Business https://business-spirit.news/ en Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership https://business-spirit.news/news/innovative-circular-program-to-scale-up-under-new-leadership <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/innovative-circular-program-to-scale-up-under-new-leadership" data-a2a-title="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img 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class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership " title="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/994.png?itok=uWrpI4Vh" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">System change specialist appointed to lead game-changing circular economy initiative in the UK.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2948 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2949 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The trial program of the re-use model ‘<a href="https://returnrefillrepeat.com/" target="_blank">Re</a>’ that already saved over 4 million plastic bottles from landfills, has brought Doug Morwood system change specialist, to take the initiative to the next level as MD.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ukri.org/" target="_blank">UK Research and Innovation’s</a> (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has recently announced £3 million in funding to further develop ‘Re’ across the UK and save over 100 million bottles from landfills within the next three years.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2952 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2950 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/995.jpg" width="450" height="450" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Doug Morwood system change specialist, new MD for the &#039;Re&#039; circular economy program.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2951 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Newly appointed MD Morwood aims higher than expected and wants to ‘reduce single-use plastic on a grand scale.'</p> <p>“I am honoured to join the Re team and look forward to delivering a truly circular economy system for the UK.</p> <p>We must move beyond the linear system that results in so much waste, both in terms of materials and energy,” said Morwood on his appointment as Managing Director for the ‘Re’ program.</p> <p>The new MD aims to lead a data-driven change and engage various stakeholders in a ‘re-use revolution’ within and beyond the border of the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2954 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2953 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>He believes that engaging small and big brands alongside retailers is critical in changing the current wasteful practices, and with 'Re' they ‘have to offer a compelling alternative to the current linear system that damages our environment so much.”</p> <p>Morwood adds:</p> <blockquote> <p>“Bringing businesses together to tackle the climate and waste crises is the only way we can solve the problem; collaboration is crucial."</p> </blockquote> <p>Customers can also easily join the movement by using the<a href="https://www.refill.org.uk/" target="_blank"> Refill App</a>, managed by the <a href="https://www.citytosea.org.uk/" target="_blank">City to Sea project</a>, showing users the nearest refill station and places to eat, drink, and shop using less plastic.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2955 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/996.png" width="600" height="600" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Advanced Refill Stations – interactive stations where customers can fill a ‘Re Smart Bottle’ with a product of their choice; Image: &#039;Re&#039; program</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2956 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Co-Founder of <a href="https://beautykitchen.co.uk/" target="_blank">Beauty Kitchen</a> and the ‘Re’ program, Jo-Anne Chidley, is excited about expanding the impact of this project and seeing the build-up of a team under the visionary leadership of Morwood.</p> <p>She emphasises that ‘this is an open initiative for all brands in the cosmetics, beauty and personal care industries’ and that they will support implementing the ‘Re’ system and help partners deliver change and ‘enter this ecosystem.’</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">HeadlineImage: <a href="https://returnrefillrepeat.com/" target="_blank">'Re' program</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:18:25 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 225 at https://business-spirit.news Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis https://business-spirit.news/news/business-guide-to-address-the-ukraine-humanitarian-crisis <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/business-guide-to-address-the-ukraine-humanitarian-crisis" data-a2a-title="Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis" title="Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/983.jpg?itok=wE5ojtdp" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) appeals to the private sector to help people affected by the Russian military offensive in Ukraine.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2905 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2906 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The UN <a href="https://www.unocha.org/" target="_blank">Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)</a> has launched a Business Guide document as part of their humanitarian response to the military offensive in Ukraine.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.connectingbusiness.org/publications/ocha-business-guide-ukraine-humanitarian-crisis" target="_blank">OCHA Business Guide</a> refers to the need for immediate action, stating that “the intense military escalation has resulted in loss of life, injuries and mass movement of the civilian population throughout Ukraine and to neighbouring countries, as well as severe destruction and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential housing”.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2909 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2907 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/984.png" width="426" height="395" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">OCHA Business Guide: Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis, Image: OCHA</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2908 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>OCHA appeals to corporates and enterprises to join forces with their humanitarian projects to provide financial support and assistance for the most vulnerable people in regions affected by the war.