On Thursday March 5th at 19:00, Willicroft will host Net Impact Amsterdam members for a natural wine and plant-based cheese tasting. Ahead of the event, Net Impact Member, Cathy Sorbara, sat down with Willicroft Founder, Brad Vanstone to learn more about the company, what he’s learned along the way and, the most obvious question, what cheese would he choose to eat if he was trapped on a … Continue reading Willicroft: Plant-based cheese for dairy lovers
Members of our Founding Member Council have shared some of their favourite books to help inspire you this season! From corporate sustainability strategy, to personal development, and biographies, enjoy cozying up this winter with some of our favourite reads. Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther DufloOriginal, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics … Continue reading Net Impact's 2019 winter reading list
Are we looking down the barrel of a global food crisis? Is localising and democratising food production the answer? To explore these questions, Net Impact Amsterdam President, Andrea Palmer, spoke to Suzanne Oommen of Cityplot, a specialised urban gardening and education group. Cityplot believes that it is possible to grow healthy organic food on all scales in and around the city: from private growing spaces to community gardens, from schools and restaurants to large-scale urban food growing projects.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, better known as the IPCC, released its special report on climate change and land last week. This paramount publication testifies to the ways in which how we use our land contributes to climate change, and how climate change contributes to the health of our land.
The world is going through an unprecedented transition. Consumer behavior is rapidly shifting, and transparency and accountability are becoming fundamental parts of companies’ license to operate. Driven by this new world order, we are seeing an increasing demand for more sustainably sourced fashion.
How do buildings impact the climate? And the climate impact buildings? Join us for a deep dive into the climate-related physical and transition risks faced by the real estate sector. Leading real estate companies and climate risk experts will share their experiences identifying, managing, and planning for a resilient future amongst a changing natural and regulatory environment.
"Inclusion in the workplace only comes to life when diverse individuals feel the liberty to bring all of themselves into their work.”- NAVA Hinrichs senior advisor of diversity & inclusion Nava Hinrichs inclusion requires a nuanced practice A deep sense of inclusion in society is the glue that holds a community together. It enables mutual … Continue reading Thoughts from a diversity and inclusion advisor
"At Skilllab, we believe that everyone has the right to contribute to society and that information technology can play a key role to addressing this market failure." - Ulrich scharf, founder of skilllab Ulrich Scharf, Founder of Skilllab Using AI to integrate refugees into local job markets Only one in four refugees participate in the … Continue reading Enabling refugee integration through technology
We are happy to share that Luc van de Boom has joined the Net Impact Amsterdam leadership team as Head of Sustainable Built Environments. In this voluntary role, he is responsible for engaging with the real estate, infrastructure and urban planning sectors on sustainability and impact. This is in addition to his full-time job. Luc … Continue reading Welcoming Luc van de Boom