Coalition Anders Reizen (Sustainable business mobility)
27% of CO2 emissions in the Netherlands are transport-related. Mobility really needs to become more sustainable. To achieve this, the largest employers in the Netherlands have united in the Coalition ‘Anders Reizen’. The main goal is to achieve a 50% CO2 reduction on business transport by 2030, compared to 2016. Martin de Jong of Empact has helped Anders Reizen in various ways. In addition to being a sparring partner for the board and management, Martin guided the process to arrive at a new strategy. In 2020, Empact has developed the ‘broadening’ of Anders Reizen, together with a number of leading thinkers and do-ers. Due to COVID-19, its execution has been postponed.
Hugo Houppermans, director of Anders Reizen: “With the involvement of Martin de Jong of Empact, I know that we will achieve the results we are looking for. Martin is able to think along at a strategic level as well as to get the various c-level stakeholders involved in the process. A pleasant and professional collaboration, which I can recommend to both profit and non-profit organizations. ”
Coda Group is transforming from a high-quality plastic manufacturer into a high-quality biodegradable plastic manufacturer. This means a sustainable transformation in the full value chain of plastics. , By using its patented biopolymers, Coda Group is now able to produce and deliver truly sustainable, innovative biomaterials that can replace single use plastic products to the world.
To support this transformation Empact conducted a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Coda’s Green Bond Framework 2020. During this process, the professionals of Empact successfully accessed crucial information of this transformation. This resulted in an in-depth positive review of Coda Group’s transformation plans, the use of proceeds, process of project evaluation and selection, management of proceeds and reporting.
According to Robert de Jong, CEO of Coda Group, the value added by Empact is crucial. Empact is very knowledgeable, has executed the required due diligence in a prudent and efficient manner and delivered a high-quality report. We recommend Empact for anyone looking for sustainable finance services on Green Bonds”.
Central Agency for Statistic (CBS): CSR-strategy
One of the current projects of Empact is to develop a strategic CSR-policy for Dutch Central Agency for Statistic. This governmental body asked Empact to review the current CSR approach, set an engaging scope and deliver a fit for the future proposal to the Board. This projects ends in 2021 and a full reference case will be made available.
Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO)
In 2020 and 2021 a team of Empact consultants are working to increase the CSR Leaderschip of the International Program (IP) Board, Teamleaders and Program Coördinators of this large Dutch Governmental organisation. For that various leadership courses are developed and given, all of them online.
A special attention to enable learning
Empact helps to improve the knowledge and skills of people by delivering lectures on Universities. Sometimes a guest lecture in a sustainability course for the MSc in Business. Sometimes multiple lectures for the Executive Education or the MBA.
University of Amsterdam
- Associate professor of Strategy Arno Kourula: “Martin has been instrumental in bringing in latest sustainability thinking to University of Amsterdam Business School when serving on the Advisory Board, as guest lecturer, as a partner in course development, and as a trainer in executive education. Together we were able to initiate and build a long-term collaboration between VodafoneZiggo and UvA at the MBA level, which has led to the Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability becoming one of the most popular courses in the program.”
- Assistant-professor Sustainability Pushpika Vishwanathan: “Martin gave a guest lecture in my Full-time MBA course Purpose-driven strategy. He talked about purpose and impact, and shared his experience at Vodafone and Empact with the students. He offered a very inspiring contribution, shared interesting anecdotes, and managed to engage the students in a lively manner”.
- In the new 2-day and hybrid executive course Strategy and sustainability of April 2021 there are seats left. Check this site for mor info and how to register: https://abs.uva.nl/content/open-programmes-abs/strategy-and-sustainability/sustainability-and-strategy.html?cb
Aalto University (Helsinki)
“It was a great pleasure and privilege to have Martin de Jong as a guest speaker in our Aalto Executive Education module on “Corporate Responsibility”. Martin brought his extensive experience and insightful ideas as we, together with 41 high levels corporate executives, learned about key trends in sustainability and climate change, implementing sustainability thinking, and creating a movement within a company. Martin is a highly engaging and inspirational speaker and he is always welcome in our executive education modules to share his wisdom.” According to Aalto’s Arno Kourula.
Some assignments we do are public, such as the above. But certainly not all. Confidentiality is often an important part of the process. A number of clients have decided that their projects, programs, strategy developments, remain confidential. They can count on that with Empact.