About the B Corp Summit

Join us on September 23rd-24th in the heart of Amsterdam for the 2019 B Corp Summit

The B Corp Summit is a unique experience for Certified B Corps and fellow travelers from around the world to connect, share, learn, be inspired, build a global network, and leave with more knowledge and strength to be a more resilient force for change.

The view from the bridge

There is a massive global shift underway in our economy. It is occurring right now, when we so desperately need it. This new momentum harnesses power of business to help address our greatest global challenges: to protect our overstressed planet and rebuild our fractured society. From start-ups to large corporations, all around the world CEOs are making this their lifetime mission, and are reshaping their businesses to deliver on this.

Many of these companies are B Corps – a community of businesses that together seek to encourage all businesses to be best for the world, not just best in the world. This is fundamental; it is about recreating the operating system of business.

 

For the last 4 years the B Corp community and its friends and supporters have gathered, in ever growing numbers, in cities across Europe to celebrate, build, challenge, imagine, and innovate to create business centred solutions to our environmental and societal pressures. These businesses make good company.

Together we can build bridges to transform our economic system to a B economy – in which all those creating economic prosperity also benefit from it. Lets recognise what we already have towards this and lets plan for what we dream to create, together.

 

 

 

Why Join the B Corp Summit ?

For the last 4 years the B Corp community and its friends and supporters have gathered, in ever growing numbers, in cities across Europe to celebrate, build, challenge, imagine, and innovate to create business centred solutions to our environmental and societal pressures. These businesses make good company.

Together we can build bridges to transform our economic system to a B economy – in which all those creating economic prosperity also benefit from it. Lets recognise what we already have towards this and lets plan for what we dream to create, together.

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Summit program

Monday September 23

After initial plenary sessions from Rick Ridgeway and John Elkington, B Corps will be invited to a variety of workshops pursuing topics  identified as most interest to them. This includes topics as how to transform a sector from the inside out, and how learn about best
practice from each other.

Simultaneously, companies          interested in the B Corp
movement will be able to learn more about B Corp, the legal       requirements and the assessment, what it could mean for their     business and how adopting this approach could transform our    society and our planet.

Tuesday September 24

Stay tuned for more details

Partners

City of Amsterdam

Registration details

Registration information will be available shortly.

Travel & Accommodation

The 2019 B Corp Summit will take place in the heart of Amsterdam. If you are traveling by air, the closest airport to Amsterdam is Schiphol airport. Public transport to the city is easily accessible from the airport. Please note that if you take a taxi in, please check with the driver prior to driving regarding estimated pricing into the city. The hotels displayed below are recommendations, no arrangements have been made for the Summit.

QO Amsterdam Travel should be a pleasure while being committed to the world around us. Through this belief, QO Amsterdam is able to interweave luxury with sustainability, creating a new visionary lifestyle. QO integrates sustainable elements in both its exterior and interior, as well as making sure their restaurant operates in a circular manner. Close to the Amstel river, QO Amsterdam is 15 minutes cycling, or 20 minutes by public transportation, away from the venue. QO's heart and soul are its restaurant Persijn and bar Juniper & Kin which use produce grown on the rooftop greenhouse. Breakfast is available in Persijn from 06:30 onwards.

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Hostel Generator The former zoological university building has been transformed into a designer hostel, which won the Hospitality Design Best Economy Hotel Award. The property provides several room types, from private, twin, quadruple rooms to luxury apartments for six people with views of the Oosterpark and self-catered kitchen. Their on-site café Nescio has à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Bike rental facilities are in place. By bike it will take you only 1 minute to get to the KIT, or enjoy a 3-minute walk.

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Hotel Arena This hotel, adjacent to Oosterpark, is only 6 minutes walking and 3 minutes cycling removed from the KIT. This monumental city-hotel boasts ten different types of rooms, so something for everyone. At the on-site café-restaurant PARK, you can have breakfast both in buffet or à la carte style (from 07:00 till 10:00). This hotel is a sustainable option, as they possess the Green Key certificate. Furthermore, they have bicycles for rent at the reception.

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Zoku Zoku provides a new concept of providing short and long term stay apartments. Every room boasts a small kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and everything a person needs to live, work, relax and meet others. Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, only 5 minutes biking and 10 minutes by public transport away from the KIT, makes this a unique and convenient place to stay. A breakfast buffet will be provided at the ‘Living Kitchen’. Home-grown vegetables and herbs from the rooftop garden, with organic ingredients purchased from local suppliers allow for high-quality dishes. Sustainability is guaranteed at Zoku by their Green Key Gold certificate. On-site bike rental is provided.

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Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Located in the centre of Amsterdam and bordering the city’s trendy and exciting east neighbourhood, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam connects business with pleasure, and city with nature. The spacious guest rooms allow you to make you feel at ease within the vibrant city. It will only take you 3 minutes by bike and 8 minutes by public transport to get to the KIT. Guest bicycles, and breakfast options are provided.

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Conscious Hotel Conscious Hotels is an Amsterdam based hotel chain, which build their concept around green, sustainable and eco-friendly lodging. They provide hotels at key locations within the city, and will open their fourth hotel, close to Wester Park, in April.

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De Vergulden Eenhoorn Spend your time in the bed & breakfast hotel “De Vergulden Eenhoorn”, a renovated monumental farm date back to 1702, close to the center of Amsterdam. This unique spot is only 7 minutes biking away from the KIT, and using the convenience of public transport will take you about 17 minutes. Breakfast will take place from 10 pm, however, if preferred earlier, a breakfast option is provided 200 meters from the hotel. There is no on-site bike rental.

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Tropenhotel The Tropenhotel is situated next to the KIT-building (2 minute walk) and Oosterpark. Booking directly through their website gives you the advantages of late check-out, discounted breakfast, and lowest room rate. The view from the tenth floor overlooking the city is really impressive. The Tropenhotel focuses on sustainability, having integrated water saving shower heads, organic products, and maximum recycling. There is no on-site bike rental.

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Volkshotel Volkshotels message is ‘Everyone is welcome’. The building was the former headquarter of one of the biggest Dutch newspaper, de Volkskrant. You will be only 7 minutes biking, and 14 minutes with public transport, away from the KIT. Several lunch and dinner options are provided, however they do not serve breakfast. There is a sauna and hot tub on the rooftop, as well as massages and yoga classes. Bike rental options are not provided.

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Ibis Styles Amsterdam City Modern, standardized rooms, close to the city center. Within 8 minutes by bike, and 14 minutes by public transport, you will be at the KIT. Breakfast options are provided. There are no bike-rental possibilities.

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Q-factory hotel The concept of Q-factory hotel is based around music. Each room is unique qua styling and decoration, using natural and industrial products. At the Q-café you are able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner (open from 07:00-01:00). From the hotel, it will take you 8 minutes to bike or 9 minutes with public transport to get to the KIT. Bike rental is provided at the property.

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