Encon increases its social impact together with Hasco Invest

Encon supervises companies through their sustainable transitions, strategically and practically. Encon doesn’t see ‘sustainability’ as a task, but an opportunity. To spread this message as widely as possible, Encon joined forces with Hasco Invest. Founders Sandra Deraeve and Robin Bruninx reveal how this partnership works.

Encon started in 2002 and now – several sustainability projects later – has several branches in Belgium and the Netherlands, working for big names such as Heinz, Ikea, and Bombardier.  Our emphasis is on the positive interactions between economy, ecology, and social development. We’re convinced that sustainability fosters growth”, says Robin Bruninx. A line of thought that Hasco Invest fully shares.  According to Encon a sustainable approach doesn’t just result in a low energy bill, but also in more efficient production processes, more commercial clout or attractive recruitment conditions.  In short, sustainability guarantees an economically, ecologically, and socially strong future.

“It might seem like quite a surprising couple: a consultancy firm that works on sustainability transformations, and a holding company with a strong foothold in fossil fuels through another participation.  But this is exactly where the opportunity lies: there are still big steps to be taken in terms of sustainability in the fossil fuel sector. “By working together we can have a major impact on society. And the other participations of Hasco Invest also have this same desire for sustainability. For instance, we recently launched the Green+ project with Comfort Energy Group which offsets CO2 emissions from fossil energy sources”, says Sandra Deraeve.

Thanks to the partnership with Hasco Invest, Encon has the necessary financial clout for essential long-term investments. “We can count on their support which allows us to grow further. It enables us to help even more businesses and increase our societal impact”, according to Robin.  This partnership is based on complete trust, precisely because the motivation is the same. “You can tell they’re very confident that we’ll make the right decisions, All this makes it a very easy and enjoyable partnership”, concludes Robin.

We have complete trust in our partnership. Hasco Invest is very confident that we’ll make the right decisions.

Robin Bruninx & Sandra Deraeve

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