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Amsterdam has a long history of entrepreneurs who care for both the city and its residents. Social entrepreneurship – doing business that focuses on creating added value for society – is an integral part of the city’s mindset. Discover more about the city's impact ecosystem and stay up to date on the latest developments.

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  • New initiative: The Impact Days

    The cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht all run varied schemes to promote social enterprise and social purchasing. To raise awareness of social enterprise at local and national level, the four cities are now joining forces in a three-day campaign: The Impact Days. From 15 to 17 November, social enterprises, organisations and cities will run a range of activities for different target groups.

  • New ‘Fashion for Good’ museum to open in Amsterdam

    The new attraction aims to help visitors discover the stories behind their clothes and promote sustainability in the fashion sector.

  • Documentary series on business for a better world

    ‘Fix the World and Make Money’ may sound like a contradiction, but it’s actually the title of a new documentary series on companies around the world that are convinced there’s good money to be made out of making the world a better place. Each episode gives an insightful view into one of these companies, with products ranging from guilt-free diamonds made in the lab and spoons you can eat, to feminist pornography.

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