Flow Impact Fund has initiated and executed projects since 1999. The initial focus was on projects in Tibet, China, Mongolia and Bhutan in the field of education, health care, environmental protection and entrepreneurship. Later, we added projects in the Netherlands to raise awareness and develop knowledge for sustainable entrepreneurship and leadership. We organized symposia, seminars, workshops and published books and articles.
Publication: Business as an Instrument for Societal Change
Business as an instrument for Societal change, in Conversation with the Dalai Lama is the result of two decades of research and dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other leaders in business, government, science and education.
Author Sander Tideman presents a practical framework and methodology to develop a new kind of leadership: societal leadership in business, which is fit to tackle escalating social, economic and environmental needs and repurpose the business world.
"All business leaders should read this book, as wisdom is the most important leadership character trait that we all need and has been for most of us a serious missing link in our development. This book is not only a great gift but also a great responsibility, for — as this book shows — change is possible."
Tex Gunning, CEO, TNT Express
" The book’s key message is clear: if we truly want to create a more sustainable economy and compassionate society, we should learn to employ new mindsets and concepts."
Anders Ferguson, Founding Principal, Veris Wealth Partners
Our projects and partners
Since 1999 Flow Impact Fund (formerly The Bridge Fund) has provided support to communities in Tibet and the Himalayas. In 2015 we started to support research and education for sustainable entrepreneurship and leadership of organizations.
Karuna-Shechen is founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000. The foundation provides healthcare, education, and social services for people in underdeveloped areas in Nepal. On September 29, 2016 Matthieu Ricard shared his knowledge at a fundraising evening of FIF in Holland. FIF supported the work of Karuna-Shechen in Nepal.
Visit the Karuna-Shechen website for more information.
Mountain Child Care
Mountain Child Care assists Nepali orphans and youngsters that have been living on the street to get in touch with their deepest motivations. Through finding their deepest inner drivers they will be able to set their own direction. This guidance allows them to participate in society confidently and proactively. Mountain Child Care supports these children with coaching and education.
Visit the Mountain Child Care website for more information.
Sumchog Kersbergen Foundation
This humanitarian foundation was established when Sumchog was 15 years old. In December 2005 she travelled, together with her sister from the USA and her Dutch mother, back to Nepal to support her ill father and sister. Since 7 years she is supporting children in her native region Dolpo, with education. The goal of the foundation is: "Helping for Self Supporting '. FIF works together with Sumchog to meet the most urgent needs of the children in Dolpo.