</p> <p>One of the five highlighted actions is joining the <a href="https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Ukraine%20Flash%20Appeal%202022.pdf" target="_blank">Ukraine Flash Appeal</a> that runs for a duration of three months, from March to May 2022.</p> <p>The goal is to raise US$1.1 billion that would be required to help more than 6 million people impacted by the drastic Russian Federation military attacks started on 24 February 2022.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2910 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Other options to express support included in the brief are making financial and in-kind contribution, advocating and making a commercial offer.</p> <p>The organisation asks that financial contributions be made through the <a href="https://crisisrelief.un.org/ukraine-crisis" target="_blank">UN Ukraine Humanitarian Fund </a>(UHF).</p> <p>The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates humanitarian action to ensure that crisis-affected people receive assistance and protection.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:11px">Headline image: Annie Spratt on <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/gq5PECP8pHE" target="_blank">Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean 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March</div> Fri, 04 Mar 2022 14:04:02 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 220 at https://business-spirit.news New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy https://business-spirit.news/news/new-program-preparing-dublin-based-businesses-for-rapidly-growing-green-economy <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/new-program-preparing-dublin-based-businesses-for-rapidly-growing-green-economy" data-a2a-title="New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy" title="New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/971.jpg?itok=T4RwJdJ4" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Micro and small enterprises in Dublin can join a new Circular Economy training program to become more sustainable and unlock business potential.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2871 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2872 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="http://modos.ie/" target="_blank">MODOS Circular Economy</a> training and mentoring program provides practical knowledge and networking opportunities to SMEs in the Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown areas in March and April 2022.</p> <p>With business trends shifting rapidly towards sustainability, it is inevitable for all shapes and sizes of enterprises to take up this challenge and turn it into an opportunity for innovation and growth.</p> <p>The four interactive online training modules are designed to help embed sustainability into business strategy efficiently and effectively while fostering innovation and profitability.</p> <p>Up to twenty participants per program will learn from highly renowned experts about Circular Economy, carbon management, resource efficiency, supply chain sustainability, and engagement.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2874"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2873 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“MODOS helped me to apply circular economy principles in my business. I was able to appraise in real terms how small changes in processes can yield big results (and higher margins). Completing the <a href="https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Training-Events/Management-Development/Modos-Circular-Economy-Dublin-Training-Programme-2022.html" target="_blank">MODOS program</a> was an important step in working towards the goal of carbon neutrality for my company,” says John Burke from Burke’s of Rathnew <a href="https://homevalue.ie/" target="_blank">Homevalue</a> business about his experience of the training.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2875 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Besides the learning sessions, enterprises can benefit from networking, mentoring and an opportunity to promote their sustainability credentials.</p> <p>Free to join online information sessions will be held on 2nd and 3rd February 2022, where businesses can learn more insights.</p> <p>The program is designed for businesses active in all sectors who have been trading for a minimum of 6 months, with 1 to 250 employees.</p> <p>Kate Purcell from Green Aware, who participated in a previous MODOS training, said that</p> <blockquote> <p>’the information and guidance provided during MODOS were instantly practical’ and that ’the course resources are relevant to every organisation, no matter where they are on their sustainability journey.’</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.dublincity.ie/business" target="_blank">Dublin City Council</a> and <a href="https://www.dlrcoco.ie/" target="_blank">Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council </a>brought the program to life in response to the challenges facing micro and small enterprises in building their capacity and understanding of Green Business and the Circular Economy.</p> <p>With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the cost of the programme is subsidised, making the course more accessible.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline Image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/VtKoSy_XzNU" target="_blank">LinkedIn Sales Solutions on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. January</div> Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:51:15 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 216 at https://business-spirit.news Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award https://business-spirit.news/news/early-stage-startups-in-berlin-can-apply-for-business-award <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/early-stage-startups-in-berlin-can-apply-for-business-award" data-a2a-title="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/berlin" hreflang="en">Berlin</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award" title="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/915.jpg?itok=XrHmXAKp" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Berlin Newcomer Startup Award is open for business ideas that are not yet on the market.