As we dive deeper into the understanding of the impact philosophy, the one crucial part that must be discussed with special attention is impact founders. Being the faces of their business they not only bear the responsibility of carrying out successful operations, but also making sure the entire process lays in line with the ideology of creating a positive social impact. A fair amount of startups is, of course, launched and kept afloat because of the strong passion and determination of its founders. However, when speaking on the subject of impact, one more key aspect comes into play and that is the drive to make a positive change. Needless to say that most of the businesses are started from an exceptionally strong wish to make a difference, to create something new or to simply feel in the existing need within a market. The impact founders often bring their values to the mix, increasing the drive for success as it comes from the strong need for value fulfillment.
“Topics like sustainability and making an impact have been emphasized by governments and startup scenes in the Nordics since the inception of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More than ever, now is an opportune time to build businesses that matter, says Helsinki-based startup enthusiast, Kimberly Oguilve.”
“Impact-driven entrepreneurs play an integral role in driving this change as they establish successful companies that earn profits and provide solutions that make the world a better place” ~ Klavs Hjort, head of Growth & Impact at Danske Bank