Impact Days

About Impact Days

Pymwymic is the Put Your Money Where Your Meaning is Community. A community of impact investors who want to leave a positive footprint in this world. Since 2011, we have been organising an annual conference to share insights, inspiration and knowledge about building a new economy that serves people and planet. Two days of reconnecting and meeting new people. Impact Days is part of the non-profit activities of Pymwymic to catalyse the movement of impact investing to contribute to a restorative, healthy economy.

About the Programme

The Pymwymic Impact Days traditionally consists of two days – Family Day and Impact Day – bridged by the Opening Dinner.

Family Day April 2nd 2019

Family Day is about personal reflection, family conversations and participation. We are a ‘family of families’ and hosted open dialogue and peer-to-peer sharing in a trusted environment. 

Opening Dinner April 2nd 2019

What better way is there to connect and share stories than to have a dinner together? At the Opening Dinner, we invited H.R.H. Princess Mabel van Oranje, H.E. Minister Sigrid Kaag and Sir Ronald Cohen who inspired us on our path in realising impact. It was an evening of challenging our current way of thinking, sharing courageous stories and calling us to action.

Conference Day April 3rd 2019

On this day we learnt about impact investing through several sessions and workshops, while being challenged by global change-makers to look in the mirror to become a better version of ourselves.

Speakers at this year's conference

  • Jimmy Nelson

    Jimmy Nelson Foundation

  • Jitske Kramer

    Corporate Anthropologist,
    Founder of Human Dimensions

  • Babette Porcelijn

    Owner Think Big Act Now
    Author Hidden Impact

  • Sigrid Kaag

    Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

  • Feike Sijbesma

    Royal DSM

  • H.R.H. Princess Mabel van Oranje

    Initiator and Chair, Girls not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

  • Sir Ronald Cohen

    Chair, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and The Portland Trust

  • Lauren Cochran

    Managing Director
    Blue Haven Initiative

  • Armin Steuernagel

    Founder and Managing Partner, Purpose Foundation, Purpose Ventures and Purpose Evergreen Capital.

  • Anne Pleun van Eijsden

    Founder & CEO
    Paper on the Rocks

  • Michiel Elich


  • Thomas Annicq

    Aude Ventures

  • Francesco Mondora

    CEO (mostly unconventional)
    Mondora srl sb

  • Michelle de Rijk

    Investment Manager
    DOEN Participaties B.V.

  • Dr. James Gifford

    Head of Impact Investing
    Chief Investment Office, UBS

  • Alexandra Korijn

    New AJE Capital

  • Walter Faaij

    Corporate Anthropologist
    Associate Partner at Human Dimensions

  • Jack Julicher

    ASR Asset Management

  • Andrea Palmer

    Product Specialist, Impact Equities and Bonds
    Triodos Investment Management

  • Harry Hummels

    Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Utrecht University (and co-founder of Le Souk d’Orient)

  • Pieter ter Kuile

    Black Bear Carbon

2019: A special edition celebrating 25 years

In 1994, a group of daring pioneers were bold enough to challenge the system, themselves and each other by putting their money where their meaning is. Pymwymic was born. This year, Pymwymic celebrated its 25th anniversary of being committed to impact and action. We welcomed several outsider viewpoints – an artist, the CEO of a multinational, an anthropologist, a grassroot activist and more – to help us understand how we can do better in the next 25 years to come.

  • “It is nice to have that community feeling ” when back at Impact Days, knowing you are not alone on this journey.”
    Next Gen Attendee
  • “The days epitomized all the values of Pymwymic and brought together people who wish to share in the creation of a better world.”
    Impact Investor
  • “The conversations were profound and important. It was a privilege to be part of that conversation and a very special experience.”
    Family Principal
  • “The best gathering in Impact Investing, bar none.”
    Family Principal
  • “A lot of inspiration and new ideas for my daily work and investments in fields as diverse as sustainable food, regenerative capitalism, tech solutions, peace building, etc.”
    Ivo Knoepfel, OnValues
  • “It was my first acquaintance with with the community of ‘impact investing’ - a fantastic and surprising world opened for me!”
  • “My biggest take away was meeting a community driven by the will to have a positive impact on our planet”

We are grateful for the support of our Cornerstone Partners

ABN AMRO is an long-time partner of Pymwymic and the Impact Days. It was the first Dutch bank that launched an investment fund for social enterprises and created Dutch Social Impact Bonds. In the meantime sustainability has become the core-strategy of the bank and independently develops investments opportunities regarding social impact for wealthy individuals, like the FMO Privium Impact Fund and the Privium Sustainable Impact Fund.

DOEN Participations (DOEN Ventures) has the ambition to make the world greener and more social. That is why impact is central to all investments. For more than 25 years, DOEN Participations invests in the early phase of companies and dares to take risks. DOEN Participaties is fully owned and managed by DOEN Foundation. The DOEN Foundation was set up by the Dutch Charity Lotteries. For more information

  • “ABN AMRO strongly believes in the sustainabiliyty transition and the benefits of impact investing. For that reason we cherish our longtime co-operation with Pymwymic, as we both aim to realize social, environmental and financial returns for our stakeholders and for society at large.”
    Pieter van Mierlo, CEO ABN AMRO Private Banking
  • “Pymwymic has built up a large community of family impact investors over the past 25 years that put their money where their meaning is. Given the challenges we face, DOEN Participaties is extremely impressed with this growth of the community of impact investors. We are proud that we have been able to support Pymwymic and we look forward to celebrate the milestone of 25 years together!”
    Jasper Snoek, Executive Director CFO, Stichting DOEN

Our Conference Partners

Business Partners

Conference Venue  

“Estate De Horst wants to be a stage for educational meetings, like we are going to experience during the Impact Days. We are looking forward to it.”

Legal Advice

 “We are energised by helping impact organisations with our legal advice and by hence indirectly making our own positive impact. It makes us feel good to work  for a positive future together with Pymwymic.”

Financial Advice

“I strongly believe in Pymwymics’ philosophy. Not only putting your money where your meaning is, but also supporting these companies practically to get the best, measurable impact results.¨

Session Facilitators

“Cultural anthropology is the discipline that asks itself what it means to be a human among humans. We look forward to being a part of Impact Days to further drive a positive culture of impact.”

Get in Touch

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Previous Conferences

Pymwymic Impact Days 2019

Pymwymic Impact Days 2018

Pymwymic Impact Days 2017

Pymwymic Impact Days 2016

Pymwymic Impact Days 2015

Pymwymic Impact Days 2014

Pymwymic Impact Days 2013

Pymwymic Impact Days 2012