Aan De Partnership Verkiezing 2016-2017 deden maar liefs 11 teams mee van 9 bedrijven. Deze teams gingen in acht maanden de uitdaging aan om samen met hun bedrijf en nieuwe partnerships, een duurzame business-case op te bouwen. Tijdens De Partnership Academie leerden de deelnemers van best practices, experts en facilitators hoe ze een sterke business-case moesten opzetten.
Op het Finale Event op 11 mei 2017 werden de winnaars gekozen. Rabobank ging er samen met hun partner ‘Bles Dairies’ ervandoor met de ‘Best New Partnership Award’. Het doel van hun business-case is om de zuivelketen in o.a. Kenia financierbaar te maken. Dit doen zij door koeien te chippen, waardoor Rabobank micro leningen kan verstrekken aan kleine maar veelbelovende melkveehouders. De prijs werd overhandigd door de juryvoorzitter Hans Docter, Directeur Duurzame Economische Ontwikkeling bij het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Ahold-Delhaize is de runner-up geworden. Ze gaan investeren in speciale bomen die beter bestand zijn tegen droogte en een hogere productiviteit hebben waardoor koffieboeren in Tanzania een duurzaam businessmodel krijgen.
Check de aftermovie van het finale event hier, en bekijk hieronder alle business-case van De Partnership Verkiezing 2016-2017
Team ABN AMRO – #Reboot:
Frédérique Houthoff, Marit Janssen, Eli Geoffroy, Jeroen van de Kerkhof, Nynke de Vries
Refugees in the Netherlands are often not able to show their level of education. Even when they did bring their diploma, it is difficult for Dutch employers/municipalities to assess their level of education. Due to this finding work that meets their potential is extremely difficult. Together with partners we aim to empower refugees by developing a program to educate, train and employ them.
Team ABN AMRO – Impact Account:
Anne Stikkers, Anouk Noordam, Lizet Franse, Selma van der Graaf, Vincent Triesschijn
Making money while doing good. Het kan met impact beleggen! Wij creëren een Impact Rekening waarmee je iedere maand kunt beslissen of en hoeveel je wilt beleggen in het Impact Fonds (AFM goedgekeurd). De bedrijven en projecten in dit fonds reduceren de uitstoot van CO2 en creëren banen in ontwikkelingslanden. Bovendien krijg jij, als belegger, jaarlijks gemiddeld 3,5% rendement. Je checkt jouw positieve bijdrage leuk en gemakkelijk in de bijbehorende Impact App met ter plaatse opgenomen vlogs en foto’s. Zo combineren we duurzaamheid met innovatie en transparantie.
Team Ahold Delhaize – Etos Tama:
Franca van Helvert, Joost Souren, Nadina Verbaarshot, Robert-Jan Volgers
Etos is going to improve the lives of women in Africa by purchasing organic shea butter soaps directly from Ghana, in order to sell them to Etos customers (primarily women) in The Netherlands. We are able to empower women working in Ghana since our product is 100% traceable, and we pay therm a 15% premium for their shea butter nuts, compared to the big companies that normally use their buying power to put the women in Ghana in a terrible financial position.
Team Ahold Delhaize – Kahawa:
Anouk van der Sande, Tommy Hofkamp, Victoria Mohrmann, Reinier van Lanschot
The demand for specialty coffee is growing, but it is harder for coffee farmers in Tanzania to meet this demand due to low productivity levels of current coffee trees and fluctuating levels of quality due to increasing effects of climate change, such as drought. Together with our partners Ahold Delhaize Coffee Company and Volcafe & Taylor Winch we will improve accessibility to drought-resistant coffee tree seedlings by acting as an incubator for local nurseries. Our modular and scalable business model will allow the nurseries to produce an increasing amount of high-quality seedlings for a lower price; this improves access for local farmers and thereby increases productivity and ensures the quality of the bean.
Team Alliander – Griddy-Up!:
Jeroen Aarts, Stephanie van Laarhoven, Stella Boeschoten, Kasia Tolubinska, Robin Potze, Elisabeth Bernsen
Our business-case focuses on the energy supply of community facilities (e.g. hospitals, schools, etc.) in Tanzania. The aim is to enable and help our customer with building a micro-grid in such a way that they save on electricity costs and can sell abundant electricity to community members. Our micro-grid solutions constitute a viable investment opportunity in sustainable energy to our customers. To the other community members (customer of our customer) we deliver reliable and more widespread access to electricity.
Team Dell EMC – Innofishion:
Marieke Maas, Kai Carbaat, Hein Heuver, Kenneth Ma, Femke Duijvestijn
The world of IT is changing and transforming rapidly, and therefore the need to create sustainable solutions is becoming more essential each day. This combined with the situation of ocean preservation brings you to Fishion; which will be the largest sea aquarium in the world.
We at Dell EMC will use the access heat from a data center to heat this aquarium, while offering the research world high performance computing power as a Service. We believe that with your vote we will make a difference for research in developing countries!
Team ERIKS – SustainoSafety:
Maarten Mackaaij, Robbert Visser, Suzanne Quax, Koen Hartsink, Philip Brasser, Remko van Luik
We as ERIKS want employees to leave production facilities in a better condition as when they arrived. To improve the wellbeing and ultimately the quality of life of workers in emerging countries, ERIKS creates a safety culture at production facilities through partnerships, safety know-how, innovations and products.
The innovation we want to add to the safety culture is a serious gaming application focused on safety, which is developed by our Partner Malmberg/TNO.
Team ING – Tinvest:
Tom Bettelheim, Tim van Pelt, Sofya Shuster, Matthijs Versteeg, Wander Vlak
We believe that we, as ING, have the international network, the corporate clients that underpin the importance to change the world for the better. There are two different target groups in the world that both have a need that is not served by the financial industry. On the one hand, entrepreneurs and SME’s in developing countries might reach a phase in their development where they are considered to be part of the ‘missing middle’; this group would like to grow further, but is not having the financial means to do so and traditional financial solutions consider them to small. At the same time, western young people – the so-called ‘millenials’ – often have some access money, but their savings account does not yield enough for them. Tinvest brings these two groups together, by providing a “gamified” and social mobile micro-financing / crowd funding platform, in which Western retail customers can invest small amounts of money in a fun, interactive and social way. Via our partner Enactus we will be able to select projects in developing countries that have a sustainable impact on their environment, in order to help them further in their development.
Team Philips – Cervical Cancer Screening:
Bart-Jan ter Haar, Nadine Kooiker, Bram Vandewall, Vinny Tumelaire, Stephan Potgieter
Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths among women in Africa. Still, it is a highly preventable disease if detected early on. With a revolutionizing app we can offer low-cost, easy-to-use screening for this disease in low resource settings. Together with PharmAccess we will introduce this solution in Kenya. Using their highly successful M-tiba mobile health platform we can reach thousands of women at risk to provide preventive screening and further treatment if necessary.
Pieter Vogels, Ciska van den Berg, Marlies de Kock, Roel van de Ven
Team Rabobank enables dairy farmers and processors in Kenya to increase and improve their milk production. Team Rabobank provides access to finance for smallholders with a value chain finance scheme. By GPS-tracking cows and taking them as collateral we create more transparency and security in the chain resulting in less risk for the bank. Our partner Bles Dairies will support farmers with training and advice to grow their production. Moreover team Rabobank creates more applications, such as registering vaccinations, weight and feed intake.