" We are in the midst of taking our local ESG initiatives into a global and strategic ESG program at SoftwareONE. In our journey to take on this mammoth task, working with AdvantiKA, we knew that stakeholder engagement was key. One of the highlights was that we could co-create and agree within our Board on clear sustainability ambitions that make sense for SoftwareONE. Using these ambitions, we are now able to implement actions in a structured roadmap.
Additionally, to me personally, the consultants of AdvantiKA helped me as the leader of the project, with patience and kindness. They provided additional information when needed and supported me so that I could drive discussions with our leadership and felt educated on complex subject matters.
At first, SoftwareONE was a bit uncertain, as AdvantiKA's approach seemed to be less pragmatic than the company wished. However, after the construction of the detailed roadmap, collectively, we were able to demonstrate the impact of the ESG strategy in meeting our requirements to go beyond just ticking the boxes, which was one of our demands all along.
Now that AdvantiKA has helped to give our strategy it’s foundations, we are able to create more concreate work ahead and can drive towards more significant sustainability action."
Global Compliance & ESG Manager
"Dear Karime, I don’t know if you can imagine how delightful it is to have an instructor that is that pleasing and engaged. I really enjoyed yesterday’s training and want to thank you on a personal and professional level.
I’m sure you’ll impact a lot of individuals and clients on their way into a sustainable future."
Senior Sustainability Services - Audit & Assurance - Deloitte AG
INSTITUTO TERRA LUMINOUS - BRAZIL
Conservation and Ecosystem Services Project
PROJECT ONGOING - Visit Terra Luminous Website
"Karime has been working with Terra Luminous Institute since the beginning of 2021 as a Strategical Planning Advisor and Governance & Organization Monitoring. It has been an immense pleasure to have the chance to work with such a focused and committed professional as her! Strongly recommend Karime and the Advantika team!"
Terra Luminous Institute Founder and Institucional Coordinator
Customer since 2021
DIRECT COFFEE - SWITZERLAND
B Impact Assessment Support
"Our objective was achieved! Yes absolutely.
With AdvantiKA's help we were able to complete the B-Impact assessment, highlighting areas to further improve our commitment for a better world. Karime was able to adapt to changing circumstances and she continued to push the project to reach our objective.
Working with Karime was a great experience. Focused and friendly. Driven and flexible.
I most appreciate Karime's commitment to use her working capabilities to make the world a better place. This inspired us. Also that she is willing to stand for her opinion. As a value Karime and AdvantiKA brought to Direct Coffee, a holistic view on our activities and impact. "
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Customer since 2020
BOARD MEMBER - PORTUGAL
Advisory, research & design in support to Board Member
"In my capacity as Non-Executive Board Member of a medium-sized family business, Karime has helped me steer the sustainability strategic thinking of our Board. Her deep knowledge and breadth of resources are impressive but what I value the most is Karime’s capacity to quickly dive into any particular issue and adapt her proposed strategy, over time, to the particular challenges I face. Her persistence, drive and motivation are also a great sources of inspiration. Thank you!"
Board Member of Grupo Bensaude
Customer since 2019
CRIC - COSTA RICA / NETHERLANDS
Scaling up strategy
"We learned so much in this process with AdvantiKA, especially regarding our process flow and, also the importance of the sustainability focus in every step of our processes. With the help of AdvantiKA, we are now able to scale up our cricket powder production, in a cost-efficient scenario without sacrificing the positive impact on the environment, and with all the great contacts provided, we can scale up our cricket farming as well.”
Chief Scientific Officer
Customer since 2019
“We would love to keep the support from AdvantiKA, for continuous improvement as we continue our road to scale up, grow our company and save the world when eating bugs!"
Chief Executive Officer
Customer since 2019
Costa Rica Insect Company is a highly awarded startup helping to reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption while increasing protein content in global human nutrition.
MAKRO BRAZIL - BRAZIL
Awareness & ideation speech at Makro Supply Chain Academy
"We had a real education session because Karime (AdvantiKA's founder) addressed not only the retail area but also other segments such as industry, agriculture, logistics, etc., with practical examples of how each of these segments is incorporating sustainable actions in its business in a way that bring benefits not only for these companies but for our entire society. In addition, she also brought examples of how we can implement small actions in our daily lives as citizens and how that can make a huge difference for our planet. We also saw the application of blockchain, actions to fight waste, packaging recycling and reverse-sale. It was fun to see some pursuits that reminded us of the time of our grandmothers, such as bulk sales. In the end, she showed how to have more sustainable logistics. I realized that these companies are now reaping what they planted back there. If we want a better world, we have to start planting this seed of sustainability today.
It was great to see Karime leading such an important topic, not only for companies but also for us as individuals! Some people came to me afterwards to give feedback and all were very positive, stating that she exceeded their expectations, as she approached the topic of sustainability not only in retail but in many other situations, including in our daily lives."
Adriano Martins de Paula
Supply Chain Manager
MUKUSU MOTOR VEHICLES - UGANDA
Mukusu's Project - From mechanisation to digital farming in Uganda supporting small farm holders and female farmers
"Karime is a dependable lady. She goes an extra mile to find solutions without any discrimination. I testify about this lady who reaches out to every person in any part of the world to nurture and transform their dreams into reality. She simplifies the complicated journey to a journey full of opportunities. "
Customer since 2020