Impact Days 2 & 3 April
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. We invite wealth holders who want their investments to contribute to a restorative, healthy economy.
A special edition celebrating 25 years: Change is in our Choices
In 1994 a small group of pioneer investors looked in the mirror. They wondered why on the one hand they were focussed on profit and on the other on improving conditions for people and planet. They decided to challenge the system, themselves and each other by putting their money where their meaning is. This is how Pymwymic was born.
Today, 25 years later, we again want to challenge ourselves: are we living up to our values? We again want to take a close look in the mirror and ask ourselves: are we making the choices that will lead us to a better future? We want to learn from the past, be honest about our current and move into the future. Will you join us?
Speakers at this year's conference
Jimmy Nelson Foundation
Founder of Human Dimensions
Owner Think Big Act Now
Author Hidden Impact
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
Founder and Managing Partner, Purpose Foundation, Purpose Ventures and Purpose Evergreen Capital.
CEO (mostly unconventional)
Mondora srl sb
Dr. James Gifford
Head of Impact Investing
Chief Investment Office, UBS
New AJE Capital
Associate Partner at Human Dimensions
Impact Equities and Bonds, Triodos Bank
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Utrecht University (and co-founder of Le Souk d’Orient)
About the Programme
The Pymwymic Impact Days traditionally consists of two days – Family Day and Impact Day – bridged by the Opening Dinner. Our official programme will be announced in the spring.
Family Day April 2nd, 09.00 – 18.00
Family Day is about personal reflection, family conversations and participation. We are a ‘family of families’ and host open dialogue and peer-to-peer sharing in a trusted environment. Our Family Day is strictly open to Principals and their family members. We especially welcome NextGen’s to join the conversation.
Opening Dinner April 2nd, 18.00 – 22.00
What better way is there to connect and share stories than to have a dinner together? At the Opening Dinner, we invite extraordinary guests who inspire us on our path in realising impact. They challenge our current way of thinking, share their courageous stories and call us to action.
Conference Day April 3rd, 09.00 – 18.00
On this day we will learn 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.
We are excited to announce our preliminary programme!
This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of being committed to impact and action. On this special occasion we will be welcoming several outsider viewpoints – an artist, the CEO of a multinational, an anthropologist, a grassroot activist and more – who will help us understand how we can do better in the next 25 years to come. To view the programme click here
“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.”
“The conversations were profound and important. It was a privilege to be part of that conversation and a very special experience.”
“The best gathering in Impact Investing, bar none.”
“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”
Accommodation & Travel
We will be hosting Impact Days at ‘De Horst Estate’. The Estate consists of 23 hectares of forest and park and dates back to 1835. Landgoed De Horst, De Horst 1, 3971 KR Driebergen, The Netherlands
Getting to De Horst
De Horst Estate is approximately one hour from Amsterdam Schiphol airport. For public transport, we advise you to travel to train station Driebergen-Zeist. Private conference shuttle buses will take you to the venue. For a full overview on how to get to De Horst please click here
There are 40 double DeLuxe rooms on site, which can be reserved for you on request. The rooms have been designed to emphasize the nature experience. With one side of the rooms completely made of glass the trees seem to be part of your room decoration, creating a strong inside-outside connection. Please be aware there are only 40 rooms available on site, which are likely to be sold out quickly. Contact Marijke@pymwymic.com for a reservation request.
Impact Days is an invitation-only event for impact investors who are willing to put their money where their meaning is. We limit our conference attendance to protect and ensure the personal community feel, the quality of conversations and ease of connection. Should you wish to request an invitation, please contact us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful for the support of our Cornerstone Partners
Pymwymic Impact Days believes in working with business partners that share the same values. We are supported and strengthened by this professional network of business partners who are values-aligned and know their way around in the impact field. We are grateful for their support and collaboration.
Meet the Team
Marijke van Bodengraven
Marijke is your go-to person for travel and accommodation inquiries and all on-site logistics. Marijke has been supporting Impact Days since the very fist Impact Days in 2011.
As director of the Field Building Centre, it’s mission is to catalyse the movement of impact investing. Monique is the conference lead and will be your host throughout the day.
Isabel Mora Le Moyne
Isabel is Community Manager for Pymwymic and will be working together with the Impact Days team on communication and registrations for the event.
Nicoline Wisse Smit
Nicoline has a background in hospitality and 20 years of experience as communications consultant. As Creative Producer she works with the Impact Days team on the storyline and content.