Participating Companies 2021
Organisations from all over the world acknowledge the importance of the Challenge as an integral tool to educate their young professionals on leadership, sustainability, and impact.
As a Participating Company, you enter a high-quality development programme, set up in a unique format. You get access to ideas, new partners, innovative thinking and an entryway to a global leadership network among businesses, scientific institutions and governments. We provide future leaders with the knowledge, tools and confidence to implement positive change, with tangible impact and real added value.
Below a complete overview of companies participating in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2021.
ABN AMRO serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally.
ABN AMRO uses digital services and data to get closer to its clients, so that it can be there for them at key moments in their lives. The overarching goal is to accelerate the sustainability shift, making sustainability an integral part of our business.
ABN AMRO offers its clients specific expertise in sustainability and is embedding sustainability in its products and services. To help combat climate change and promote the energy transition, it supports clients in greening their real estate. ABN AMRO shares expertise and supports businesses that are looking to go circular. Its social impact activities, meanwhile, centre on financial resilience, financial inclusion and equal opportunities for the vulnerable in society.
ACTIAM offers a complete range of sustainable investment funds and solutions (both active and passive management) to insurance companies, pension funds, banks and distribution partners.
ACTIAM works with scientifically based goals and base its activities on an innovative, data-driven approach. In this way ACTIAM makes its social impact measurable and visible. It is done with specialised teams and by providing insight into the impact via a proprietary ESG dashboard. The dashboard shows how the portfolios score on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
ACTIAM is also qualified as World Leader 2020 in the field of climate reporting by the Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI). It keeps innovating to retain the impact on companies as well as on the real economy.
At ACTIAM, financial and social returns go hand in hand, which makes ACTIAM ‘Responsible for growth’.
Cireco Finland Oy is a new kind of developer and builder for the circular economy. Cireco’s services revolve around construction, consultation and project management.
Cireco produces cost-efficient civil engineering services for its clients, and longstanding partnerships are at the heart of the high-quality project management. Cireco’s all-inclusive service pays very close attention to the environmental impact and how to measure it.
Cireco wants to include the principles of the circular economy in more regional development projects, for example through more efficient allocation of resources, purity and non-toxicity of construction products, as well as reuse and longevity through design.
Danone is dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible.
Danone is a leading global food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition.
Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with the vision – Danone, One Planet. One Health – which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Danone deliberately concentrates on high-growth and health-focused categories, and commits to operating in an efficient, sustainable and responsible manner.
This unique approach, historically defined as Dual Project, enables createing both shareholder and societal value. Holding to the highest standards, as reflected by the ambition to become one of the first multinationals certified as B CorpTM.
The ENGIE group is a global energy and services group, committed to providing low-carbon power renewable energy.
The ENGIE group is a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy; global networks and customer solutions.
Driven by its ambition to contribute to harmonious progress, ENGIE takes up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy for all, or mobility, and offer their residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests.
Ferrero is amongst the market leaders of the confectionery sector and the fourth worldwide Group in the chocolate confectionery market.
Ferrero was founded in 1946 in Alba, a small town in the north of Italy. Nowadays, the family business evolved into a multinational company and is among the market leaders in the food industry. With a turnover of 10.7 billion Euro in 2018, the Ferrero Group has grown into one of the largest chocolate producers and confectioners in the world.
At Ferrero, sustainability is part of the identity. Corporate social responsibility always stood as a priority. Ferrero’s corporate social responsibility strategy “sharing values to create value” affects many different stages of its supply chain, from caring for people to its strong commitment to sustainable farming practices.
Gasunie is a leading European energy infrastructure company whose core activities are gas transport and gas storage.
Gasunie manages and maintains the infrastructure for large-scale transport and storage of gas in the Netherlands and the northern part of Germany. Safety, reliability, sustainability and cost-effectiveness are central in everything we do. The company was founded in 1963, four years after the discovery of natural gas in the northern Dutch province of Groningen.
They are a public limited company under Dutch law and fully owned by the State of the Netherlands. Gasunie has two subsidiaries that manage the gas transport network: Gasunie Deutschland in Germany, and Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) in the Netherlands.They believe in a sustainable future with a balanced energy mix and a lasting role for diversified gas.
