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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Decent Work & Economic Growth

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In May, we'll be focusing on SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth. As the global economy continues to recover from the 2008 economic crisis and global recession, we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities, and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labour force. That's why SDG 8 promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

CONTRIBUTORS

- Unicef Nederland | Caroline Bomers, Business Connector for the Amsterdam region, will talk about the organisation's new project for SMEs, #UNICEFBusinessBuddies. Want to know how you can make an impact as an entrepreneur on SDG 8 together with UNICEF? Learn more about the theme Youth Empowerment, Generation Unlimited (the UN Youth 2030 Strategy to get every young person in a decent job and education) and UNICEF projects related to SDG 8, including Leaders of the Future (Jordan) and Techno Girls (South Africa).

- Social Finance NL | Co-founder Ruben Koekoek was educated as an economist (Cum Laude) with a focus on Development Economics and Macroeconomics. Prior to co-founding Social Finance NL, Koekoek led the Social Impact Bond efforts for ABN AMRO Bank. Together with the municipality of Rotterdam, Ruben initiated the first Social Impact Bond from continental Europe. Social Finance NL is a social enterprise that serves as in intermediary between government, service providers and impact investors in order to solve social issues more effectively. Ruben will join us to tell us more about the status of SDG 8 and about the work that Social Finance NL is doing across the globe to tackle un(der)employment.

- GreenfieldCities | Joris Benninga, Founder and CEO | GreenfieldCities (GFC) delivers sustainable solutions to mitigate forced migration. It does so by developing sustainable, safe, inclusive and productive urban areas in regions of origin of (potential) migrants. The initiative puts the creation of high-quality jobs for the local workforce at the heart of its enterprise and views entrepreneurship as a critical cornerstone to building thriving labour markets. Having started in 2016, GFC is getting ready to launch a Clean Tech Campus for 1500 people in Jordan in the year ahead together with a wide range of allies including the United Nations. Joris will join us to provide his perspective on the importance of jobs in sustainability and their Jordan pilot.

FACILITATORS

The evening will be facilitated by Alexandra Lomo, Community Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, and Carolien de Bruin, CEO of C-Change, an advisory and tech startup with a mission to connect social entrepreneurs to the capital and support they need to succeed.

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

WHERE?
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on May 29th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In this month's Meetup will be focusing on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. That’s why SDG 9 encourages building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Metabolic | Andrew McCue, Sustainability Consultant | Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. By sharing their knowledge and tools, they help businesses, governments and non-profits thrive in the circular economy. They’re also behind iconic projects like developing Amsterdam’s first circular neighbourhood, Buiksloterham, and supporting DGTL Festival’s transition to a zero-waste strategy. #KnowledgeSharing

➜ Studio Wae | Tynke van den Heuvel, Founder | After trying - and failing - to find an adjustable carpet on Pinterest, Tynke came up with her business idea for a circular carpet brand. Studio Wae produces decorative tiles and carpets for outdoor and indoor spaces, made from waste streams! Tynke will share more about her circular products, how she extracts materials for production using urban mining, and the partnerships she developed in the process. #Action

➜ Biopolus | Kriszti Árvai-Nagy, Dutch Partnership Executive | Biopolus is a Hungary-based water innovator. Using advanced biological engineering, they’ve created a modular, expandable water treatment system for complex circular urban water treatment and management. Kriszti will tell us more about their BioMakery approach, specifically focusing on the Koningshoeven BioMakery: their first water treatment facility in the Netherlands, for which they won the water management category of the 2019 Dutch Circular Awards. #Action

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by Thomas van der Molen, founder of Sustainable Start. Together, we’ll brainstorm about various issues relating to SDG 9 to generate new insights for overcoming such challenges, and aim to find new ways to accelerate sustainable solutions for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

WHERE?
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Feb 27th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Meet new impact startups | Pitch event

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Meet the impact startups in Impact Hub Amsterdam's Business Model Challenge and hear their entrepreneurial ideas during the pitch finale on 13 December!

After every pitch you can help the entrepreneurs reach the next step by providing them with feedback & connections. And at the end of the day you can decide together which company deserves a special prize!

PROGRAM
15:30 – 18:00 | Pitches
18:00 – 19:00 | Drinks

SIGN UP NOW > Don’t forget to sign up because previous editions were all sold-out!

MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE
The Business Model Challenge is Impact Hub Amsterdam's incubator program that supports entrepreneurs in developing a stronger business model for their social enterprise.

Since October, 24 entrepreneurs have been a part of the 15th edition, working on turning their idea into a successful impact startup.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Dec 13th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Reduce your Food Waste | Young Impactmakers

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Did you know that between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, and the value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion?

Explore the problem of food waste in the world and in the Netherlands - and meet people who are working on a local level to reduce the waste of food.

