Support Partners 2017

Support Partners 2017

Support Partners are companies or organisations from all over the world supporting the Nudge Global Impact Challenge by allowing their best young talents to participate. As a Support Partner you will contribute to bringing together the best young professionals and give them the knowledge, tools and confidence to implement positive and innovative change. In this way young talents will work towards transforming Business, Society and Self.


ABN AMRO serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on The Netherlands and selective operations internationally. For ABN AMRO sustainability forms an integral part of their long-term strategy. Their ambition is to be a better bank, contributing to a better world. ABN AMRO is very much aware of the impact their products and services have on society. Therefore, they assume the responsibilities this brings.

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Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial service organisations that provides life insurance, pensions and asset management. With over 29,000 employees they help more than 26 million customers from all over the globe to take care of their financial future in a responsible manner. In their conduct sustainability plays a pivotal role. In doing so, Aegon is one of the founding signatories of Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), with the aim to make sure sustainability becomes business as usual.

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African Infrastructure Investment Managers

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is leading in transactions, executions and management in infrastructure. They believe infrastructure plays a vital role in economic growth and the further development of the African continent. For over 16 years AIIM has put its local knowledge and global expertise to manage private equity funds designed to invest in long-term infrastructure projects.

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Calor Gas

Since Calor Gas Ltd was formed in 1935 we have steadily grown to our current position as the UK’s leading supplier of LPG – and now part of SHV energy, a global family of LPG companies. Today we focus on innovation and sustainability to provide the best possible service for our customers as well as tackling rural fuel poverty and developing ways to cut emissions and waste.

Calor employs over 1,400 people across over 60 sites in the UK. The business sells around 500,000 tonnes of LPG per year to a varied rural and urban customer base. This covers heating and power for a wide mix of domestic residences, industrial and commercial premises, agriculture and many occasional users. This all happens with an eye on sustainability and the desire to ”Make it last in to the future”.

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The mission of Corporate Facility Partners (CFP) is to promote sustainability, cost-reduction, and “The New Way of Working” for its clients. CFP provides advice, guaranteed results, interim professionals, and financing. The company’s activities affect more than 100,000 workplaces in 7 countries.

CFP’s clients include the Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amaris Care Group, Van Gogh Museum, Wereldhave, ING Bank, SNS Reaal, Philips, Dutch Government Buildings Agency, Municipality of Rotterdam, the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Province of Gelderland.

CFP’s expert system is unique because of the best practices, costs, and sustainability of more than 2600 buildings with a total of 26 million m2. CFP is the market leader in building sustainability, and is certified according to GRI, LEED, BREEAM, ISO 14000, ISO 26000, Green Key, and EPA-U. CFP works on the basis of performance contracts and guaranteed results.

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Danone is an international company present on all 5 continents. The group holds top positions in healthy food through four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Baby Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. Danone counts over 190 production plants and around 102,000 employees. In 2012, the company generated sales of over €20 billion, of which more than 50% were in emerging countries.

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De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar

De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar is with 565.000 insured clients the fifth health care insurer of the Netherlands. They are part of the Achmea-group, but they independently operate to make sure their clients have access to the best health care. De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar strives for the best quality of life for their clients, now and in the future. To De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar ‘ambition’ means to think ahead, to be creative, and to search for new opportunities and anticipate threats. The key to accomplish this is their solid collaboration with clients, partners in health care and between their employees. In this way de Friesland Zorgverzekeraar makes sure that health care is accessible to everyone, to us and future generations.

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ENGIE E&P Nederland B.V. is one of the leading operators on the Dutch part of the North Sea since 1964. They search for, discover and develop gas and oil fields, and produce these natural resources. As offshore gas producer, they operate platforms on more than 30 production locations and form a vital part of the provision of energy to the Netherlands and several other countries. Their dedicated and qualified staff use advanced technologies with a strong focus on operating in the safest way possible, to protect people and the environment.

They are part of the ENGIE Group. The ENGIE Group is one of the largest energy corporations in the world. The Group has activities in 70 countries and has more than 152,900 employees worldwide. The activities within the Group can be divided into five business lines. ENGIE E&P Nederland B.V. is part of the Global Gas and LNG business line.

