Office CPC

CPC was founded in the early 90s by Henk Kinds to contribute to the development of civil society, in which cooperation with businesses and government always played an important role. CPC was a pioneer in involving companies in social issues and in actively involving citizens in public issues.

From 2016, this has mainly focused on public-private cooperation around the prevention of problematic debts and financial resilience. In the Salland region, CPC developed the Salland Dialogue with more than 35 partner organizations. Meanwhile, the model has developed nationwide under the name Moedige Dialogue. As of 2018, a series of projects on inclusive employment with an active knowledge platform on and around the learning-working company Campus Woudhuis in Apeldoorn developed.

In late 2016, Wouter Hijweege, with his international project experience in knowledge management and network learning, joined CPC. With this, CPC is developing a new international portfolio of projects and consultancy work. Recent examples of these CPC projects include socio-economic studies and project evaluations; action learning trajectories for stakeholder engagement in Suriname's energy business. As of 2019, Wouter is leading CPC and Henk Kinds is working part-time as advisor.

The vision of CPC is to contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and specifically to:

  • Active social and environmental policies of companies so that they can have a strong relevance in local communities with their services and for their employees (SDG 1, 8, 10, 11)
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship, and collaboration of governments with citizens and businesses to jointly create strong social projects (SDGs 4, 8, 10, 11, 13 & 17)
  • Partnerships in which a facilitating government, civil society organisations and businesses together arrive at sustainable and realistic solutions to social issues concerning the management of common natural resources. (SDG 1, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17)