WE BELIEVE ALL BUSINESS IS HUMAN.

Great companies of the future are socially responsible, connect with their purpose and human values and striving for long term leadership and shared value creation for all.

Behold International aims to empower social entrepreneurship beyond borders. We do so by tailor made CSR consultancy and Social Venture Creation for our corporate, governmental and non-profit partners.

Since 2005 our passionate social entrepreneurial  teams based in Europe, Africa & South America have delivered projects in over 20 countries worldwide building a unique track record and successful valued partnerships.

OUR PROJECTS

“IT IS NOT THE STRONGEST SPECIES THAT SURVIVE BUT THE MOST ADAPTABLE.” – DARWIN

Being active in the field of CSR, Social Entrepreneurship and Employee Engagement since 1998 we have always been a frontrunner in the evolution constantly challenging and developing ourselves in (setting) the latest trends. We always had the overarching belief in fighting poverty with profit as the key for independency and sustainability. As pioneers searching for new paths we went from CSR adaptation to social partnerships, from social venture capital to social entrepreneurship.

We set up the first social venture house as incubator for social entrepreneurs, initiated the first private Impact Investment Fund in NL and we claimed the first “life changing” learning journeys in order to inspire and develop organizations on challenging assignments for NGOs. Currently we are in the front rows to drive impact measurement, meaningful business, social branding, employee engagement by talent & leadership development and still advocating for Trade instead of AID.

As mentioned CSR, Social Venture Creation and Leadership Development is far from a one-size-fits-all and that is always challenging us to come up with innovative solutions and approaches. Allow us to share our story by highlighting some of our projects. For more details on other projects, partnerships of our independent ventures and our local Behold offices in South Africa and South America we refer to their websites. Behold SARainbow Collection & The Experience Factory

OUR SOCIAL VENTURES

“THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT A BETTER FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT” – J. BLOM

It is our mission to empower social entrepreneurship beyond borders. We hope to become an umbrella organization in which social entrepreneurs get the opportunity to unleash their potential and setting up and managing their own social ventures.

With our offices, experience, resources, team and network we create an enabling environment optimizing their success rate and pace. Over the years we developed many projects and ventures, some successful some not.

But above all, it has been an inspiring journey and one thing is certain; entrepreneurship can only be learned by doing. We proudly present the current social ventures and our local offices in South Africa and South America which we co-founded and participate in. For more info we refer to their websites. Behold SARainbow Collection & The Experience Factory.

NEWS

12th of June 2017 interview Jop Blom on social entrepreneurship in Colombia by Wendele van der Wiele. (in Dutch).

October 2016 Reinoud Willemsen was in the local expert commission to describe the local Social Entrepreneurial Landscape in South Africa by the CSI edition of the Sunday times in South Africa

15th of January 2015 Jop Blom hosting an exclusive Meaningful Business Breakfast in Amsterdam

2017 interview Reinoud Willemsen on Impact Measurement in the CSI edition of the Sowetan in South Africa

3rd of November 2012 interview Jop Blom on social entrepreneurship in the economic section of the national news paper Het Parool (in Dutch)

20th of August 2007 front page interview Jop Blom on social entrepreneurship in the national newspaper De Pers in the Netherlands. (in Dutch)

VIDEO’S

#NepalHerbs Brand journey 2018

2017 Launch event Rainbow Collection Latam in cooperation with the Impact HUB Bogota. 

#CSRUnplugged taking CSR to the next level

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2014-2017 Red Bull long term leadership journeys to define long term strategy and employee engagement.

