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Our community consists of many individuals and families who all have one thing in common: they want to make their money work for a better world, to make investments in alignment with their values. Read the stories about their impact journey.

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The experience of a NextGenner at the Impact Days

After two incredibly inspiring days, Emma Schootstra came home full of ideas, motivation and urgency.  These are her six main "take-aways" : 

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Money is a means, not an end

André Annicq is a long-standing member of PYM and has been Chairman of Pymwymic’s Investment Committee since 2017. He has headed several companies and is currently leading FluiTec, a disruptor in the emerging CleanTech space.

Shaping the economy with our everyday behaviour

Alexandra is the content curator for PYM’s Impact Days and Women’s Wealth Matters. An active member of the impact community, she is passionate about enabling systems change towards a regenerative, impact economy. 

Fuel for change at every scale

Willemijn is a Dutch impact investor, strongly focused on Africa. She has worked in healthcare & wellness throughout her career, aiming to improve people’s well-being

Just begin and let it be a journey

After Jolanda brought one of the first online travel companies to great success, she decided to put all her know-how into the world of impact investing; looking for investments where she could really make a difference.

The responsibility to do something

Together with his wife Astrid Guus started researching philanthropy first, but it did not feel like the answer to their situation. And then impact investing was brought to their attention

Interview Financial Focus (ABN AMRO)

Sustainable investing and direct investing in innovative impactful companies is becoming more important. See this interview with PYM in Financial Focus.

Using financial assets differently

Rense Bos, author of "Zie Impact," sat down with PYM'ers Frank van Beuningen and Alexandra Korijn to discuss using your financial assets differently.

Start with your end goal in mind

After working as the CEO of the Americas division of her family business for 16 years. Else returned home to Belgium, to start a family office for impact investing.

Impact Investor Podcast

One of our founders, Frank van Beuningen, spoke with the Impact Investor Podcast about starting the Impact Investing movement in the Netherlands and how he sees its future.

Contribute to change

Maurits left a long career in banking to focus on impact. In 2017 he founded Blue Parasol Investments with his wife

Dear Earth

During PYM’s Impact Days, our perspective of ‘Mother Nature’ was challenged. We thought we’d further explore this through an interview with Earth. 

Journey of Change

After selling his company in 2015, Fernando embarked on a journey of change.  Together with his father he started a family office dedicated to impact investing, 

Belgium Impact Investing Day 2022

We're looking back at an incredibly inspiring first Impact Investing Day in Brussels on March 17.

Alone you go fast, together you go far

Liet started impact investing only 1 year ago, in the midst of the first lockdown, after attending PYM's Women's Wealth Matters event.

The total portfolio approach

Peter started engaging in philanthropy very early on in his career. After a while, however, he became aware that his ‘helping’ was not very effective.

In the news in Belgium

PYM's Belgian boardmember Myleen Verstraete spoke with van Lanschot BE, BNP Paribas Fortis & Marie-Claire about impact investing. (in Dutch)

Endless possibilities

Eva Yazhari built an impact investment fund impacting the lives of over 20 million low-income individuals through market-based solutions. 

Impact investing 'in hockey stick phase'

According to Edwin Backes impact investing may become mainstream within the next decade, as the next generation stands to inherit vast amounts of money. 

Selling his company for a better future

After selling his company, he started considering the environment around him. He met with Fernando and was introduced to PYM. 

When impact investing becomes a passion 

From food retail to a changemaker hub, Piet expands how he drives impact in all its forms.

Newsletter for Impact Investors

Maaike explains how journalism and impact investing go hand in hand.

Interview with a PYM board member

With the aim of accelarating the growth of impact investing in Belgium, Myleen explains how she is 100% decicated to make it the new norm. 

Co-creation of a book - The Inner Life of Money

What keeps people from putting their money behind their ideals?Lisette & Marilou will try to answer this question and ask for your participation by filling out the survey.

A World from Scratch x PYM

What could systems in the world look like in a more sustainable and equal way? Just start reimagining....


At the intersection of investing and donating

According to Frank van Beuningen, you need to do both, invest as well as give.                                        

More attention for the female investor

An analysis by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that 32% (over $70,000 billion) of the world's wealth is held by women.

The importance of Impact Investing is obvious, what’s next?

Corinne Heijn facilitates the Women’s Wealth Matters program, a dedicated space for female...

PYM is on a mission to grow the Benelux community of impact investors

There is a fundamental change in the investment world starting to happen that will alter financial...

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