Participating Companies 2022
Organisations from all over the world acknowledge the importance of the Challenge as an integral tool to educate their young professionals on leadership, sustainability, and impact.
As a Participating Company, you enter a high-quality development programme, set up in a unique format. You get access to ideas, new partners, innovative thinking and an entryway to a global leadership network among businesses, scientific institutions and governments. We provide future leaders with the knowledge, tools and confidence to implement positive change, with tangible impact and real added value.
Below a complete overview of companies participating in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2022.
ABN AMRO serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally.
ABN AMRO uses digital services and data to get closer to its clients, so that it can be there for them at key moments in their lives. The overarching goal is to accelerate the sustainability shift, making sustainability an integral part of our business.
ABN AMRO offers its clients specific expertise in sustainability and is embedding sustainability in its products and services. To help combat climate change and promote the energy transition, it supports clients in greening their real estate. ABN AMRO shares expertise and supports businesses that are looking to go circular. Its social impact activities, meanwhile, centre on financial resilience, financial inclusion and equal opportunities for the vulnerable in society.
Barilla is an international food company specialized in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia.
Since 140 years Barilla is passionate about pasta, from the field to the table, and it is committed to bring people the best experiences: high quality and great tasty moments, preserving our planet. Barilla is a family-held food company that has a deep respect for commitment to sustainable sourcing and people’s wellbeing by getting them together around the joy of tasty and wholesome food.
Their desire to feed the future has influenced their strife for the constant improvement of the nutritional profile of existing products and to launch new ones that combine excellent flavour with safety and that contribute to a balanced diet. They believe that what makes their products good is also the care and attention they put everyday on improving and innovating their processes to reduce their impact on the planet.
For this reason, they constantly work to improve the efficiency of the production processes, reducing the environmental impact in terms of CO2eq emissions and water consumption, and to promote farming and livestock breeding practices with a lower impact for all their supply chains.
Cireco Finland Ltd is a new kind of developer and builder for the circular economy. They create efficient and high-quality regional development and infrastructure projects that are based on producing zero emissions, clean materials, and resource-conserving design in accordance with the principles of circular economy.
Cireco Finland Oy is a new kind of developer and builder for the circular economy. Their services revolve around construction, consultation and project management. They produce cost-efficient civil engineering services for their clients, and longstanding partnerships are at the heart of their high-quality project management. Their all-inclusive service pays very close attention to the environmental impact and how to measure it.
There is a growing demand for circular economy solutions on the market and in achieving EU, national, and regional climate goals. Cireco wants to include the principles of the circular economy in ever more regional development projects, for example through more efficient allocation of resources, purity and non-toxicity of construction products, as well as reuse and longevity through design.
Cireco Finland implements the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Built Positive framework. Built Positive’s goal is to improve the quality and value of products and materials created under the principles of circular economy. Built Positive aims to reduce the use of virgin and non-renewable raw materials and the production of waste products, while improving health and wellbeing, providing added value to users and owners alike.
Cireco Finland – Let’s take care of tomorrow!
Equans is a global energy and services company, committed to providing low-carbon power renewable energy.
Equans is a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy; global networks and customer solutions.
Driven by its ambition to contribute to harmonious progress, Equans takes up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy for all, or mobility, and offer their residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests.
Ferrero is amongst the market leaders of the confectionery sector and the fourth worldwide Group in the chocolate confectionery market.
Ferrero was founded in 1946 in Alba, a small town in the north of Italy. Nowadays, the family business evolved into a multinational company and is among the market leaders in the food industry. With a turnover of 10.7 billion Euro in 2018, the Ferrero Group has grown into one of the largest chocolate producers and confectioners in the world.
At Ferrero, sustainability is part of the identity. Corporate social responsibility always stood as a priority. Ferrero’s corporate social responsibility strategy “sharing values to create value” affects many different stages of its supply chain, from caring for people to its strong commitment to sustainable farming practices.
FrieslandCampina is a Dutch multinational dairy cooperative which is based in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
FrieslandCampina has a long history and exists in a cooperative tradition. They believe that cooperative cannot thrive with a focus on the short term. That is why they are future focused. Everything they do is guided by their purpose: nourishing by nature.
Milk is the foundation of everything they do at FrieslandCampina. Their milk is produced at 11,476 dairy farms owned of their member dairy farmers. At their numerous production locations, they also use milk to make other tasty and responsible dairy products such as yoghurt and butter.
