We satisfy the highest criteria for a social enterprise – generating 100% of income on the market and reinvesting it into the community.
We are social scientists, we base our work on scientific ethics and quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis.
We generate on average 3.17 EUR social return on investment. By employing us we significantly contribute to positive social change.
We tackle tough issues! Because they are tough for a reason. That is why we are often called a small company for big ideas.
We practice what we preach! We have a unique impact on business culture, including the right to make mistakes, planning for unplanned work so we don’t impose burnout and so we can be there when we are needed ad hoc.
We are the toughest on ourselves and we continuously re-examine and measure our own impact.
We make sure to keep important things in focus – that is why, each year we chose our internal and external Impact in Focus to guide our work.
We are all about positive social change. Check out our internal (business culture) and external (impact we create) impact commitments bellow. Our job is to make the world better, and we need you to do it!
We also act as an impact investor, investing resources into impact projects.
Tamara is the founder of both ProPuh and Impact House, led by a passion for social impact hacking and 20 year experience in innovating, managing and measuring positive social impact across all sectors. Tamara has worked with and in international institutions (UNDP), European institutions (EU Parliament) as well as the national government as an adviser to the Deputy Foreign Minister heading the Open Government Partnership and leading in open, innovative and impact policy revolution. Tamara has worked with large corporates in developing core business through the perspective of social impact as well as numerous startups as a mentor in the field of innovation and impact. She has worked as a researcher and professor at the university and has worked and continues to volunteer in several NGOs as project manager, trainer and community manager working with youth, Roma, migrants, women and other communities.Tamara was selected by the European Comission as 30 best social innovators in Europe.
Danijela studied sociology and anthropology at the University of Zadar. She is competent in the field of qualitative research and in the field of socio-humanistic topics of human rights and public policies, social inequality and power relations. Her master thesis in sociology focused on the evaluation of the institutional framework (university) in terms of counseling services and care for the mental health of students and their emotional work in the academic context. Also, in her master’s thesis in the field of anthropology, she analyzed the discourse of mental health, i.e. public policy in Croatia. Danijela works in Impact House as a junior impact specialist on projects such as Gender and Energy Innovation Facility as well as providing expert support in other policy, corporate and community impact activities.
Michael Freer is serial social entrepreneur with a strong love of travelling and the outdoors. His passion is in social enterprise and social startup development, as well as pushing traditional companies towards having a better impact.
In 2010 he started working for a local charity – Druglink, where his passion for social entrepreneurship began. Firstly, implementing a mental health and substance misuse training arm, before developing, raising funds, opening and running ‘Links Drinks’, a cafe that employed people with substance misuse or mental health issues. His love of travel then pulled him away from the UK, and halfway across the world to Cambodia, where he worked at a local NGO and on a part time basis to develop and implement the SA8000 (social accountability) quality standards for Pactics, owners of a garment factory in Siem Reap.
He decided to head back to Europe in 2015, choosing Croatia as his main base. Since then he has worked to promote social entrepreneurship in Croatia, and having been a partner of Impact House for four years, he finally became a part of the team in 2022.
Stjepan has over 15 year of experience in management, and development, of social economy organisations. He is specialised in green economy, community development and new technologies. His employment history includes a full mandate as the Executive Director of ACT Group, a consortium of social enterprises, as well as leading support organisation for entrepreneurs with positive social impact. Before becoming the CEO, in said consortium (which employs over 70 people and are a leading example in the region) his roles were development and capacity building. As the CEO he founded an incubator and accelerator, brining networking, mentoring and access to finance to social enterprises and impact startups in Croatia. He mentors in areas of: strategic management, people management, project management, services development, social impact management, operations and processes.
Ana-Marija is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in national and European legislation and regulation practices and a contractor for the Court of Justice of the EU. She is a connoisseur of legal systems and German and English language and a trained mediator specialised in alternative dispute resolution. With a passion for generating positive social impact and the knowledge of complex systems and procedures, Ana-Marija is a senior adviser specialising in guiding complex systems towards simple impact solutions.
We are very proud to have the following organisations as integral part of the Impact-House community
Social impact hacking
Lobbying training and service for those who cannot afford it
Upcycling through cooperation