provides you with invaluable insights into the current market dynamics. By analyzing industry trends, customer preferences, and competitive landscapes, we will provide you with sustainable opportunities that align with market demands and overarching business goals. This deep understanding empowers the development of a strategy that is not only environmentally responsible but also commercially viable.
The Business Case Ideation phase provides you with business cases in which we propose sustainable innovations that align with your defined goals and ambitions. By identifying how sustainability can directly contribute to your profitability, risk reduction, and operational efficiency, you’ll have a set of strong cases that resonate with stakeholders, enabling you to showcase the strategic relevance of sustainability and gain buy-in from decision-makers.
The Case Selection & Pilot Validation phase builds upon the business cases developed in Phase 03. Driving sustainability and innovation requires more than just identifying viable business cases. It requires the successful implementation of solutions. We’ll guide you through a selection process, and enable you to make the right decisions for proceeding with one of the innovations – after which we’ll closely collaborate with you, and the selected solution provider to bring your business case to life in a pilot programme.
“As long as we comply, it’s okay…” is the common response we often hear with regards to methods and frameworks such as ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), MPG (Environmental Performance Standard Buildings), and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment). These methods are developed for organizations to map their current standing with regards to sustainability, helping them understand their environmental and social impacts better.
Although the frameworks and methods can be challenging to keep up with for many organizations, at Impact Hub Amsterdam, we strive to transcend the mindset of mere compliance. Instead of viewing these frameworks as checkboxes to meet standards, we use them as design tools for fostering sustainable innovation and implementing impactful solutions more effectively and efficiently. Our aim is not just to meet the minimum requirements but to drive positive change and create a lasting and meaningful impact on society and the environment.
If you share a similar perspective and are passionate about making a difference, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Together, we can explore the business opportunities you could create through sustainable innovation.
Schedule a call with one of our experts, or reach out directly – During this free discovery call we will go over your challenges, ambitions, and current standings with regards to your sustainability strategy. From there on we’ll decide together if our services are for you, and which starting point would be most suitable for your specific situation in order to establish maximum impact.