Gasunie is a leading European energy infrastructure company whose core activities are gas transport and gas storage.
Gasunie manages and maintains the infrastructure for large-scale transport and storage of gas in the Netherlands and the northern part of Germany. Safety, reliability, sustainability and cost-effectiveness are central in everything we do. The company was founded in 1963, four years after the discovery of natural gas in the northern Dutch province of Groningen.
They are a public limited company under Dutch law and fully owned by the State of the Netherlands. Gasunie has two subsidiaries that manage the gas transport network: Gasunie Deutschland in Germany, and Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) in the Netherlands.They believe in a sustainable future with a balanced energy mix and a lasting role for diversified gas.
Gruppo Mondadori is one of Europe’s top publishing companies with more than 100 years of history.
Committed to becoming more sustainable in the areas of printing and publishing. Gruppo Mondadori constantly sets new goals to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to society.
Since its inception, in 1907, the Mondadori Group has striven to be a sustainable media company through reconciling traditional values and innovation. It has been providing readers with numerous opportunities for growth, entertainment and enrichment, supporting the sustainable development of communities, all while developing the company into an inclusive and diverse business. Gruppo Mondadori’s combined love for culture, quality publishing, and laws of the market turn it into an agent of change within society.
From a single brewery 150 years ago, Heineken has grown into the number one brewer in Europe and the most international brewer in the world.
Joining together with Heineken Mexico.
From a single brewery in Amsterdam 150 years ago, Heineken has grown into the number one brewer in Europe and the most international brewer in the world. The brand has become a staple for bars, restaurants, and stores globally. Beyond beer, Heineken also sets out to make a positive impact in the markets it operate and has incorporated sustainability into the business strategy.
Heineken’s sustainable development strategy, Brewing a Better World, looks at improving each of its activities, from sourcing, producing, marketing and selling the products, all the way to how they are consumed, and how the waste can be reused and recycled. For example, one of Heineken’s sustainability focus areas is reducing CO₂ emissions across the value chain, so its target is to grow the renewable energy usage to 70% by 2030.
The Ministry is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.
Broadly speaking, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management consists of three sections: policy, implementation and inspection. In addition, the ministry has several support agencies to ensure that the top political and civil service layers as well as the employees are able to perform their work.
New Economy develops research-based regenerative solutions and programmes for businesses aiming to create sustainable growth.
Philips is committed to supporting sustainability in the areas of healthcare and technological innovation.
Sustainability is at the core of Philip’s vision. For instance, its ‘Healthy people, sustainable planet’ programme focuses on access to care, circular economy, and climate action. This reflects Philip’s devotion to a better future. Furthermore, its ambitious goal of improving the lives of three billion people by the year 2030 demonstrates their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals:
- SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Pon is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Netherlands, and is involved in mobility products, services, and solutions globally.
Pon is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Netherlands and a leading global company with over 14,000 employees in 31 countries. They operate with over 80 companies in four different business clusters: Automotive, Bike, Equipment & Power Systems and Industrial Mobility.
Pon considers how their actions impact People, Society and the Environment, in everything they do. As a global player, Pon has remained true to its family roots. As a family business, they understand the value of longstanding relationships, with their customers, as well as with their employees and business partners. Together with their brands, Pon sponsors individual sports talent, teams and associations as well as community initiatives.
Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Rabobank is active in 40 countries worldwide and serves approximately 10 million customers. As a socially responsible bank, they are committed to contributing to welfare and prosperity and to solving the global food issue. Rabobank also has a longstanding commitment to operating as sustainably as possible – they have been operating 100% climate neutral since 2007.
Rabobank’s spearheads for sustainable development to 2020:
Supporting retail and business clients to achieve greater sustainability
Accelerating the sustainable development of agriculture and the food supply
Strengthening local communities
Steward Redqueen is a specialised consultancy firm that works across the globe advising organisations on impact and sustainability.
Steward Red Queen see it as their mission to make business work for society. They do so by advising organisations on impact and sustainability. Their name combines two elements they feel determine the future viability of private businesses and public organisations: stewardship and the Red Queen principle.
They assist in the development of clear and practical sustainability and impact strategies, by performing tailored research to solve complex problems in the fields of sustainability and impact, combining quantitative and qualitative analysis.