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 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 focused 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
Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
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
Blue Haven Initiative
Founder and Managing Partner, Purpose Foundation, Purpose Ventures and Purpose Evergreen Capital.
Anne Pleun van Eijsden
Founder & CEO
Paper on the Rocks
CEO (mostly unconventional)
Mondora srl sb
Michelle de Rijk
DOEN Participaties B.V.
Dr. James Gifford
Head of Impact Investing
Chief Investment Office, UBS
New AJE Capital
Associate Partner at Human Dimensions
ASR Asset Management
Product Specialist, Impact Equities and Bonds
Triodos Investment Management
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Utrecht University (and co-founder of Le Souk d’Orient)
Pieter ter Kuile
Black Bear Carbon
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 *Sold out!
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.
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 H.R.H. Princess Mabel van Oranje and Sir Ronald Cohen who inspire us on our path in realising impact. It will be an evening of challenging our current way of thinking, sharing courageous stories and calling 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.
Please find below activities and opportunities available during Conference Day:
We are excited to announce our 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
Get ready to invest in funds during Conference Day
Are you ready to take action and put your money where your meaning is? With a small number of peer investors, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions to fund managers. For more information about the funds that we are proud to offer click here
Exclusive in person meetings with keynote speakers
We are excited to announce that a select number of attendees will have the opportunity to join an exclusive small-scale meeting with two very special keynote speakers: DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma and artist-photographer Jimmy Nelson.
Invest in Revolutionising the Paper Industry
Pymwymic investee company Paper on the Rocks is open for a next round of fundraising! Paper on the Rocks produces nature-friendly stationary and aims to: reverse deforestation and replace traditional wood pulp paper. During Conference Day you can meet the founder to know more!
Early Bird Activity in nature: Take a walk with forester
Impact Days will take place in 23 hectares of forest and park. We believe its important to appreciate the nature around us and have invited forester Jos Koopmans. What better way to start the day than with a forester in nature!
Read about our conference updates
NewsApril 15, 2019
NewsMarch 14, 2019
Running a business based on happiness
NewsMarch 12, 2019
Leading an eco-positive life style
NewsMarch 8, 2019
Celebrating 25 years of Impact Investing
NewsFebruary 28, 2019
We are in this together
NewsFebruary 19, 2019
Reinventing ourselves for 25 years ahead
“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
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. www.abnamroprivatebanking.com
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 www.doenparticipaties.nl
“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
“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.”
“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.”
“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.¨
“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.”
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.