PYM Belgium Impact Investing Day

Thursday 17 March 2022, 14:00-21:00 CET

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Become part of the growing movement of impact investing 

Thursday 17 March 2022, 14:00 - 21:00 CET 

Club University Foundation
Rue d’Egmont/ Egmontstraat 11, 1000 Brussels

UPDATE 13 January 2022

Unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our PYM Belgium Impact Investing Day. It looks like the protective measures against the spread of Covid, including the ban on indoor conferences, will be extended and we don’t want to take any chances. 

The new date will be Thursday 17 March 2022. 

Hosted by the Ambassadors of Impact Investing in Belgium, this PYM Impact Day provides a safe space for Belgian wealth owners who wish to make impact, connect with each other, learn more about the spectrum of impact investing, and get inspired by listening to personal stories.

Furthermore, hearing some concrete examples of innovative business solutions helping people and the planet, while making a profit, will leave you curious to discover more.

Welcoming both new and experienced Belgian impact investors. Professionals are also welcome when they bring at least two Belgian wealth owners with them.
We are looking forward to making impact together!

Tickets are € 175,- p.p. For more information, please contact Laura Koenders, PYM's Community Manager, at

Organised by:

Belgian Impact Investing Ambassadors Piet Colruyt, François de Borchgrave, Loïc De Cannière, Anthony De Ceulaer, Sam Desimpel, Marc Flammang, Annuska Hendrix, Sofie-Anne Heyse, Thibaut Meurice, Els Thermote and Wouter Vandersypen

PYM Founders Edwin Backes, Veerle Berbers, Frank van Beuningen, Marijke van Bodengraven and Myleen Verstraete

The program

14:00 Registration & coffee

14:30 Welcome by PYM board members Myleen Verstraete & Edwin Backes

14:45 Impact entrepreneurs 
Four Belgian entrepreneurs share how they started their social/environmental enterprise, how it was financed, and the impact they have made so far.

Karen Boers
Serial entrepreneur,ex CEO BeCode
Steven de Laet
Niki de Schryver
Thomas Poelmans
Founder & MD
NAMé recycling

15:30 Theoretical framework of impact investing
What is sustainable and impact investing, and how are they different? What are the options for us as impact investors? And what does the ecosystem look like? 

Alex Houtart
Lecturer Innovative and Sustainable Finance ICHEC

Before the break, Tessel van der Lugt and Ramon Knaap of Paper / on the Rocks will say a few words.

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 My personal journey towards Impact Investing
Private wealth holders share what inspired them to invest in impact, how they got started, what they have achieved so far, and their personal advice for you.

Charles-Antoine Janssen

Els Thermote

Sam Desimpel

17:30 Cocktail

18:30 Dinner
A three-course, meatless, seated dinner together with the speakers. During the dinner Frédéric de Mévius will share his recent personal impact investing journey.

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