Would you prefer having a social or an environmental impact on the world?
Well, do you know it’s possible to achieve both?!
In this episode, I have the chance to talk to Wietse Van Der Werf, CEO and founder of Sea Ranger Service.
Sea Ranger Service is a social enterprise with a mission to restore 1 million hectares of ocean biodiversity by 2040, whilst training 20,000 young people towards a maritime career.
When the common advice for entrepreneurs is to focus on one product only, Wietse developed successfully three products / services with his social enterprise: from marine research services to offering a bootcamp to train people for a new career, and also the construction and design of a new ship certified in the industry with a zero-emission specification.
For this episode, Wietse prepared a list of very hands-on tips about
how to create a company with a social & environmental impact
Among others, we covered these topics:
How to resist the core focus trap and develop 3 successful products at once
Legal: how to structure a social enterprise: mixing for-profit and non-profit companies
How to combine impact and money
How to educate your market
How to not be afraid of governments
How to have a combined sustainable and social impact
How to use Asana as project management tool to increase team productivity
How they developed a franchise model with IKEA to scale their conversation efforts in new countries
Are you ready? Then listen to it with the link below!