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27 May 2019

Debate Pakhuis de Zwijger

Child aid organization Net4kids is organizing the debate with Pakhuis de Zwijger "Next generation development aid: Entrepreneurs turn." A discussion evening to examine the role and responsibility of the business Netherlands in the field of development aid.

From thinking big to acting small and what this can bring about there and in business here. To visualize the impact of Net4kids and the support from the business community, presenter Dolores Leeuwin - known from the Klokhuis - traveled to Kenya to visit the Watoto Wema project. A report on what effective and effective development aid can bring about. The images can be seen for the first time during the discussion evening on 5 June in Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The social role from the business community

Research by MVO Nederland shows that eight out of ten companies think they have a social responsibility. At the same time, entrepreneurs indicate that they see insufficient opportunities in daily practice to do something about this. Business goals and running a business take a long time and often leave little room for elaborating a qualitative social contribution. And it is precisely the contribution of entrepreneurs that is so important, according to Loek van den Boog, founder of Net4kids: “Without the active role of business, the social differences in the world will continue to exist or even grow. The business community has the tools to make a difference. ” Net4kids is a Dutch non-profit that is committed to the future of underprivileged children in developing countries by connecting companies in the Netherlands with appropriate, concrete initiatives in the world. By deploying the business community, new money & knowledge flows are initiated, which increases the impact of the aid.

Net4kids makes a statement about the role of business

What can you expect on June 5? An evening to stimulate the debate about the role of business in development aid and in this way to involve, motivate more entrepreneurs, but above all to inspire them to look at development aid in a different way and to shape their own role in it. Moderator Dolores Leeuwin talks to various entrepreneurs who make social impact, set up their own CSR strategy and involve their employees in achieving social goals. She also speaks with Lonneke Roza - a researcher at Erasmus University and an expert in the field of corporate philanthropy and of course with the public. The target? Let the public experience that it is up to business. Curious how you can make a difference? Be there!

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