Summannati | Green Bond

Summannati – Green Bond How do you make your impact understood, heard and felt? Symbiotics, a Swiss leading market access platform for impact investing, partnered with Samunnati, an Indian Agru value Chain enabler, who issues loans to promising projects that fit the pillars of the Green Bond. Previous Next Ask Agriculture is in a worldwide … Read more

CARE – Partners for Resilience

CARE – Partners for Resilience Can you strengthen your voice? The effects of climate change have increased dramatically over the past few decades. Degradation and loss of ecosystems intensify hazards. Whilst globally we’re all responsible for actions and behaviours which contribute to detrimental climate change effects, the poorest people, in the poorest countries (particularly women … Read more

Water as Leverage

Water as Leverage Local Perspectives, Global Opportunities As far as climate change goes, water security is amongst the most critical issues we face. Water as Leverage see things differently. Where others see danger, they see opportunity. They want to transform our relationship with water, and at the same time build communities that are healthier and … Read more

SOS: Quarantine Kids | 2020

How do we keep family bonds strong throughout these weird, Covid-19, times? This was SOS’s ask to Makmende as the international organisation looked for a way to keep meaningful  brand engagement in these unprecedented times. SOS focuses on keeping kids all around the world happy and connected. But international lockdown meant not only were little ones not … Read more

Dutch Relief Alliance: Locust Battleground film | September 2020

Dutch Relief Alliance This year, Somalia and Ethiopia are battling the worst locust plague since 25 years whilst additionally dealing with Covid-19. The Dutch Relief Alliance, a partnership of 8 NGOs, provides humanitarian assistance to crises like these. They wanted to raise awareness about the locust infestation, but travelling to remote areas is complicated, especially now. Rather than sending a … Read more

Cartier Women’s Initiative | June 2020

21 women’s stories shot in 17+ countries in only 3 weeks time We all know Cartier for its luxury watches. What fewer people know is that the Cartier Foundation, organiser of The Cartier Women’s Initiative, drives an annual international entrepreneurship program & award show to support female impact entrepreneurs worldwide. Makmende’s expertise in telling impact … Read more

GAIN Sun Pitch Competition | July 2020

GAIN | Sun Pitch Competition 2020 The SUN Pitch Competition is organised by the SUN Business Network, which is co-convened by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). As Makmende is a seasoned impact storytelling agency, we were asked to direct this event on quite short notice. During this … Read more



GLOBAL VIRTUAL IMPACT EVENT WITH RELX : HOW WATER RULES THE WORLD! Due to Covid-19, the World Water Week in Copenhagen was cancelled and by consequence also the 10th Anniversary of the RELX Environmental Challenge had to suddenly move online. Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that provide sustainable access to … Read more



CARTIER laureates announcement online Due to the global pandemic, Cartier had to cancel its live event in Boston (USA) and was forced to move their entire annual Award Show online. Suddenly it was impossible for the organisation to fly in all the participants and jurors from all over the world and celebrate the Award Show … Read more