Enviu is a company on a mission to instigate an inclusive economy by building social multinationals that address social and environmental issues and drive market development. Fascinated by the domain of impact investment, Ernst recently joined the Non-executive board of Enviu, with the view that innovation and entrepreneurship can tackle the key problems the world is facing.
“These kinds of impact-driven businesses have a longer-term focus and scope. At first, they can build on subsidies, grants, or foundation money but eventually, it’s all about traction to attract (like-minded) investors and reach the next level.
This might be the number of solar panels you’ve installed, the amount of water, plastic, or food saved, or the number of cold storage units set up. What is crucial is that impact enterprises have some measurement in place that shows the potential to reach scale.”– Ernst Hoestra