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Fenna Plaisier, Founder and President at GreenBuzz Amsterdam, posted

Sustainable investment: from great idea to funded

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How do we move from great idea to great? We got funded!

For our next event, we will be looking at how to secure funding for your sustainabiliy idea, not only for entrepreneurs but also people trying to innovate within a existing business. With the help of socially responsible investment companies of our two guest speakers Maarten de Jong, Co-Founder of Oneplanetcrowd, and Ellen Spithoven, Program manager at PIM (investment readiness program),

Our two speakers will share real-life client cases that prove even the craziest of ideas can get the finance they need to achieve their sustainable goals. We will learn how these two companies both seek out alternative means of funding for businesses through crowdfunding platforms and by partnering with allies to tackle a variety of social issues.

After the two talks, we will have an interactive session to compete for precious funds using crowdfunding techniques. What business idea will capture the hearts (and wallets) of our investors? As always there will be plenty of time to meet like-minded professionals.
See you at GreenBuzz!

Fenna Plaisier's picture Event on Feb 27th
Fenna Plaisier, Founder and President at GreenBuzz Amsterdam, posted

Sustainability Network Event: Campaigning for cleaner transport in Europe

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GreenBuzz regularly organises networking events for professionals that want to make the world more sustainable. Join our next event on November 28 at CIRCL's Rooftop Bar for inspiring stories, drinks and to grow your network of professionals that are committed to make their businesses and organisations more sustainable.

Tickets include a free drink!

Campaigning for cleaner transport in Europe
We are excited to announce Lucy Gilliam as our speaker of this event. With her, we will talk about sustainable mobility in Europe.

Lucy works as an Aviation and Shipping Officer at Transport & Environment (T&E), a Brussel based NGO dedicated to the promotion and campaigning for smarter and cleaner transport in Europe and globally. T&E stands for Europe to be a global leader in reducing the environmental and health impact of transport. Lucy is pushing EU member states and key stakeholders to move towards cleaner and more sustainable transport policies.

What does being successful in this arena mean to her? What are the challenges she is facing in her job? During this talk Lucy will give us a unique insight into the works of an environmental lobbyist and report from the frontline with EU governments on transportation policy. We will learn about past and future projects and hear about Lucy's experience in having a real impact, that is getting the job done.

After the talk, we will have an interactive session where we focus on your own sustainability ambitions in the organisation you work in. What do you need to make an impact and how can you help others doing the same?
About our speaker
Lucy Gilliam
Originally from the United Kingdom, Lucy joined T&E in Brussels, Belgium in September 2017 after several years consulting on environment campaigns and having previously worked as a science adviser in the UK civil service. Lucy holds a BSc in biological science and a PhD in molecular microbiology as well as a diploma in commercial coastal sailing vessels. She speaks English and Flemish and is also learning French and German.

Finally, Lucy is an avid and seasoned sailor and the co-founder of eXXpedition - a series of all women ocean sailing voyages that combine science and adventure so to explore the issues of plastics and chemicals in our oceans and bodies.

SHARE, NETWORK AND CONNECT
What can you expect during this evening? Next to our speaker we will have a couple of short networking rounds, during which you have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded people. No matter whether you want to share experiences on sustainability efforts within your organisation or seek advise on your career in sustainability or a sustainability project - our event will help you find and connect with the right people! Check this video for an impression of our past events.

Fenna Plaisier's picture Event on Nov 28th
Fenna Plaisier, Founder and President at GreenBuzz Amsterdam, posted

Sustainability Network Event: Evidence from the field by Danone

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GreenBuzz regularly organizes networking events for professionals that want to make the world more sustainable. Join our next event on 6 June at CIRCL's Rooftop Bar for inspiring stories, drinks and broadening your network with professionals who are committed to make their businesses more sustainable. Tickets include a free drink!

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Evidence from the field by Danone: creating a circular economy for plastics
These days we hear and read a lot about the so-called circular economy. New companies and organisation pop up almost ever day and also more and more traditional players promise to do things differently. Instead of following a traditional linear model of make, use & dispose, resources, under the new model, are kept in use as long as possible, the maximum value from them is extracted until they are recovered or regenerated at the end of each life cycle.

But how to create c circular economic cycle? And how do you create a circular economy for plastic packaging? It surely seems easier said than done.

On June 6, Feliks and Alexandra, our two speakers, will tell us first hand how they and Danone, a major international foods company, are trying to change their business models towards a circular approach that not only is sustainable economically and environmentally but also takes into account consequences for communities, workers and other potential stakeholders.

While Feliks will give us some insights into Danone's global strategy on plastics and packaging, Alex will illustrate things on the ground by telling us about an exciting innovative project in Indonesia that's about to go live.

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SHARE, NETWORK AND CONNECT

What can you expect during this evening? Next to our speakers we will have a couple of short networking rounds, during which you have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded people. No matter whether you want to share experiences on sustainability efforts within your organisation or seek advise on your career in sustainability or a sustainability project - our event will help you find and connect with the right people! Check this video for an impression of our past events.

Fenna Plaisier's picture Event on Jun 6th
Fenna Plaisier, Founder and President at GreenBuzz Amsterdam, posted

Network event for sustainability professionals

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GreenBuzz regularly organizes networking events for professionals that want to make the world more sustainable. Join our next event on April 4th at CIRCL's Rooftop Bar for inspiring stories, drinks and broadening your sustainability network with people who work in various sectors but are all curious about and committed to make their businesses more sustainable! Tickets include a free drink!

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What can you expect during this evening? Next to our speaker we will have a couple of short networking rounds, during which you have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded people. No matter whether you want to share experiences on sustainability efforts within your organisation, seek advise on making a first or next step in your professional career linked to sustainability or whether you look for input and help on how to kickstart your own project at your firm - our event will help you find and connect to the right people! Check this video for an impression of our events. Further information will follow shortly!

Fenna Plaisier's picture Event on Apr 4th