Gruppo Mondadori is one of Europe’s top publishing companies with more than 100 years of history.
Committed to becoming more sustainable in the areas of printing and publishing. Gruppo Mondadori constantly sets new goals to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to society.
Since its inception, in 1907, the Mondadori Group has striven to be a sustainable media company through reconciling traditional values and innovation. It has been providing readers with numerous opportunities for growth, entertainment and enrichment, supporting the sustainable development of communities, all while developing the company into an inclusive and diverse business. Gruppo Mondadori’s combined love for culture, quality publishing, and laws of the market turn it into an agent of change within society.
From a single brewery 150 years ago, Heineken has grown into the number one brewer in Europe and the most international brewer in the world.
Joining together with Heineken Mexico.
From a single brewery in Amsterdam 150 years ago, Heineken has grown into the number one brewer in Europe and the most international brewer in the world. The brand has become a staple for bars, restaurants, and stores globally. Beyond beer, Heineken also sets out to make a positive impact in the markets it operate and has incorporated sustainability into the business strategy.
Heineken’s sustainable development strategy, Brewing a Better World, looks at improving each of its activities, from sourcing, producing, marketing and selling the products, all the way to how they are consumed, and how the waste can be reused and recycled. For example, one of Heineken’s sustainability focus areas is reducing CO₂ emissions across the value chain, so its target is to grow the renewable energy usage to 70% by 2030.
The Ministry is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management 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 Water Management 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.
In order to change people’s behaviour, you need fundamental insight. And creativity. That is why Open Now is the first advertising agency where behavioural scientists and creatives work together on impactful campaigns on a daily basis. Campaigns that influence the behaviour of millions of people in a positive way, or even change it.
For brands and organisations that want to be relevant within the big issues of our time, behavioural insight is the key to success. They believe in this at Open Now. They take human behaviour as our starting point in order to change the (purchasing) routines and behaviours of target groups. Whether commercial or non-commercial, communication is always related to major themes such as vitality, contemporary nutrition, energy and climate, sustainability, financial independence or digitalisation. Or to a better and more social society, in which they strive for example for less loneliness and more respect for each other.
Philips is committed to supporting sustainability in the areas of healthcare and technological innovation.
Sustainability is at the core of Philip’s vision. For instance, its ‘Healthy people, sustainable planet’ programme focuses on access to care, circular economy, and climate action. This reflects Philip’s devotion to a better future. Furthermore, its ambitious goal of improving the lives of three billion people by the year 2030 demonstrates their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals:
- SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Pon is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Netherlands, and is involved in mobility products, services, and solutions globally.
Pon is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Netherlands and a leading global company with over 14,000 employees in 31 countries. They operate with over 80 companies in four different business clusters: Automotive, Bike, Equipment & Power Systems and Industrial Mobility.
Pon considers how their actions impact People, Society and the Environment, in everything they do. As a global player, Pon has remained true to its family roots. As a family business, they understand the value of longstanding relationships, with their customers, as well as with their employees and business partners. Together with their brands, Pon sponsors individual sports talent, teams and associations as well as community initiatives.
Sykes Holiday Cottages is one of the UK’s leading independent holiday cottage rental agencies. With 30 years’ experience in the industry, offering over 19,500 holiday homes from property owners across the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.
Committed to making a positive impact both socially and environmentally, Sykes work with regional and national partners on initiatives that promote positive change.
Being a force for good for colleagues, customers, communities, and the environment is at the core of the Sykes vision and values. The team across the Sykes brand family are actively encouraged to engage with a wide variety of initiatives and they’re proud to be part of The Global Impact Challenge.
Van Wijhe Verf is an independent, Dutch paint producer. Their passion for making sustainable quality paint has passed from generation to generation.
Van Wijhe Verf is an independent, Dutch paint producer. As a family business with more than 100 years of history, its passion for making sustainable quality paint has been passed on from generation to generation.
According to Van Wijhe Verf, contemporary sustainability means to come up with solutions that can contribute to a better balance between people, the environment and profit. There is always room for improvement; in the composition of the paint, in the production method, in packaging or the selection process for the right paint or color.