Three organisations (Instock, BuurtBuik, Thuisafgehaald.nl) will share their inspiring stories from the front line of the fight against food waste. Come learn more about the food waste problem and get all the practical tips you need to reduce your own waste of food!

You'll dig into challenges brought by our guests and co-create exciting solutions to these challenges together with other young impact makers.

↝ Program
18:45 - 19:00 - Walk-in
19:00 - 19:20 - Welcome & intro + No FoodWaste quiz
19:20 - 19:40 - Inspirational talks
19:40 - 20:00 - Guest pitches x 3
20:00 - 21:00 - Interactive co-creation to tackle challenges
21:00 - 22:00 - Drinks!

⋆ About Young Impactmakers⋆
Under the Young Impact Makers umbrella, Impact Hub Amsterdam, Starters4Communities and partners support talented young people who want to do good while doing business, either by starting their own impact enterprise or by collaborating with organisations working towards a better world.

In addition to hosting sessions every second Tuesday of the month at Impact Hub Amsterdam, Young Impact Makers gives you everything you need to take your talent and ambition to the next level - from hands-on workshops and matchmaking events, to a strong network, problem-solving power, a testing stage, workshops and more!

With the Young Impact Makers we strengthen the social entrepreneurial ecosystem for young people.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Nov 13th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Gender Equality

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

This month's Meetup will focus on SDG 5: Gender Equality. While some forms of discrimination against women and girls are diminishing, gender inequality continues to hold women back and deprives them of basic rights and opportunities. SDG 5 is about achieving gender quality and empowering all women and girls around the world.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ SheDecides | Rebekka van Roemburg, Special Advisor | SheDecides was created as an urgent response to US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement and dramatic expansion of the Global Gag Rule – also known as the Mexico City Policy – in January 2017. The rule prevents NGOs outside the US from receiving money from the US government if they provide safe abortions or information about abortion, and has devastating effects on women, girls and their communities around the world. SheDecides is a movement to counter the infringement on women’s right to decide about their bodies – wherever that may occur. #KnowedgeSharing

➜ Equileap | Heather Larson, Research Analyst | Equileapis a social enterprise aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the workplace, using the power of investments, grants and knowledge. Headquartered in Amsterdam and London, the organisation’s profits are used to support women through social impact projects that tackle the root causes of gender inequality. Equileap believes financial empowerment and involvement in companies’ strategy and vision can provide women with the tools to improve other aspects of their lives. #Action #Inspiration

➜ She Matters | Christina Moreno, Founder & CEO | She Matters is a social enterprise and recruitment agency with a mission to empower female newcomers to enter the labour market, as well as local employers who are looking for talented and skilled workers. Through their gender-specific programming, they offer them the support they need to build their social and economic capital, boost their self-confidence and become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities. #Action #Inspiration

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change. During this part of the event, we will jointly think about various issues relating to gender equality, generate new insights for overcoming such challenges and aim to find new ways to accelerate solutions around SDG5.

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Jan 23rd
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Good Health & Well-Being

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

This month's Meetup will focus on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade, but people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. SDG 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Philips | Public Affairs Manager Divya Dimple | One of the SDGs that Philips most focuses their efforts on is SDG 3, which they address through their innovative healthcare solutions. As a part of their five-year sustainability plan Healthy People, Sustainable Planet (running until 2020), they calculated that they have improved the lives of 1.3 billion people in 2017 through their health products and solutions.

➜ Amref Flying Doctors | Partnerships Manager Marianne Hangelbroek | Amref Flying Doctors works to improve the health of vulnerable people in Africa. Next to training locals and combatting disease, they meet with governments to permanently improve the health systems. In the Netherlands, Amref raises funds & awareness to improve the health and well-being of young women in Africa. #Knowledge

➜ Philips & Amref Flying Doctors | Philips' Senior Consultant Sustainability Saskia Verbunt & Amref's Marianne Hangelbroek | Over the past years, Amref and Philips have joined forces to improve health care systems in Africa, moving from a donor-based relationship to a shared value partnership that leverages the skills and capabilities of each organisation. Together, the organisations will share more about their project to improve access to health care for over 20,000 people in the Makueni region in Kenya. #Action

➜ LegBank | Founder Merel Rumping | Worldwide 30 million people need orthopedic care but have limited or no access to it. LegBank combines a social entrepreneurial strategy to decentralize and deliver care in the backyard of rural communities, empowered by technology. This way it contributes to the well-being for all, and all ages! #Action #Innovation

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change's Partnership Lead, Josephine Damstra. In this part of the event, we will generate insights for overcoming challenges and accelerating solutions for SDG 3.

| PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

| PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

| MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Nov 20th