Work that makes a difference. That is the end goal of all those hours we spend in the books and in (virtual) lectures. Find out what is on the horizon for you at the Green Jobs Fair.
As part of Sustainability Week, the Green Office is inviting companies based in Belgium to come and meet you. They want to find the perfect person for their recent graduate and internship positions. Are you the young talent they are looking for?
Prepare yourself for networking that could start your career. Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the companies that will be waiting for you on 21 April.
Close the Gap
Close the Gap takes charge of a very impactful type of cargo; IT equipment for social, medical, entrepreneurial and educational projects in developing countries. What started as a student start-up in a Brussels basement has now impacted 3,220,000 people in 50 countries.
The social enterprise began with refurbishing decommissioned computers from companies in Belgium and ensuring they arrived ready for use on the final site. Today, Close the Gap runs several initiatives that help ‘bridge the digital divide’ between Europe and emerging markets.
Find out more about how Close the Gap creates a level playing field through ICT here.
CO2logic proves that greenwashing is completely unnecessary. Their tailor-made solutions ensure that companies are actually reducing their carbon footprint in just 4 steps!
Those that are truly committed can earn the CO2-Neutral label which is one of the few third party verified carbon neutrality certifications. Their long list of famous clients include WWF, Pukkelpop and Exki.
Learn about CO2logic’s climate projects and how they push organisations to become carbon neutral here.
Do you want to live in a city with a fossil fuel-free future? Futureproofed wants to make that happen with their collaborative online tool for developing, implementing and monitoring climate plans.
Futureproofed has expanded their services to business consultancy; advising companies on how they can make sustainability the cost-saving solution to their business challenges. Imec and Nike have already joined the club – will you?
Discover how Futureproofed works and how you can contribute here.
Envisan, part of Jan de Nul Group, shapes water and land, quite literally. This innovative design and engineering company has laid the groundwork for major civil structure and environmental projects around the world.
As a family-run company, leaving behind a better planet for future generations sits at the core of their values. Envisan actively engages in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and searches for nature-based solutions in every project.
Click here if you are interested in joining pioneers of marine and civil construction.
Switchrs is a group of radical thinkers that makes sustainability actionable for businesses. Their services transform what may seem like complex concepts into clear targets and processes.
Ultimately, making business-sense out of sustainability and circular economies is what drives us forward. Switchrs does so by sharing creative tools and collaborative efforts such as the Circular Design Map and Impact Training.
Become a strategic sustainability partner for businesses here.
The New Drive
The New Drive makes Belgium move better, greener and safer. The young team takes a fresh perspective on sustainable mobility projects in Belgium and offers businesses, government and investors smarter solutions.
In 2020, they were nominated for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50; an impressive list of the fastest growing tech companies in Belgium. As a sister company to the renowned APPM, The New Drive is quickly going places.
Find the many exciting projects that you could be a part of here.
La Ruche/Boeren & Buren
La Ruche Qui Dit Ou! or Boeren & Buuren is a fairer alternative to large-scale agro-business. It is a network of 67 ‘Buurderijen’ providing members fresh regional produce (from less than 30 km away) and with 80% of the proceeds going straight to the farmers.
The concept started in Toulouse but the network has not stopped growing since it arrived in Flanders in 2015. There is such high demand that the buurderijen will be expanding to the Netherlands.
Share your passion for food sustainability here.
Arctik is a PR & communications consultancy firm specifically for European Union institutions and organisations. Their expertise in sustainability and European Affairs makes them a valuable player for Horizon2020.
Arctik itself is Brussels-based but they have a network of communication partners all across Europe. You never know where you might land when you join this firm.
Spread the word about sustainability matters here.
Crowdfunding that does good for the planet – that is the purpose of Miimosa. This social enterprise connects investors with sustainable agricultural projects via a transparent online platform.
So far, Miimosa has provided more than 4000 projects with funds of over 50 million euros. Anyone can become a member which brings autonomy to both ethical investors and green agricultural projects.
Join the movement of environmentally conscious investing here.
Be Planet is a collaboration of several environmental groups joining forces to give community-led initiatives the support that they need. The NGO forms a bridge between grassroots projects and businesses and individuals that want to contribute to a greener society.
There is a world of good behind Be Planet. It is the creation of Bond Beter Leefmilieu, BRAL and Fédération Inter-Environnement Wallonnie (IEW). They are also a 1% for the Planet member.
Give environmentally-conscious communities the means to succeed with Be Planet here.
By Abigail Gerrits