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Case Study
Sector: Technology
Lead Fund: Carlyle Europe Technology Partners IV
Acquisition Date: 1/29/2020

Becoming a Certified B Corporation with Dimi Albers, CEO at Dept

Based in Amsterdam, Dept is an award-winning international digital agency with over 1,500 experienced thinkers and makers in 13 countries across Europe and the Americas. One agency uniting creativity, technology, and data.

Meg Starr, Global Head of Impact at Carlyle, and Dimi Albers, CEO at Dept, discuss the results a business can expect from obtaining B Corporation certification and Carlyle’s impact through partnership in this episode of our Better Businesses, Better Results podcast series.

Listen to this episode to learn more about the why of Dept’s sustainability strategy and in particular, their focus on B Corp certification.


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