Our current projects
How can a company succeed in a society that fails? Companies and society are interdependent and inseparably interlinked. We believe it is all about winning with society; shared value together as a collective goal.
Organizations and their leaders can make a real difference; with practical knowledge, tools, strategic change processes and new measurement methods. And development of leadership. Because that is where it starts; with sustainable leadership.
Sustainable business models
Four-year PhD research in collaboration with Erasmus University RSM, NWO (Dutch Scientific Research institute), het Groene Brein, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Stichting Phusis and TNO.
Applied research with organizations
Applied research in collaboration with organizations starting with relevant cases and actual challenges. Often in collaboration with students in their Master's Thesis phase. Recent research took place at Rabobank, with account managers and their customers to develop of sustainable business plans and innovation. With Enviu towards the needs of investors in Impact Investing in order to help social enterprises with a better match and higher effectiveness and we did action research on different kinds of sustainable business models with TNO, Unilever, DSM and Inascho.
Marian Wright Edelman
'In trying to make a big difference, don’t ignore the small daily differences we can make.'
Education modules for students
The development of education modules for students in the field of sustainability, personal sustainable leadership, impact measurement, change processes and strategy development. Often In partnership with universities, organizations, municipalities, NGO's and education innovators.
Young Leadership for Social Impact
The development of education- and social impact programs together with young entrepreneurs in developing countries. In places where sustainable business has high potential and impact. For example in Nepal and Bhutan. Always in collaboration with local partners that have the needed expertise, knowledge and networks.
Societal Leadership in Business programs
Research on and development of sustainable leadership and translation into educational programs where societal challenges in conjunction with organizations are the focus point. Current social issues we work with are; human wellbeing, food safety, fresh water scarcity, sustainable consumption and production. Leaders learn how to create social impact whilst creating value for their organizations, employees and customers. This kind of leadership starts with reflection on and questioning your own mindsets, worldviews and desired output. Reflective practices, context awareness, transformational and social change are an important part.
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.'
Empowering young women Nepal
In cooperation with Namaste Foundation and Mountain Child Care we dvelop a program specifically for young women, often single mothers in Nepal. They will be supported in exploring their passion and talents, what is needed to develop these and how find a related job or start their own business. They receive education, personal development training, mentoring and, if necessary, micro-credit. Goal is to be able to live an independent and purposeful life.
Young women in Bhutan
A greater voice for women in the land they live in, effective education along with skills training will decrease the gender gap concerns in Bhutan (Worldbank 2013). Bhutan has undergone a major socio-economic transformation over the past few decades. Yet despite the progress, a few deep-rooted cultural restrictions have not allowed women to bridge the gap and help Bhutan achieve gender equality. Especially girls should be encouraged and supported to complete secondary and tertiary education and provided access to vocational and life-skills training tailored for women which could provide them better quality jobs.
'We make a living out of what we get; we make a life out of what we give.'
Societal Leadership dialogues
Since its founding Flow Impact Fund has been organizing a big yearly event where science, business and public domain enter into dialogue with one another about social challenges. Challenges that demand leadership and working together. Always with urgent and relevant topics and inspiring speakers and role models.
Publications and books
Economic science needs a fundamental reconsideration. Why did so few economists foreseen the crisis? The climate crisis and the shortage of natural resources create more urgent questions: is our economic model, focusing on growth, consumption and competition, well equipped to deal with the major societal and environmental challenges? Sander Tideman describes the root causes of the crisis, then changes the way we think about our economie.