Monaco Impact’s Mission is to encourage, facilitate and federate charitable initiatives, organizations and institutes in Monaco in order to put Monaco on the map as a World Center of philanthropy and by so doing contribute towards a positive perception of Monaco throughout the world.
Monaco Impact’s Vision is to promote Monaco as a center of committed global citizens while expanding the base of local philanthropists and social impact investors through ongoing education, collaboration and the sharing of innovative approaches to global challenges.
Monaco Impact identifies best practices and innovative approaches, and supports promising solutions to global challenges within its action domains of health care, clean water, agriculture (ex Dadtco), education, gender equality, post-conflict development and income generation (micro-credit).
To make its social-impact initiatives possible Monaco Impact actively encourages philanthropic investment by Monaco’s residents, organizations and institutions.
Monaco Impact brings potential philanthropic investors into contact with reputable charitable organizations seeking funding for specific and targeted projects within its action domains by organizing informative meetings and events.
Monaco Impact, its backers, the investors in its initiatives and the charitable organizations it supports are committed to complying with the most stringent standards of transparency, integrity and honesty in respect of their stakeholders, benefactors, authorities and society as a whole.
The partnership based on mutual trust between Dietsmann and Monaco Impact has been established ever since the non-profit association was created. Dietsmann supports Monaco Impact both financially and with resources such as offices and the website.
More information : www.monaco-impact.org
The Mineralogical and Geological Museum (MGM)
If your Mineralogical and Geological Museum (MGM) is being forced to close its doors for ever, what can you do to save at least some of your collection of 140,000 unique specimens of crystals, minerals, ores and fossils for the public? That was the challenge facing the Alumni of the Delft University of Technology/ TU Delft, in The Netherlands.
The MGM had opened its doors to the public in 1912. On display were specimens collected by mining engineers and the TU Delft’s staff and students since the 1840’s. The collection continued to grow until a few years ago when, due to financial and space restraints, the Museum had to be closed to the public. In 2013 the TU Delft was faced with the complete dismantling of the collection and the irreversible closure of the Museum. Then the Alumni came into play. Their reaction was to initiate the ‘Brightstone Project’ – an all-out campaign to find external sponsors to save at least part of the collection for the University and the public.
In 2014, Dietsmann stepped in as the MGM’s ‘legacy sponsor’ with a pledge of sponsorship for the next 10 years. On 4 April 2014 Dietsmann’s President & CEO, Mr. Peter Kütemann, ceremonially handed-over of a check for 1 million Euro – the total amount of sponsorship money collected by four main sponsors for the re-opening of the MGM – to the MGM Foundation’s Chairman, Mr. Duco Drenth.
Dietsmann’s pledge of sponsorship for the next 10 years has enabled the core of the collection, including 25 antique, handcrafted, showcases and mineral displays, to be relocated to the second floor of the TU Delft’s Science Centre at Mijnbouwstraat 120, in the city of Delft. The central area, where over 4,000 different, special and highly valuable specimens will be displayed, will be named the “Dietsmann Hall”. The “new” Mineralogical and Geological Museum (MGM) officially opened on 28 April 2015. The invited guests include the Major of Delft and the President of the University.
Further details can be found on sciencecentre.tudelft.nl
The Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO) is a social enterprise committed to alleviating poverty through entrepreneurial zeal, good business methods and the courage to innovate.
DADTCO developed and patented the Autonomous Mobile Processing Unit (or AMPU), a self-contained mobile factory that processes cassava. Cassava is a starchy root crop that is cultivated by millions of smallholder farmers across Africa, but that never has been commercialized in Africa. The AMPU can be moved to cassava production areas to process the very perishable cassava roots into cassava cake (paste). This cassava cake is an intermediate product that has a shelf life of at least six months.
The cassava cake can be used for beer brewing (replacing malted barley), can be dried and milled into high-quality cassava flour and/or can be refined into starch or starch derivatives. Cassava cake contains 45% to 50% less water than the unprocessed roots, which means you can transport three times more cassava cake than roots.
The longer shelf life of the cake, together with its reduced volume, has solved the fundamental bottleneck that has stopped cassava from becoming the preferred source of starch for industrial processors. All smallholder cassava farmers can take their harvested roots to the AMPU and they are all paid the same fair price for their product. The market opportunities opened up by the AMPU enable smallholder farmers to generate an income for the first time in their life. DADTCO’s supply chain has an inclusive and sustainable approach. By pioneering new farming models it has gained in-depth expertise and experience in developing and rolling-out inclusive agricultural value chain concepts that strengthen crop yield performance whilst providing smallholder farmers with a secure market.
Dietsmann has enabled DADTCO to set up the inclusive supply chain and sustainable farmer’s agricultural program. The partnership between Dietsmann and DADTCO has been established ever since DADTCO started processing cassava in Nigeria. The partnership, which is based on mutual trust, enables smallholder farmers to generate an income and thus become self-reliant.
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The Fédération Monegasque de Volleyball, founded in 1987, is responsible for managing, organizing and developing the playing of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in the Principality of Monaco. The Fédération also guarantees compliance with national and international Volleyball and beach volleyball rules and sporting ethics.
In September 2013 Christian Palmaro. President of Fédération Monegasque de Volleyball (FMVB), and Peter Kütemann, Chairman & CEO of Dietsmann, signed a partnership agreement.
As a partner of the Fédération Monegasque de Volleyball, Dietsmann is supporting the volleyball and beach volley teams that represent the colors of Monaco at the highest level and contributing towards the harmonious development of social life in the Principality of Monaco. Of its 6000 employees around the world, 130 work in Dietsmann’s International Support and Coordination Office in Monaco.
The resources provided by Dietsmann will enable the teams to receive coaching, sports training and technology in addition to the activities offered to members of ASM Volleyball.
More information : www.federation-volleyball.mc
The ‘No Finish Line’ charity run is one of the largest Monegasque charity events. It is organized by the Children & Future Association and every year the NFL run, “The heart race”, mobilizes an increasing number of participants who choose to combine their sporting efforts with generosity. The success of the NFL run is due to a simple principle: accessibility to all. Everyone who registers runs or walks a 1400m circuit, which is open 24/7 for eight days, as many times as they can or wish. One euro is donated to Children & Future per kilometer walked or ran.
The Association uses the money to support projects such as the Cardio-Thoracic Center of Monaco. Since 1987 the Center has treated patients brought in by humanitarian organizations. Under the Center’s care, children with congenital heart disease not only have a chance of an operation, but are also taken in by foster families until they are well enough to return to their home countries.
The Association has also purchased equipment to help children in the Principality with learning difficulties, provided financial assistance to victims of the Syrian conflict, especially children, who took refuge in Lebanon, supported the social and professional integration of young people from disadvantaged areas, particularly in Senegal, supported the reintegration of street children in Madagascar, and, in cooperation with Fight Aids – a charity chaired by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie – funded a home for HIV positive children in Carpentras in southern France.
More information : www.nofinishline.com