Dear Citizenfund supporter,
We wish you a happy holiday season and hope you enjoyed it🎄
This December, we closed our communication campaign. We are very happy to announce that 25 new cooperators joined us, and invested an additional €28,500! 12 of them came through word of mouth! THANK YOU for relaying our message and welcome to everyone 🤗
Of course, it is still possible to take shares in the fund.
🎙️ For the 2nd time in 2 months, we participated in a podcast ! Listen to Alain talk about our fund with Stéphanie Fellen in Business Impact.
We are also mentioned in the Sustainababbels podcast .
💡️ ️ News from funded companies
🏆 3 of our funded companies are winners of the BeCircular 2021 programme: BC Materials, Bulkbar and Yuman!
🚴 This year again, urbike delivered your gifts and Christmas trees by bike in the capital!
🥕 Incredible Company, which had put its activities on hold during the covid, is relaunching its activities. Are you looking for a meaningful team building experience? They have the solution! They are also launching a call for projects.
📖 Wilfried is challenging himself to double his subscribers before 31/12. You will also receive their magnificent special edition “Mémoires vives”. You can also find François Brabant, editor-in-chief, on Vedia and RTBF.
🤝 Give a Day closes its 2021 year with 61,423 volunteers and 5,211 organisations on its platform.
🎞️ The Kinograph of CinéCité is one of the cinemas that have decided to stay open despite the Codeco measures. They are waiting for you in Ixelles.
🚚 Happy Hours Market starts a collaboration with the NGO SAFE- Safe Food Advocacy Europe
🏦 NewB launched its first positive advertisement with the help of Give Action and RTBF. 1,000m² of nature reserves were created with Natagoria.
🧱 A Brussels jury awarded BC Architects (the parent company of BC Materials) for its bold hybrid practice, breakthroughs in the production and reuse of local materials and circular construction techniques.
💰 Incofin (cvso) is described by L’Echo as an absolute pioneer in microfinance in Belgium. Incofin Investment Manager was awarded Belgian Asset Management Company of the Year by Global Banking & Finance Review.
🌳 Sonian Wood Coop gets an article in the newspaper Metro.
🩲 Entusia was broadcast on RTBF’s Tendance Première (at 44’30”).
🏡 Novacitis was awarded the prize of the Actors of the Ecological and Food Transition of the Province of Liege.
👗 Following the last Codeco, Coucou took the heavy decision to close its showroom in January and February.
🚜 Ma Ferme is selling its first jams (of quince). They are available at the Magasin Autrement in Enghien.
🐴 Germinal and Goliath from Hyppy participated in the clean-up of Anderlecht on 4 December.
♻️ Yuman closed its fundraising on Lita.co with €310,000 raised and appears in an article in Bruzz.
By investing in Citizenfund, you are supporting companies like these!
💡 Some interesting links
- Are ESG investments really sustainable? Not if you believe Bloomberg and their recent report… Rest assured, we go further than ESG: we are impact financing !
- Call for proposals: Impact Shakers is looking for young social entrepreneurs for their incubation programme Beating the Odds.
- Today, 25 Belgian companies hold the B Corp certification, which attests to “sustainable behaviour”. We hope to join this ranking in the coming months.
See you next year 😉
The Citizenfund team