June 21st 14:00-16:00
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.
Location: KIT, Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam
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 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, 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
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 roots are in Argentina but she has been living in the Netherlands for almost 20 years.With a background in journalism and commercial management roles within consumer electronics, Virginia is determined to create social impact through business with a dedicated team of changemakers.
Bas van Abel, Fairphone, CEO
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.