EMPOWERING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
We support organisations to become future-fit and realise their impact potential
OUR VISION & MISSION
We are on a mission to empower changemakers and their teams to co-create solutions fostering an equitable and life-affirming economy through knowledge, resources, actionable steps and pathways to change.
The future has a voice and is calling us, it’s for a holistic solution to the biggest problem facing humanity - an economic system built on extraction and exploitation.
Positive was founded in 2020 by Niels & Stephen to answer this call. Both realized that we are facing an historic moment. Stephen and Niels saw that in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world, changemakers needed a compass to navigate safely to build a better future.
Niels is a young leader, changemaker, committed to a better world. He has led and founded multiple positive impact initiatives empowering communities across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His background is at the intersection of youth, social impact, and sustainability. Niels is on a mission to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs taking sustainability to the next level.
Stephen is a change agent, and systems entrepreneur. He has a multicultural background and has worked with leaders in more than 50 countries. He co-founded the charity Reboot the Future, launched Salt, a magazine for changemaker business, and co-authored a book with the Nobel prize winners Gore, Tutu and Yunus. Stephen is committed to convening and catalyzing networks of leaders for systemic change.
Today, Niels’ and Stephen’s experience is helping to convene changemakers to answer the call for a regenerative and equitable future. They identified a new pattern within the change landscape. Recognizing this as a corrective force in the economy, they named it Regenerative entrepreneurship.
“We are facing a historic moment,” Stephen says. “The pace of change has never been faster and the economy has tried to dominate Nature, not work with her. This current model of economic ‘success’ is built on extraction and exploitation. Left unchecked, it will drag humanity over a cliff edge from which we will not recover.”
Niels continues. “Over the last years, we started to see interesting patterns arising within the impact landscape - a new type of changemaker entrepreneur was emerging.
At the same time, we have seen a growing realisation that we need to go beyond sustainability - challenging the status quo. The time has definitely come to empower a new mindset shift - supporting Regenerative Entrepreneurs to build Positive Impact Companies”.