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2793 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2794 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The<a href="https://newcomeraward.de/" target="_blank"> Berlin Newcomer Startup Award 2021</a>, managed by <a href="https://singabusinesslab.de/" target="_blank">Singa Business Lab</a>, is looking for newcomers with great business ideas who are not yet on the market.</p> <p>Early-stage businesses that are on the verge of turning their concept into reality, but who may still be lacking capital, contacts or advice can apply for the award to receive support and get recognised.</p> <p>With digital event formats ranging from Q&amp;A sessions and networking events to the pitches at the award show, organisers want to enable more people to get involved.</p> <p>The winner of the award can access up to 10.000€ seed capital, and additional coaching budgets, while the amount of seed capital in total is 27.500€ to be split between finalists.</p> <p>Besides finalist projects get to enjoy more visibility and opportunities for networking and co-creation sessions.</p> <p>Applications can be <a href="https://newcomeraward.de/" target="_blank">submitted online</a> by the end of <strong>2nd November</strong>.</p> <p>Eligibility criteria to apply for the Berlin Newcomer Startup Award:</p> <ul> <li>Live in Berlin, Germany.</li> <li>Moved to Germany within the last 8 years, i.e. in 2013 or later.</li> <li>The applicant has the nationality of one of the countries from the DAC List of ODA Recipients.</li> <li>Aged over 18 years.</li> </ul> <p>The six finalists preselected by the jury will be presented on the award's website for 2 weeks where public can vote on their favorite project.</p> <p>Winner of the public voting will we rewarded with an extra prize of 5.000€ and 2.500€ additional budget for coaching and consulting.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. November</div> Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:11:00 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 209 at https://business-spirit.news New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments" data-a2a-title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" 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height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/nature-based-solutions" hreflang="en">Nature-based Solutions</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/impact-investing" hreflang="en">Impact investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/906.jpg?itok=N4ksLV0A" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ was launched to call upon investors to embrace natural capital solutions at scale to address climate challenges.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2763 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2764 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A natural capital investment firm, <a href="https://cultivo.land/" target="_blank">Cultivo </a>launched a ‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ to call upon financial institutions, corporate investors and private capital to address the triple planetary crisis of global warming, biodiversity loss, and water stress.</p> <p>With this 5-step action plan, Cultivo wants to help unlock investment opportunities in nature at scale to address these emerging global threats.</p> <p>The company promotes the approach that natural capital is an emerging asset class that values the natural world.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2767 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2766 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In their opinion, this economic strategy makes it clear why a tree is worth more alive than dead.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and water stress are interconnected, and we must address them together and with urgency.</p> </blockquote> <p>High-quality nature-based solutions can tackle these triple crises, and we need to unlock investment in nature at scale and at speed.</p> <p>It is critical we take a holistic approach when it comes to investing in nature,” says Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, on why they created the action plan.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2765 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/907.jpg" width="357" height="404" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, Image: Cultivo</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2768 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In the light of the latest alarming <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/" target="_blank">IPCC report</a> (Sixth Assessment Report), Dr Pinuela and his team felt the need to activate the finance sector and mobilise more private capital in investing in nature-based solutions.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/" target="_blank">Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change</a> (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change.</p> <p>It provides political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies since 1988.</p> <p>The recent IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the following decades and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2771 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2769 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/908.png" width="612" height="792" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">IPCC-2021 report, The Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers, Image: IPCC</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2770 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Dr Piñuela adds: “We hope that the hard-hitting nature of this year’s IPCC report helps galvanise us all into action and gives private financial institutions and corporations across the world the motivation to work with us and adopt the plan we are launching today.”</p> <p>According to Cultivo, research shows that by 2050, total investment needs for nature-based solutions will amount to USD 8.4 trillion cumulatively, reaching over USD 536 billion per year, four times the amount invested today.</p> <p>Currently, only 14% of finance for nature-based solutions comes from private capital.</p> <p>Therefore, scaling investment from private capital companies is essential to fill the trillions of dollars of financing needed.