Monthly Impact Circle - Impact, Sustainability and Circularity

23 Abril, 2024


Join us for the next edition of the Impact Circle. We are welcoming you next 23rd April at 12:00 (Portuguese time) to dive into the subject of impact, sustainability and circularity from different angles.
This third session we have three guests, representing two companies with a bigger scope: Bas Roelofs is joining us from the Netherlands. Bas is co-founder of Sustar, a Dutch strategic design firm helping companies to design and build distinguishing value propositions that integrate sustainability as one of 4 core deliverables (additional to the classical feasibility, viability and desirability). But, Bas is also international trainer for CIRCO, an international network organisation originated in the Netherlands with a Portuguese hub (in partnership with LNEG, APA, Fundo Ambiental & IAPMEI).
CIRCO activates entrepreneurs and creative professionals to improve and/or generate business through circular design. In Portugal, Circo has supported over 100 companies since 2022. 
Our second guest is Air France KLM - one of the active members of CCPH and a long time supporter of the Dutch Portuguese network. Being a frontrunner in sustainability in the commercial aviation sector, we would like to know how they’re facing its accomplishments, goals and challenges in this domain. Our guests are Veronica Braz and Nuno Ferro. With these speaker we believe we have, again, some good reasons to join the meeting, so we hope to see you all soon!
12H00: Welcome
12H05: Kick off by Wouter Heijnen and Alex Griekspoor
12:10: Bas Roelofs
12:30: Veronica Braz and Nuno Ferro
12H50: Networking/brainstorming 
13H00: Ending
Interested to be one of the speakers in one of the upcoming sessions? Read more here

More information on our Impact Circle

In the second half of 2023, we started with our Impact Circle for members that have an interest in or focus on Sustainable Development in the broadest sense of the word, or those who want to know more about it. This Circle follows in the footsteps of the Digital Circle that was established in 2022 and has been running successfully ever since.

The activities are regular Teams meeting and every now and then an on-site meeting in Portugal or the Netherlands. The goal of this Impact Circle is to provide for a platform to promote business opportunities with a sustainable and innovative character.

We will invite different speakers and after every meeting there will be time for networking and connecting on a personal level. We hope the Impact Circle will inspire its participants and enhance their network. The meetings are open for every (aspirant) CCPH member to join. Should you be interested in getting invitations, or do you know somebody within your organization who might be interested, then please sign up for the Impact Circle via  We are super excited to start this initiative and hope to meet you soon in one of our sessions.

We are proud to announce that The Impact Circle will be run by two of our members:

Wouter Heijnen | Innovation advisor/ founder Circular Hub Algarve

Alex Griekspoor | / Boardmember CCPH

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