2014 Shake the World ambassadors Goldfish featuring on Live on stage to promote our fair fashion initiative

2015 Shake the world partner Africa Ignite nominated by One World as African MDG partnership

2015 War Child Kili-Challenge a charity sport event to raise funds for War Child

2009 TAP- an initiative of AIESEC Alumni to come with business wise solutions and partnerships towards the Millennium Development Goals

OUR TEAM

IN ORDER TO EMBED OUR WORK IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT, EVERYTHING WE DO, WE DO IT IN CO-CREATION WITH OUR PARTNERS AND OUR POOL OF SPECIALIST. THAT’S HOW WE REALIZE OPTIMUM RESULTS AND IMPACT.

jop blom

Serial social entrepreneur & consultant

Jop Blom

FOUNDER

Serial social entrepreneur & consultant Jop Blom (1974 Msc Law & Economics) has an outstanding experience and network in the fields of CSR, Social Venturing, Leadership Development and linking the private sector and the development world in public private partnerships. Jop has a very hands-on approach and can support with coaching, leadership development, consultancy in strategy – implementation – (interim) project management, innovative concept development & business planning, and he facilitated many life changing leadership journeys that inspired hundreds of people. Jop is the co-founder of various social ventures including current participations in Behold SA, Rainbow Collection and The Experience Factory. Therefore he has access to a pool of over 10 dedicated social entrepreneurs in Netherlands, Colombia and South Africa. Jop has worked all over Europe, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Colombia, Nepal and New York. Since 1998 he build up an impressive track record working for amongst others Red Bull NL & Colombia, LG Philips, General Motors, Numico, Staatsloterij, Ordina, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NCDO, CBI, GIZ, RvO, ProColombia, Nepal Herbs, Anglo American Platinum, Edgars, SAfm, Buceros Capital, SOVEC, Truvalu Impact Investment, Rockstart Colombia, Red Cross, United Nations Volunteers, Hivos, JustDiggIt, Close the Gap, GoodUp and supported many fair brands in CSR Impact Analyses and mentored many social start in various business accelerator competitions.

In order to embed our work in the hearts and minds of the organizations we support, everything we do, we do it in co-creation with our partners and our pool of specialist. That’s how we realize optimum results and impact.

Reinoud Willemsen is the co-founder and Managing Director of Behold SA and The Experience Factory.  Reinoud is a very experienced executive manager with a demonstrated history of working in the consulting industry. Expert in measurement of Social Impact (specifically Social Return on Investment), with a wide experience in Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Coaching. Strong social entrepreneurial mindset, based on a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Business Administration from RSM Erasmus University. Reinoud is also the founder and chairman of the SROI network in South Africa.

He started his career in CSR back in 2002 with his final thesis on about understanding the best business model for building a CSR-based brand. After that he served many (predominantly South African) clients on CSR and Social Return on Investment Strategies such as Sasol South Africa & Mozambique, Alexander Forbes, Adopt A school Foundation,  Distell, Anglo American Platinum, the Impact HUB Johannesburg, Edgars, AfricaIgnite and WildLife College. Find more information on http://www.beholdsa.co.za/

Passionate about providing platforms for development for the hidden talents out there. The Experience Factory a youth empowerment platform, is borne out of this passion and keeps growing from strength to strength. Find more information on http://experiencefactory.co.za

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Reinoud Willemsen

Managing partner Behold SA and CSR & Impact Measurement specialist

Click on the specific teammember pages of the ventures in our group for a clear overview of our international team and specialist in Behold SA, Rainbow Collection and The Experience Factory, in Amsterdam, Bogota and Johannesburg.

CONTACT US

PLEASE CONTACT US TO SEE HOW WE CAN EMPOWER SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEYOND BORDERS WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION



Behold International

Jop Blom

tel: +31 (0)6 2460 0152
email: info@behold.nl
address: Van Diemenstraat 152

1013 CN Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Behold South Africa

Reinoud Willemsen

mobile: +27 (0)82 557 1244
email: reinoud.willemsen@beholdsa.co.za
address: 4 de Beer Street, Braamfontein, South Africa

  

Behold South America

Jop Blom

tel: +57 323 208 4827
email: jop.blom@behold.nl
address: Calle 90 No 19 – 41 Oficina 801 Edificio Quantum (Holland House), Bogotá, Colombia