IMPACT PROGRAMME: NOUR & CHERINE LAYACHI - STALEM

From an association of shopkeepers to waste management experts, Stalem reinvents the circular economy in the Stalingrad-Lemonnier neighborhood of Brussels. The volume of garbage on Brussels’ streets has exploded in recent years, and in a neighborhood close to Brussels-South Station it is...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: CAMILLE MOMMBER - NATURA MATER

What started out as a project born from frustration blossomed into an innovative startup, connecting real estate developers, architects, and building contractors under the same sustainable vision. When two of Natura Mater’s co-founders decided to sustainably renovate their dream house, their project...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: ANAS & SIRINE KSABI - CONSCIENT

Change starts from within, and Conscient proves that small everyday gestures can have a big impact, on people and on the planet. When Anas and Sirine Ksabi decided to repaint their apartment two years ago, they didn’t imagine for a second that the paint they were using was harming them. It was only...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: JOHAN LAMBRECHTS - FARMING FOR CLIMATE

Urged by the younger generation to act for the climate, former youth movement friends reunite after several years apart to launch an ambitious regenerative agriculture transition project. Farming for Climate traces its roots to the 2018 Youth for Climate strikes, when young people around the world...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: ANTONELLA VAGLIENTE - YOUNG WATER SOLUTIONS

From a network of water professionals scattered across the globe to an international NGO empowering hundreds of young social entrepreneurs and impacting thousands of vulnerable communities. Antonella Vagliente, born and raised in Argentina and a co-founder of Young Water Solutions, has been...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: ABDOULAYE KINDY BAH - JUST ELECTRONICS

Concerned about the impact of overconsumption and e-waste on people in underdeveloped countries and on the environment, Just Electronic promotes economic, social, and environment-friendly e-consumption alternatives. According to a recent European survey, less than 40% of electrical and electronic...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: LOUIS DE JAEGER - COMMENSALIST

From a desire to raise awareness on climate change to an ambitious and successful landscape architecture company, Commensalist redefines landscape design and agriculture, for the better. Adventurer at heart and on a quest for self-discovery, Louis De Jaeger decided aged eighteen to travel around the...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: AURELIEN MARINO & LUDOVIC LIBERT - HAPPY HOURS MARKET

From acquaintances to business partners, Aurélien and Ludovic have invented a self-sustaining and ingenious system to reduce food waste through technology and logistics optimization. Happy Hours Market’s founders, Aurélien Marino and Ludovic Libert, share similar career paths. After graduating from...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: MARIE BOSQUET - REGENACTERRE

Created by farmers, for farmers, this non-profit association restores farmers’ positive and important role in food production and climate change mitigation while promoting regenerative agriculture in Belgium. Regenacterre’s story began six years ago in a barn. A group of farmers joined forces and...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: GREGOIRE HUPIN & GUILAN SEVRIERE - BEL ALBATROS

The brainchild of three DIY enthusiasts and self-made entrepreneurs, Bel Albatros gives new life to plastic waste and unwanted machines. Learning from scratch by following blueprints of recycling machines published by the open-source project “Precious Plastic”, Bel Albatros co-founder Guilain...
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IMPACT PROGRAMME: DELPHINE LEFEBVRE, PHILIPPE LOVENS & RENAUD SARRAZIN - URBIKE

Based on a cooperative business model, urbike redefines participative governance and respectful working conditions combining logistical innovation and operational efficiency. The idea for urbike sprang to life in 2018 in the minds of Delphine Lefebvre, Philippe Lovens, and Renaud Sarrazin following...
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What Is The Impact Programme 21/22?

The Impact Programme 21/22: "Scaling Positive Change for People and Planet" is an impact accelerator for entrepreneurs who want to scale their impact in the field of climate change and circular economy.

Through the programme we want to identify & support leading Changemakers who aim to scale their systemic solutions to achieve more depth in fighting the profound planetary crises the world is facing today. For this the Impact Programme is supporting entrepreneurs through different levels in developing and refining their scaling strategy:

After a jury selection, 10 chosen entrepreneurs, will benefit from individual coaching, workshops, access to circular economy experts, networking opportunities and pitching opportunities to new partners. The entrepreneurs showing the highest development curve will receive continued support provided by Accenture, ABN AMRO and Ashoka. Find more information below!

Capacity building through workshops & deliverables

Throughout the programme the entrepreneurs will participate in 4 workshops that will be co-designed by the partners in collaboration with experts. In previous editions we collaborated with (Sociale Innovatie Fabriek, ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund, ATOLO, Accenture Strategy, Cresco Law, Ashoka Fellows & many more).

The topics of the seminars are the following:

  • Systems Thinking & Change
  • New Leadership
  • Business Modelling
  • Raising Finance & Investment
  • Scaling

The seminars will consist of different formats that challenge the entrepreneurs’ assumptions, provide latest insights, give space for peer discussion or networking. As an outcome of the seminars, the entrepreneurs are required to deliver a Scaling Plan, that will be used to assess the entrepreneur’s development and guide the jury decision.

Coaching

Each entrepreneur will receive weekly coaching by two coaches (1 from ABN AMRO, 1 from Accenture) who will guide the entrepreneur through the programme and work with them on their individual strategic challenges.

Networking

Through two public events held at the beginning and the end of the programme the entrepreneurs will have the chance to present their solutions to the stakeholders of Accenture, Ashoka & ABN AMRO. Additionally, all three partners will leverage of their respective networks to ensure continued networking support for the social entrepreneurs. This might contain pitching sessions to corporate clients, impact investors and potential co-creation partners, depending on the entrepreneurs’ needs.

Awards

At the end of the Programme three awards will be given:

  • Ready to Scale Award: The winner will receive 100 staff days of consultancy to continue implementing their scaling strategy.
  • Ready to Invest Award: The winner will be prepared to present their solutions to investor rounds organized and facilitated by ABN AMRO
  • Public Choice Award: For the most popular solution decided through a public vote. A special award is provided to the winner of this category

The Timeline

CALL FOR IDEAS: June - September

JURY SELECTION: First half of October

KICK-OFF: Second half of October

SEMINARS: November - February

FINAL PITCH EVENT: March

This year's participants

The applications for this year's Impact Programme are closed. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the winners (announced in May 2022) !

Want to know more? Contact us !

Yannick Fischer

Hélène Snyers

Accenture

[email protected]

Dominic Pharaoh