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2772 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>To bridge this gap, Cultivo is proposing a 5-step action plan for investors and private capital:</p> <ol> <li>Offer nature as an attractive asset for investment</li> <li>Use technology to reduce transaction costs and create market efficiencies</li> <li>Take a holistic approach</li> <li>Measure the right attributes, and choose the right standards</li> <li>Make data transparent</li> </ol> <p>One example of Cultivo’s Action Plan at work can be seen in Northern Mexico, where they are working with landowners to restore degraded land using Sustainable Grasslands Management.</p> <p>The project will reintroduce bison to the area, which is a step towards restoring the region to pre-human levels of biodiversity.</p> <p>The region acts as an international biodiversity corridor that serves as a habitat to species, such as an endemic subspecies of black bears, puma, wildcat, coyote, etc.</p> <p>Of the animals, 63 of these species are under some risk category, out of which 8 are endangered species.</p> <p>The restoration of grasslands will also generate certified carbon credits and means the project aligns to SDG goals related to Life on Land and Climate Action.</p> <p>Dr Piñuela and his team work passionately to prove that investing in natural capital can generate healthy financial returns for investors, nature and society.</p> <p>They use proprietary algorithms and technologies to find high-quality nature-based projects and then packages them into investment products targeted at financial institutions.</p> <p>Offsets generated by these projects are then sold, providing returns to investors and a long-term reliable income to landowners and local communities.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/tGTVxeOr_Rs" target="_blank">niko photos on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. October</div> Fri, 08 Oct 2021 15:01:33 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 206 at https://business-spirit.news Euclid Network https://business-spirit.news/partner/euclid-network <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Euclid Network</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/partner/euclid-network" hreflang="en"><img alt="" title="" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/partner_full_page_logo/public/bsp-images/partner-logo/888.jpg?itok=UN4YbK1x" width="300" height="300" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-partner-location field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Netherlands</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-website field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://euclidnetwork.eu/" target="_blank">https://euclidnetwork.eu/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-reach field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Reach</div> <div>Europe</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Euclid Network is the premier European network for organisations that support social entrepreneurs and impact-driven leaders – and we are looking for new members!</p> <p>Now more than ever, the social enterprise ecosystem needs collaboration and partnerships to revolutionise the world’s economy into a more inclusive system that works better for all living things and the planet.</p> <p>With our members, we are leading the change and empowering social enterprises to break the mould to deliver innovative solutions towards all of the UN sustainable development goals.</p> <p>New members would become part of a network that has extensive experience and a proven track record of bringing stakeholders together to advance the social economy agenda within all the EU Member States and their neighbours.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-active-projects field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Related news</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <article role="article" about="/news/creating-a-powerful-unified-voice-of-impact-driven-leaders" class="news teaser clearfix thumbnail"> <a href="/news/creating-a-powerful-unified-voice-of-impact-driven-leaders"> <picture> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_lg/public/bsp-images/news/968.jpg?itok=C4wxCiU8 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_md/public/bsp-images/news/968.jpg?itok=iQCxZ4P7 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_sm/public/bsp-images/news/968.jpg?itok=-dH0qfPH 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_xs/public/bsp-images/news/968.jpg?itok=aKnRDBXy 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_xs/public/bsp-images/news/968.jpg?itok=aKnRDBXy" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </a> <div class="content"> <h3><a href="/news/creating-a-powerful-unified-voice-of-impact-driven-leaders" hreflang="en">Creating a powerful unified voice of impact-driven leaders</a></h3> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">&quot;I see most often that social innovators are ordinary people brave enough to do extraordinary things.&quot; Fireside chat with Suzanne Wisse-Huiskes, CEO of Euclid Network</div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/category/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Focus</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-enterprise" hreflang="en">Social Enterprise</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-impact" hreflang="en">Social Impact</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-innovation" hreflang="en">Social Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-development-goals" hreflang="en">Sustainable Development Goals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-platform-partner-categorie field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Platform :: Partner categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/828" hreflang="en">Funding | Supports</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/830" hreflang="en">Innovation | Research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/829" hreflang="en">Networking | Events | Community</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:45:24 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 197 at https://business-spirit.news VITA Ireland https://business-spirit.news/partner/vita-ireland <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">VITA Ireland</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/partner/vita-ireland" hreflang="en"><img alt="" title="" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/partner_full_page_logo/public/bsp-images/partner-logo/887.jpg?itok=TZ9PJcID" width="300" height="300" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-partner-location field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Ireland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-website field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://vita.ie/" target="_blank">https://vita.ie/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-reach field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Reach</div> <div>Africa</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As regions in East Africa experience some of the worst effects of climate change, we partner with rural communities in Ethiopia and Eritrea to create sustainable, climate smart livelihoods. Our values centre on sustainability and adaptability, with each of our programmes dedicated to not only mitigating climate change but also ensuring that partners, communities, and families are equipped with the skills, training, and resources needed to thrive.