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Ensto designs and provides smart electrical solutions to improve the safety, functionality, reliability and efficiency of smart grids, buildings and transportation. It is an international family business founded in 1958 and employing 1,600 passionate professionals in Europe, USA and Asia.

They strongly believe sustainability will drive new thinking models, practices and innovations. This will increase the use of sustainable energy sources as the world is using more energy for everyday living than ever before. Ensto believes that using electricity is the cleanest way to consume energy. Therefore they believe in a better life with electricity and a more sustainable tomorrow.

Furthermore, Ensto believes that engaged and skilled personnel are the key to success. They see diversity as a strength that helps them attract the most talented and motivated people. In their own words: “It is our duty to offer people a working environment where every individual’s contribution and participation is appreciated, rewarded, and encouraged”.

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Essent is an energy supplier of gas, electricity and other energy products to 2,5 million households and business customers all around the Netherlands and Belgium. Essent is part of the international energy group RWE. RWE is one of the largest producers of conventional and sustainable energy in the Netherlands. Essent is very aware of the transition in the energy world and is challenged by this trend. Step-by-step Essent works towards an energy supply that is completely sustainable. This is shown by their nine societal priorities, among which are climate protection, biodiversity, environmental protection and innovation. These form the foundations of their ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility policies and are based upon the UN Global Compact.

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Ferrero began its story in the little town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, with a consolidated turnover of over 8 billion Euros, Ferrero is amongst the market leaders of the confectionery sector and the fourth worldwide Group in the chocolate confectionery market.

Ferrero has 73 consolidated subsidiaries, including 20 production plants around the world, of which 3 are Ferrero Social Enterprises in Africa and Asia, and 6 agricultural companies. Its products are present in around 200 countries; they have become part of the collective memory and customs of many countries, where they are truly loved generation after generation and often considered as cultural icons.

Furthermore, Ferrero has social responsibility in its DNA. Product freshness and high quality, careful selection of the finest raw materials, sustainable agricultural practices and continuous research and innovation are some of the key elements of Ferrero’s success. Moreover, Ferrero continues to invest in local communities thanks to the Ferrero Foundation, the Ferrero Social Enterprises and the Kinder+Sport programme.

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Every day FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients from milk. FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies and their products find their way to more than 100 countries. The dairy cooperative produces and sells consumer products, from dairy-based beverages to infant nutrition, to cheese and desserts. FrieslandCampina’s purpose statement – nourishing by nature – stands for better nutrition for the world, a good living for our farmers, now and for generations to come.

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Gispen designs, manufactures and supplies products for interior design that are reliable, surprising and sustainable. They strive to create optimum environments that influence people in a positive way. Through intensive collaborations with national and international designers, clients, partners and suppliers, innovate solutions are realised for living, working, learning and residing. Therefore, sustainability, innovation, inspiration, and design are the core values that drive Gispen’s business activities.

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Greenchoice is the largest energy provider in the Netherlands that exclusively provides green, sustainable energy. Greenchoice dreams of a country in which everyone can manage their own energy supplies, and works together with its customers towards a cleaner world. All power and gas supplied by Greenchoice is durable, since they only use power from sustainable sources. Besides,  they plant trees to compensate for gas emissions.

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Gruppo Mondadori

Gruppo Mondadori is committed to sustainability in the areas of printing and publishing. Being fully involved in improving the company’s waste management measures, the use of environmentally-friendly materials, such as certified paper for printing, and cutting energy costs by implementing efficient travel management policies Gruppo Mondadori continuously works on advancing the reduction of its impact on the environment. Furthermore, they also raise awareness in sustainability amongst supplier within their supply chain by adhering to environmentally-friendly criteria in the production process.

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Heineken Mexico

From a single brewery in Amsterdam 150 years ago, Heineken has grown into the world’s most international brewer. Heineken is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder’s family name – Heineken® – is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand.

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Heineken USA

Heineken USA commits to sustainability by incorporating it in their entire production process. From the barley to the bar, sustainability is the business imperative. Therefore, Heineken USA works with local farmers from around the world, makes its production process more circular through the use of recyclable materials, and encourages the use of energy saving appliances, such as fridges, at their selling points. In doing so, sustainability is implemented in every step of Heineken USA’s supply chain.

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Heineken Vietnam

Heineken Vietnam Brewery Limited Company was established on December 9th, 1991 by Saigon Trading Group and Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. – now Heineken Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (HEINEKEN Asia Pacific).

