25 years of history

This year we are celebrating that the Pymwymic impact investing community is turning 25. The impact investing movement started in Europe long before it was given its official name in 2007. Some recall that the movement started as a new approach to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Others relate to impact investing as aligning your assets to what legacy you wish to leave behind on this earth. There are many voices when it comes to the origination of impact investing. What they have in common is the belief that business can drive positive change.

A look in the mirror

For us, it started in 1994, when a group of daring pioneers were bold enough to challenge the system, themselves and each other by putting their money where their meaning is. They had the courage to look in the mirror and choose a path that was different from ‘the mainstream’. Being frontrunners, they had the guts to give it a go, to learn from our mistakes and to build upon their experiences. Pymwymic was born!

Reinventing ourselves for 25 years ahead

Today, 25 years later, we wish to prepare ourselves for the next 25 years. Because growth comes from continuous reflection and pushing ourselves to do better. We pause, reflect and challenge whether we are living up to the values we once set out to follow. 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 invite our close network of fellow impact investors to join us in a plenary conversation at our yearly conference Impact Days, to challenge our thinking about whether we, as private wealth holders, are truly driving positive impact.

 

Will you join us?

For more information please visit our conference website

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