B Corp Summit - 23 & 24 September

Amsterdam Impact is a proud partner Lead the Beat, B Corp Europe’s 2019 summit, which will take place at the Muziekgebouw. This annual summit is a unique opportunity to explore business as a force for good. Whether you work for a startup or corporate, whether your enterprise is a certified B Corp or not, this year’s summit is open to all entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs using business as a means for positive change. 

The first day will kick off with a keynote by Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway and continue with workshops and open spaces to share experiences, learn skills essential to being a successful B Corp, and create business opportunities. On day two, which includes talks from B Corp and Innocent Drinks, you will take on the challenge of transforming the operating principles of business into sustainability and inclusion in order to grow a B economy and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

We will be hosting a workshop, too, so keep an eye on the programme to stay in the loop. And watch our interview with B Lab Europe director Nathan Gilbert to learn more about the global B Corp movement!

Amsterdam Capital House, 23 - 25 September

Amsterdam Capital Week is celebrating its fifth anniversary by introducing Amsterdam Capital House. This three-day event hosted at Capital C, Amsterdam’s new creative hotspot, brings together more than 1500 entrepreneurs, creative minds, investors, community builders, corporate innovators and civil servants from Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem. The aim? To support the growth of future-shaping entrepreneurs. 

As entrepreneurial success is nowadays defined by more than the amount of funding raised, the event will explore human, financial and social capital. Which is also what we, at Amsterdam Impact, do with our annual Unpack Impact session co-created with Impact Hub Amsterdam. 

Already at its fourth edition during Amsterdam Capital Week, Unpack Impact shows how business contributes to positive change. By bringing together impact entrepreneurs and impact-driven financiers, we stimulate conscious capital and build collaboration to solve local and global challenges. Get a glimpse of last year’s event and stay tuned for our speakers! 

SDG Action Day, 25 September

The SDG Action Day at the world’s first SDG House is an annual event that aims to create partnerships to achieve the SDGs and set up concrete activities throughout the Netherlands. The 2019 edition’s theme is Connecting Generations, so expect a focus on nurturing cross-sector and intergenerational collaboration and bringing young leaders into the spotlight. Joining you will be 500 other CEOs, innovators, entrepreneurs, experts and young professionals ready to explore solutions for SDGs ranging from gender equality to responsible consumption and production. Dedicated break-out sessions will be hosted by organisations such as PwC Netherlands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MVO Netherlands. 

Together with Impact Hub Amsterdam, we have also developed an interactive session: Tech4Good: New Digital Technologies for SDGs. Get insights from impact enterprises and tech experts on tackling the SDGs with solutions ranging from virtual reality to blockchain!