Thursday, 5 March, 19:00-21:30

Member Meet-up:
Plant Based Cheese and Wine Tasting @ Willicroft

Join us for the first Net Impact Amsterdam member meet-up of the year!

Hosted by Willicroft plant-based cheeses, located in the Amsterdam city center, we will mingle over a selection of Willicroft’s famous plant-based cheeses, hand-paired with natural wines from their collection. Willicroft owner Brad Vanstone named the company after his grandfather’s dairy farm, which started in 1957. Brad reimagined the business to be completely plant-based, catering especially to the world’s cheese lovers. He will share the background of the company, the story of what drove him to participate in the plant-based movement, and the impacts of animal agriculture on the environment and human health.

Past events

Monday, 6 January, 15:00-18:30

Changing Business from the Inside Out:
A treehugger’s guide to working in corporates

Tim Mohin, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most widely used standard for corporate sustainability reporting, and Net Impact Amsterdam Advisory Board Member, will chair an interactive discussion with participants, and share insights from his 35+ years navigating corporations to improve their sustainability. A networking borrel will follow.

Thursday, 14 November, 16:00-18:30

The City of 2099:
Foundations for an Unknown Future

We’ve partnered with BLOC, a next generation creative development firm that designs and realizes radical and creative solutions to challenges that shape the new economy, for an afternoon of interactive workshops exploring value chains for cities of the future. The event will address circular and modular solutions and ideas to meet urban living challenges of tomorrow and a vision on transforming and future-proofing education.

Friday, 1 November, 19:00-22:30

Herba Vora

A curated dinner and guided dialogue with experts in agricultural systems, food origins, and economics

at YERBA Bar Amsterdam

We know commercial agricultural systems and mainstream consumption choices put huge stress on natural resources and biodiversity, jeopardize human health, and can be deeply inefficient at transferring energy and nutrients from one source to another. To explore how we can contribute to changing this, we have invited several experts in the field of regenerative and ethical food systems to share their perspectives over a curated four-course dinner and wine pairing by award winning plant-forward restaurant, Yerba. Experts will explore their vision for an inclusive shift in the way our food is produced and will introduce the roles that consumers can take in actively stimulating sustainable practices.

sunday, 1 September, 15:30-19:00

PAIR Programme
Launch Borrel

Net Impact Amsterdam and the Green Office Vrije Universiteit are toasting to celebrate the launch of our new programme, the Partnership for Academic Impact Research (PAIR).  PAIR offers Net Impact Amsterdam Members a tailor-made service to match sustainability-related questions and potential research topics with VU Student Researchers. Special guest, Sabrina Wu, Climate Change Specialist and Trader, at the Bank of Canada, will present how the Canadian central bank is using its influence to steer the economy toward sustainability.

Sunday, 4 August, 15:30-19:30

Net Impact Amsterdam
Summer BBQ

Net Impact Amsterdam members got together to enjoy the season, share stories, and connect for impact. We hosted a vegetarian summer meal in the park and enjoyed getting to know our fellow Net Impact Amsterdam members.

Thursday, 25 July, 2019

Roundtable Symposium:
Property investing in the age of climate change

How Do buildings impact the climate? And the climate impact buildings?

We explored climate-related physical and transition risks faced by the real estate sector. Real estate investors and climate risk experts shared their experiences identifying, managing, and planning for a resilient future amongst a changing natural and regulatory environment. We dove into how leading investors see opportunities to flip the dialogue and turn these risks into long-term investment advantages with powerful positive impacts.

This event was made possible by:

thursday, 21 march, 2019

Impact Tour:
Social real estate investing in Amsterdam’s
Red Light District

Net Impact Amsterdam partnered with 1012, Inc. to tour social impact investments in Amsterdam’s notorious Red Light District. Specialising in the revitalisation of De Wallen neighborhood, 1012, Inc., is a cohort comprised of the social housing corporation Stadgenoot, the Municipality of Amsterdam, BPL Pension and Stichting Rabobank Pensioenfonds. They are socially involved in the neighborhood, seeking to transform the notorious ‘mono culture’ of the area, into a more livable environment, while generating attractive financial returns for its investors. A huge ‘thank you’ to Ronald Wiggers for this tour!