The brewery covering an area of 12.7 hectares in Thoi An Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the most modern breweries in Southeast Asia. Heineken Vietnam Brewery is recognised as one of the most effective businesses in Ho Chi Minh City. The company is active in social activities, human resources development and leads the way in environmental protection.

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ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services. ING draws on experience and expertise, commitment to excellent service and global scale to meet the needs of a broad customer base, comprising individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, institutions and governments. Customers are at the heart of what they do.

With more than 52,000 employees they offer retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries. One of their strengths is a well-known, strong brand with positive recognition from customers in many countries, strong financial position, omnichannel distribution strategy and international network. Moreover, ING is currently among leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ‘Banks industry’ group. ING is represented in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2017 with employees from the Netherlands, the United States and Germany.

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Milgro the recircle company

Milgro is a leading, independent outsourcing partner for integral waste management, with a track record of 25 years. Milgro’s motto ‘More return on resources’ drives its 65 employees to work on an optimal use of resources for their clients on a daily basis. They deliver digital systems, knowledge, tools and support to control waste streams, to make waste of resources in company and chain processes visible and to close resource chains.

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Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality. Broadly speaking, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M) consists of three sections: policy, implementation and inspection. In addition, the ministry has several support agencies to ensure that the top political and civil service layers as well as the employees are able to perform their work.

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Philips is committed to supporting sustainability in the areas of health care and technological innovation. By supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Philips has set out a 5-year program to multiply impact in their supply chain. Incorporating EcoDesign and principles of the circular economy in production patterns are at the heart of this commitment. Philips also continues to run projects that improve the lives of the most disadvantaged peoples and communities in the world through the Philips Foundation.

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Randstad Groep

Randstad is a leading global staffing and recruitment company, offering a wide range of solutions in the HR services space. We take the lead in shaping the world of work, by matching candidates with companies that will help them reach their full potential, and matching clients with people who will work to successfully develop their business.


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Rexel Nederland

A leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, Rexel contributes every day to creating value for its stakeholders around the world.

Based on a consistent and sustainable environmental approach, the Group environmental policy addresses three priorities to manage its carbon emissions and environmental footprint: optimizing the energy efficiency of its sites, reducing the environmental footprint of transportation and limiting packaging and waste.

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Steward Redqueen

Steward Redqueen is a specialised consultancy that works across the globe advising organisations on impact and sustainability.

Like any organisation, corporations are looking to operate in harmony with their surroundings and to become sustainable; that is, to be a steward for people and planet. At the same time, corporations are competing for sound market positions. In a globalising economy, the combination of stewardship and competition offers dilemmas, challenges and -above all- opportunities.

The Steward Redqueen team has a strong track record in this area. Steward Redqueen works for corporations and other organisations in developed and emerging markets.

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Unica Groep


Unica is the largest independent technology provider in the Netherlands with an international focus on the manufacturing industry and data centers. They offer clients comprehensive and sustainable technological solutions for safety, comfort and communication. Tailor-made solutions with tangible results: cost savings together with a smaller carbon footprint.

With their sustainable solutions, Unica optimizes the living climate, the work and the social climate in the Netherlands. They want to make buildings future-proof to hold on to the value captured in the buildings.

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Unilever is committed to supporting sustainability and providing our consumers around the world with the products they need to look good, feel good and get more out of life.

By combining their multinational expertise with their deep roots in diverse local cultures, Unilever continues to provide a range of products to suit a wealth of consumers. By leveraging their global reach and inspiring people to take small, everyday actions, Unilever believes it can help make a big difference to the world.

“We cannot close our eyes to the challenges that the world faces. Business must make an explicit and positive contribution to addressing them. I’m convinced we can create a more equitable and sustainable world for all of us by doing so” says Unilever CEO Paul Polman.

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Van Doorne

Van Doorne is committed to supporting sustainability in the areas of policy and corporate social responsibility. Being a member of the Green Business Club, Van Doorne is actively involved in the annual collection of the Amsterdam Zuid Food Bank and pays attention to its CO2 footprint. Furthermore, Van Doorne provides consultancy services to the first Social Impact Bond of The Netherlands and also continues to support new initiatives in the field of social entrepreneurship with the purpose of inspiring and encouraging further developments in sustainability.

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