LAURA ELLIS, GLOBAL COMPLIANCE & ESG MANAGER - SOFTWARE ONE - SWITZERLAND/LONDON
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.
LEANDRO ROSA DOS SANTOS
CHIEF STRATEGY & INNOVATION OFFICER AT POSITIVO TECNOLOGIA - BRAZIL
(2023 through Evolure Consultoria)
Thank you very much Claudia Pitta, Thais Blanco and Karime Abib for the support in our journey for a Brazil and a world increasingly POSITIVE, more innovative, more sustainable and primarily more human. The 2022 sustainability report shows our evolution in this direction. This year we have defined five strategic pillars: - Culture and People; - Sustainable Governance; - Education for Empowerment and Digital Inclusion; - Circular Economy Journey, and - Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction of the Company and how offer to customers; From our pillars we organize our initiatives of governance, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, showing what we have done so far, but mainly to enhance our future actions. Our pillars reinforce our essence as a company which is to use Technology to Boost Lives, Organizations and the World. #positivo #governança #sustentabilidade #diversidade #inclusão
MICHAËL TUIL, CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR AT DIRECT COFFEE - SWITZERLAND
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.
TATIANA MARKOVICH, BOARD MEMBER AT BENSAUDE GROUP - PORTUGAL
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!
FABIANA MAIA, FOUNDER AND INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATOR AT TERRA LUMINOUS INSTITUTE
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!
DUPONT BRAZILIAN TEAM
The workshop was excellent, very interesting, dynamic. Lots of knowledge and learning to reflect and apply on a daily basis.
It was very enriching!
Wonderful content! I identified myself a lot, and I loved the dynamics.
The dynamics during the presentation was what I best liked.
The discussions where incredible.
Content was very appropriate for the moment.
Dynamic, I found the rhytm + content very cool
Content and practical examples.
I loved the dynamic!
ANDRÉ BITTNER,SN SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES -AUDIT & ASSURANCE AT DELOITTE AG - SWITZERLAND
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.
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER AT CRIC - NETHERLANDS
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.
ALEJANDRO ORTEGA, CEO AT CRIC - NETHERLANDS
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!
ADRIANO MARTINS DE PAULA, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER AT MAKRO - BRAZIL
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.
MARINA GELMANN, DIRECTOR AT ANIMA EDUCATION - BRAZIL
(2021 through Evolure Consultoria)
Your work is work that suits us. When I'd see in my calendar our meetings about ESG it was my good moment of the day, "I'd say, oh how wonderful, today I have a meeting about that". This has more to do with the people than the subject. You (Thaís), Karime, Claudia helped me think about a subject that was good for me.
MARGARET NAGGUIJA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT MUKUSU MOTOR VEHICLES - UGANDA
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.