FUTURE-PROOFinc. was founded early 2012 in Amsterdam by Edwin Janssen. FUTURE-PROOFinc. is a social enterprise – for profit, but with a purpose of creating societal and ecological value. We integrate innovation, strategy and sustainability applying a deep understanding of business context. The sustainability wave and other exponentials are disrupting entire sectors and you either understand how to spot the waves and ride them, or not. FUTURE-PROOFinc. is recognized for our understanding to creatively strengthen and innovate all aspects of a business, in a profitable way. Scientifically robust, business proven ‘full sustainability’ knowledge, methods and examples are the basis to create unique solutions.
As a network organisation FUTURE-PROOFinc. is part of several strong networks giving access to in-depth multi-disciplinary expertise and flexibility to adapt to clients’ and partners needs. Together, or stand alone, we deliver various products and services summarised as strategic sustainable innovation and development. We only work with individuals and businesses that have the intent to change for the better and are looking for ways to accelerate innovation while improving (triple) bottom line results.
Partnerships and networks
International think-tank and non-profit NGO The Natural Step (TNS) Network with access to the thousands of businesses, communities and individuals in the global network of practitioners that have gained experience with the approach over the past 27 years. FUTURE-PROOFinc. founder Edwin Janssen M.Sc., BA is Director and Advisor at TNS Germany, associate advisor in TNS Portugal, TNS The Netherlands and Advisory board member of TNS Finland. FUTURE-PROOFinc. has directly collaborated in varying scales with TNS offices and associates in Brazil, Canada, China, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
As of January 2017 most of our work is co-delivered with and through Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH., with its International headquarters in Munich, Germany. Since 2014, FUTURE-PROOFinc. has had a close partnership with Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH., which is an International platform for organisational developers with strong competences in Leadership, Business and Enterprise Development. SGA was chosen as the German representative of The Natural Step (Q2 2016) and is a certified B-Corp (Q1 2016).
We have close ties to a number of global thought leaders, academics, universities and research institutes, including the well-recognised faculty for Strategic Sustainable Development at the Blekinge Institute of technology (BTH) in Sweden and their partner institutes. Therefore, we are up to date on the latest academic deepening and broadening of the method(s), their applications, tools, methods and other forms of support.
FUTURE-PROOFinc. is member of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA-NL). We deliver the sustainability module for the New Product Development Professional course (NPDP) as delivered by the Dutch STEM (Industrial Marketing Centre). This is currently the only globally recognised certificate for New Product Development/ structured innovation professionals.
FUTURE-PROOFinc. is an active member of the VBDO since 2016 and contributes to dialogues with the largest Dutch listed companies during their Annual General Meeting (AGM). At these AGMs the VBDO asks questions regarding different ESG-themes (Environmental, Social, Governance) and global trends in the field of sustainable development. We contribute directly in the preparations and actual visits of the ‘Industries’ companies, which include chemicals, coatings, food supplements and oil & gas. VBDO has strong connections with its sister organisation Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum).
As of 2016 FUTURE-PROOFinc. is the Dutch licensee of the Sustainability Compass, a playful app to Think smarter and act smarter. A Dutch language version of the app is expected to go live Q1 2017. You can already download English, Portuguese and German versions for iPhone and Google phones.
Interested to get to know us and how we could potentially help you?
Let’s meet to discuss your situation and how our approach could be of benefit for you. We will ensure your time is well spent! Your situation, wishes and challenges will lead to a customised form of cooperation in which FUTURE-PROOFinc. can support you in reaching your goals and ambitions.
Our office moved New Year, our new address as of the first week of 2017 will be:
KIT – ImpactHUB
1092 AD Amsterdam
ConsultEd and FUTURE-PROOFinc. are registered with the chamber of commerce in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 34270773. VAT nr.:181822805B01. As of 1 January 2017 activities will continue under ConsultEd BV, registered with the chamber of commerce in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 67422950. VAT nr.:NL856981540B01