</p> <p>Carbon offsetting with Vita is a straightforward and verified process. Vita creates carbon savings through clean water and fuel-efficient cookstove programmes. These life-saving programmes prevent the cutting down of trees for fuel to cook or sterilise dirty water, thereby saving carbon emissions from being released while also improving the health and livelihoods of vulnerable rural communities.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-active-projects field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Related news</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <article role="article" about="/news/how-can-carbon-offsetting-fix-climate-and-communities-at-one-go" class="news teaser clearfix thumbnail"> <a href="/news/how-can-carbon-offsetting-fix-climate-and-communities-at-one-go"> <picture> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_lg/public/bsp-images/news/814.jpg?itok=NYZNADjF 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_md/public/bsp-images/news/814.jpg?itok=lT0ckjBe 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_sm/public/bsp-images/news/814.jpg?itok=8EZ02C3Q 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_xs/public/bsp-images/news/814.jpg?itok=mz9LSebm 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_xs/public/bsp-images/news/814.jpg?itok=mz9LSebm" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </a> <div class="content"> <h3><a href="/news/how-can-carbon-offsetting-fix-climate-and-communities-at-one-go" hreflang="en">How can carbon offsetting fix climate and communities at one go?</a></h3> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Creating &#039;climate smart communities&#039; while cutting back on carbon emissions proved a viable model to tackle the climate crisis.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/category/inspire" hreflang="en">Inspire</a></div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Focus</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/carbon-management" hreflang="en">Carbon Management</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/carbon-emission" hreflang="en">Carbon Emission</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/climate-change" hreflang="en">Climate Change</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/communities" hreflang="en">Communities</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/carbon-offsetting" hreflang="en">Carbon offsetting</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-platform-partner-categorie field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Platform :: Partner categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/828" hreflang="en">Funding | Supports</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/829" hreflang="en">Networking | Events | Community</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:27:16 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 196 at https://business-spirit.news Guinness Enterprise Centre https://business-spirit.news/partner/guinness-enterprise-centre <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Guinness Enterprise Centre</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/partner/guinness-enterprise-centre" hreflang="en"><img alt="" title="" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/partner_full_page_logo/public/bsp-images/partner-logo/885.jpg?itok=2fgkHGJc" width="300" height="300" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-partner-location field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Ireland</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-website field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://www.gec.ie/" target="_blank">https://www.gec.ie/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-reach field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Reach</div> <div>Europe</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>By providing a world-class entrepreneurial environment, the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) empowers businesses to grow and scale their enterprises. Our vision is to be one of Europe's leading entrepreneurial superhubs and we were named the #1 University Associated Business Incubator in the World!</p> <p>The GEC is the best place for ambitious and innovative companies. We provide a modern, spacious and flexible working environment supported by the best-in-class business support services.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Focus</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/incubator" hreflang="en">Incubator</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/accelerator" hreflang="en">Accelerator</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-platform-partner-categorie field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Platform :: Partner categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/828" hreflang="en">Funding | Supports</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/829" hreflang="en">Networking | Events | Community</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:21:04 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 195 at https://business-spirit.news ISINNOVA https://business-spirit.news/partner/isinnova <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">ISINNOVA</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/partner/isinnova" hreflang="en"><img alt="" title="" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/partner_full_page_logo/public/bsp-images/partner-logo/874.png?itok=rxxucyAk" width="300" height="300" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-partner-location field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Italy</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-website field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://www.isinnova.org/" target="_blank">https://www.isinnova.org/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-reach field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Reach</div> <div>Europe</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>ISINNOVA, the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems, is an independent research institute that supports international, national and local public bodies, as well as private organisations, as they pursue sustainable visions and policies. They supports communities, authorities and industries, developing research-based and collaborative solutions to complex challenges.