What is the impact of my activities and production chains on the wider society? And how do I map and present them in my annual reports? Companies that participated in Green Deal Cooperation were asking themselves these questions, in order to improve their transparency in natural and social capital. ImpactReporters was asked to make an inventory of the lessons that have been learned during the past few years and communicate these to the outside world. Lessons that could be interesting for other businesses, including small and medium-sized companies.
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More and more Dutch vegetable seed companies invest in South East Asia and Africa. They do this, because they see new markets there for their improved seeds. To what extent do the companies take into account the needs of farmers who rely on their smallholdings to survive? Agriterra asked ImpactReporters to produce a one-off magazine about this subject and prepare the expert meeting ‘Better vegetable seeds for smallholders’.
Tropenbos International is active in seven countries, making it difficult to communicate with a single voice. The organisation opted for communications training for all of the organisation’s programme directors and communications staff to resolve the problem.
Many companies are dependent on what nature has to offer — either directly or indirectly, inside the Netherlands or in the production chain. They are supported in this by the Biodiversity, Ecosystems & Economics Platform. ImpactReporters does the external communications for this platform, focussing on the results achieved by companies and their best practices, which in turn offer inspiration to other companies. But we also look at the failures, the setbacks and the lessons learned. Because that’s how you book progress. The platform is a joint initiative by nature and environmental organisation IUCN NL and corporate employers’ federation VNO / NCW.
The Inclusive Business Fund brings together impact investors and social enterprises in developing countries and emerging markets. In this fund Rabobank Foundation joins forces with ICCO and the BoP Innovation Center. The aim of this impact investment fund is to help entrepreneurs by providing risk capital, advice and business development. ImpactReporters is helping this new fund in its introductory publicity and communications. With a website, content and a house style.
How can cities be made more resilient? That was the key question posed at the Shell conference Resilience in an urban world held on May 15 in Rotterdam. Shell, supported by Edelman PR, asked ImpactReporters to report on the conference.