Dear Citizenfund supporter,
As usual, here is the latest news from your (still) favourite investment fund. (yes yes!)
🕺 2 new cooperators have joined us by investing in the Citizenfund. Welcome!
👨🏫 We also organised 2 selection committees. We’ll tell you a bit more in the fall.
🎂 We are preparing a great party to celebrate Citizenfund’s 5th anniversary! We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve set a date.
That’s it… for August!
🌱 News of our participations
🚴 BX1 dedicates an article to Sibelga workers who trade in their vans for cargo bikes… trained by urbike!
📖 Wilfried is looking for office furnitures. Yes, we told them about Relieve Furniture 😉
🤝 The Municipality of Lebbeke joins the Give a Day platform for the next 4 years.
🎞️The Kinograph team (which has temporarily closed its doors in Ixelles) is taking over the programming of the Flagey cinema (now called Cineflagey) together with Cinematek. They will accept the Cineville pass!
🚚 Happy Hours Market is implementing a new logistics system and is now able to work with more suppliers and associations. What does this mean for consumers? All their Brussels collection points are now open from Monday to Saturday without exception!
💄 Slow-Cosmétique (Waio) unfortunately had to close their order book for a few days after their logistics provider failed them. They will start selling again at full speed in the autumn.
🏦 NewB offers you to discover their products in an interactive way thanks to their series of NewB’naires.
🧱 For its small, quick deliveries, BC Materials uses its cargo bike. The one they invested in as a result of the Cairgo Bike Project, led by… urbike! Yes, the same initiative as the Sibelga workers.
💰 Incofin takes a spot in Trends Tendances to talk about its impact investments.
🥜 Bulkbar welcomes its second employee, Josefien, who will develop the activities in Flanders.
🏡 Work begins at Novacitis ! La Menuiserie is gradually taking shape.
🐴 Hyppy launches its guided tours with 5 different routes that will help you discover the history of Brussels to the sound of horses.
🪑 Relieve Furniture has just signed partnerships with Befimmo, Volkswagen International Finance N.V. and Nestlé and therefore has plenty of office furniture looking for a second life.
🏕️ EVAZION is already expanding its geographical area and is looking for new locations in Normandy. Also on the agenda: Portugal and southern Belgium with Luxembourg.
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🤓 Some interesting information
- 3 articles on the role of business in the transition (in French) : “Les entreprises sont désormais le principal vecteur d’action pour le climat” (François Gemenne), “La mission d’une entreprise va bien au-delà du profit” (Marek Hudon) and “Nous avons un besoin urgent de start-ups durables” (Marek Hudon as well).
- Bruno Colmant’s “shock” white paper “Le capitalisme néolibéral n’est plus compatible avec le défi climatique” and his numerous reactions (L’Echo, and l’Echo).
- Lita.co and Ideeo hire.
- A new impact fund is launched (SI³ Fund). Endowment: €10m (to start)! If you also want to invest in an impact fund, but you don’t have the traditional amounts required (from 250k€), you can always invest with us for 1000x (!) less: our shares are at 250 €.
See you soon,
The Citizenfund team