</p> <p>It ideates and runs cross-discipline and cross-sector research and innovation projects that bring together public authorities, industries, research institutions and civil society. Co-creating long-term visions for sustainability and advising on the development of coherent systemic (or strategic) plans, ISINNOVA delivers concrete solutions in response to complex challenges</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Focus</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/research" hreflang="en">research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/responsible-innovation" hreflang="en">Responsible Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/responsible-research-and-innovation" hreflang="en">Responsible Research and Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-development-goals" hreflang="en">Sustainable Development Goals</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-platform-partner-categorie field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Platform :: Partner categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/830" hreflang="en">Innovation | Research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/829" hreflang="en">Networking | Events | Community</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 11 Sep 2021 20:36:00 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 194 at https://business-spirit.news Better Incubation https://business-spirit.news/partner/better-incubation <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Better Incubation</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/partner/better-incubation" hreflang="en"><img alt="" title="" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/partner_full_page_logo/public/bsp-images/partner-logo/873.png?itok=bmqeHe5L" width="300" height="300" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-partner-location field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Belgium</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-website field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://betterincubation.eu/" target="_blank">https://betterincubation.eu/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-reach field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Reach</div> <div>Europe</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Better Incubation initiative aims to kickstart an “eco-systemic” change bringing incubation and business support services closer to the whole society to promote entrepreneurship and self-employment to create jobs, develop skills and give unemployed and vulnerable people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy.</p> <p>Three partner networks run this programme, EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network), Impact HUB and EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association, working together towards a sustainable “better incubation ecosystem”, open to all kinds of entrepreneurs.</p> <p>It mobilises and empowers Business Support Organisations to grow their capacities and expand their outreach to inclusive and social entrepreneurship, helping social entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs from Under-Represented Groups (URG) access available financial tools and increase their businesses’ chances of survival and growth.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-active-projects field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Related news</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <article role="article" about="/news/first-female-president-appointed-to-lead-european-business-and-innovation-centre-network" class="news teaser clearfix thumbnail"> <a href="/news/first-female-president-appointed-to-lead-european-business-and-innovation-centre-network"> <picture> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_lg/public/bsp-images/news/672.jpg?itok=PYkQnqBs 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_md/public/bsp-images/news/672.jpg?itok=mYuS0J2j 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_sm/public/bsp-images/news/672.jpg?itok=Pnoik1lp 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_xs/public/bsp-images/news/672.jpg?itok=TKBPhhFH 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_news_teaser_header_xs/public/bsp-images/news/672.jpg?itok=TKBPhhFH" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </a> <div class="content"> <h3><a href="/news/first-female-president-appointed-to-lead-european-business-and-innovation-centre-network" hreflang="en">First female president appointed to lead European Business and Innovation Centre Network</a></h3> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">As the next President of EBN, Cristina Fanjul aims to further strengthen the organisation by making its network more dynamic, open and inclusive.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/category/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Focus</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/incubation" hreflang="en">Incubation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/accelerator" hreflang="en">Accelerator</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/inclusive-innovation" hreflang="en">Inclusive Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-platform-partner-categorie field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Platform :: Partner categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/830" hreflang="en">Innovation | Research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/829" hreflang="en">Networking | Events | Community</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 11 Sep 2021 19:19:53 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 193 at https://business-spirit.news