Friday, November 19th, 2021 08.30 – 11.15
Location: de Hallen, Hannie Dankbaarpassage 18 Amsterdam
The City of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Impact and amsterdam inbusiness) and Social Enterprise NL invite international organisations to connect with the Amsterdam region while engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social procurement. Whether you are well-versed in CSR or just getting started, join us on November 19th for a Buy Social Business Breakfast. During this invite-only event companies such as SAP and ABN AMRO will present best practices on collaboration with social enterprises and during networking and speed dates you can meet other corporates, international organisations and inspiring social entrepreneurs. Register here!
Coffee and croissants
Kickoff by Deputy Mayor Victor Everhardt on behalf of the City of Amsterdam
Best practices from corporates such as SAP, PwC, IKEA, and ABN AMRO
Networking and speed dates with social entrepreneurs
Optional site visits to social enterprises Makers Unite (textile creative agency that supports the talent of newcomers with corporate clients like Ben & Jerry's), Beeldend Gesproken (inclusive art gallery) & Recycle(inclusive and circular bicycle shop)
Why purchasing with impact
Now more than ever it is crucial to join forces to make a positive impact. COVID-19 has urged us all to think differently and shape a more sustainable and inclusive society: Build Back Better. For more and more companies, making profit is not enough. The idea to create impact and to give something back to society is rapidly gaining ground.
One simple and direct way for your organisation to have a positive local impact is to buy from local social enterprises. These impact-first companies focus on solving societal issues while running a healthy business. Social enterprises tackle a wide range of issues that vary from unemployment to ethical trade and climate change. Social enterprises can offer you partnerships in innovation and serve as inspiration to personnel and talent interested in your organisation.