Author: NewForesight presents evaluation of social entrepreneurship program StichtingDOEN
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NewForesight recently completed a project on social entrepreneurship with the Dutch foundation, StichtingDOEN. The foundation’s principal mission is to support a green, socially inclusive and creative society. It is a major innovative fund that supports social entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, with eight years […]

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Author: NewForesight attends Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum in Geneva
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Senior consultant Joost Gorter attended the first edition of the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum in Geneva the first weekend of October, hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC). NewForesight previously worked on an assignment with ITC to create transparency in sustainability […]

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Author: CEO Lucas Simons delivers inspiring presentation at Springtij
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The fifth edition of Springtij was held the last weekend of September 2014. The forum that focuses on sustainability took place in a special setting, on the island of Terschelling in the north of The Netherlands. Amidst the dunes and surrounded by the […]

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Author: NewForesight contributes to Dutch Food Security policy paper
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This October, the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs are sending a report on food and nutrition to the Dutch Parliament, in order to contribute to the Dutch Food Security policy. With the help of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, […]

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Author: NewForesight commits to cross-sector partnership to contribute to post-2015 global development
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The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015. Global discussions are taking place at the United Nations General Assembly to determine the new goals to guide future sustainable development. To contribute to this process, in the Netherlands, companies and civil society […]

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Author: NewForesight and SCOPEinsight give lecture on enhancing access to finance for smallholders in emerging countries at WUR
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Last Monday September 23rd, Jem Kipgen, Portal & Operations Officer at SCOPEinsight, and Bart Vollaard, consultant at NewForesight, lectured on ‘’How to rate credit worthiness and enhance access to credit of producer organizations’’ at Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR). The lecture and […]

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Author: CEO Lucas Simons presents thoughts on Food Security at World Economic Forum in China
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NewForesight CEO Lucas Simons attended a summit of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin from September 10-12, with the theme “Creating Value through Innovation.” More than 1,900 participants, ranging from major multinational, governments, media, academia and civil society, and representing 90 countries, gathered […]

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Author: Cicular Economy Lab: measuring circular procurement
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The added value of circular procurement is clear. The benefits include lower costs, more efficient supply chain management, reduced waste management, less price fluctuations and a better corporate image by contributing to the preservation of scarce resources and a future-proof economy. But how […]

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Author: Global cocoa companies announce cooperative sustainability strategy
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Senior executives from 12 of the world’s largest chocolate and cocoa companies signed a joint agreement with the governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire as part of an unprecedented strategy to accelerate actions to make cocoa farming sustainable. The plan, announced as CocoaAction, […]

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Author: Circular Procurement: First working group meeting
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In May NewForesight presented a concise definition, possible criteria for implementing circular procurement and ways to measure its impact to the working group Circular Procurement Utrecht. Procurement officers from the municipalities of Amersfoort, Utrecht and Woerden and the province of Utrecht were given orientations […]

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