- Thu, Jun 21, 2018 04:00 PM
Latitude: 52.3625, Longitude: 4.92031
Hear incredible stories from B Corp leaders and other global experts as they share how actions are building a B economy. B Inspired will be held in the beautiful Queen Maxima Hall in the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), also known as the SDG House. This event is free for Summit participants. Additional guests and the public will be invited to join and are required buy a ticket. Are you a B Corp employee? Member of Impact Hub Amsterdam or KIT Royal Tropical Institute? A student? Get your discounted ticket for 10€. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for free tickets for media and influencers. Bernice Notenboom, Arctic traveler and climate journalist Bernice Notenboom is climate journalist, science writer, filmmaker, keynote speaker and professional adventurer. In 2008, she became the first woman to reach the North, South, and Cold Pole (in Siberia) and traversed the Greenland’s icecap on skis in one year. In 2009 she reached the top of the Mount Everest. Leaving the Netherlands in her mid twenties for a fast-groomed career track of a MBA, Wall Street and Microsoft, she quit her job and moved to rural Utah to start a sustainable rafting business. After Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler nominated her for best environmental practices, Notenboom sold her business and plunged into a career of professional adventurer. Chris Mann, Guayaki, CEO Chris got his BA in Economics from Harvard University but quickly realized that economics conveniently forgot about sustaining the environment and protecting people. Through his experience with Guayaki and previously with Natural Flavors, a 100% organic, vegan restaurant that employed 25 people and 60 local farmers, Chris is finding that by recognizing common purpose, seemingly disparate groups can integrate social justice, environmental restoration and economic success. Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse, Co-Founder Kresse Wesling, MBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience. After first meeting with the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to charities related to the waste. Elvis & Kresse’s first line is made from decommissioned fire hose, 50% of the profits from this line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.The company now collects 12 different waste streams, has several charitable partnerships and is involved with collaborations across industries, from fashion houses to FTSE 100 companies etc. \ Virginia Yanquilevich, Dopper, CEO (Panel discussion) Virginia Yanquilevich is the CEO of Dopper, a social enterprise with a clear mission: to achieve a world in which people are conscious of the environment we live in, where the amount of single-use plastic is reduced and where everyone, near and far, has access to safe drinking water. Virginia routes are in Argentina but she lives in the Netherlands for almost 20 years. With a background as a journalist and marketing and commercial management roles in consumer electronics, at Dopper she wants to create social impact through business together with the team of change makers located in Haarlem. Bas van Abel, Fairphone, CEO (Panel discussion) Bas van Abel is founder and CEO of Fairphone, a social enterprise which creates a phone to uncover complex production systems and change how products are made. Open design is the driving force behind many of his initiatives, combined with his passion for building new relationships between people and products. Prior to Fairphone, Bas was Head of Waag Society’s Open Design Lab, where he established Amsterdam’s FABLab, a community maker space, and initiated the Instructables Restaurant, the world’s first open source restaurant. Right after B Inspired, join us for the B Fest, a celebration of business as a force for good. The festival will be a free outdoor event located at the back of the beautiful Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), also known as the SDG House, right next to the Oosterpark. The SDG House is also a home for Amsterdam Impact Hub which will open up its door to visitors and will join us in celebration.Business can be a remarkable tool for positive social and environmental impact without sacrificing profit. B Fest will give you an opportunity to experience firsthand how companies are building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.At the festival, we’ll enjoy food, music, drinks, a B Corp marketplace and talks from some of our B Corp pioneers.With the special support of:WessanenFairphoneChateau MarisFarm BrothersImpact Hub AmsterdamSolarus SunpowerYoniWakaWakaLightMeet JackDavines De Krat eerlijk eten thuisgebrachtMoyee CoffeeOn The RocksInstockThe Dutch Weed BurgerSquiz - françaisGuayakí Yerba MateMud Jeans About the B Corp movement:B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all.Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,500 Certified B Corps from 60 countries and over 130 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.