EVERY COMPANY MUST BE DRIVEN BY PURPOSE!

Every department of the DuGut™ Company operates with Sustainability in Mind.

DUGUT VISION:

“If we want to solve the world’s problems, we must find a way to connect and work together. DuGut introduces a platform that aims to connect, raise awareness to change behavior andtake real-life sustainable actions!”

We all want to live well. Why would we not? Wanting to do so is only human, after all. There’s just one problem: Conspicuous consumption, which is often confused with living well, is environmentally unsustainable.

Since COVID19, most people are aware that our world has problems that need to be addressed and solved! In 2015, the UN introduced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. These SDGs have an urgent deadline, 2030 and we are not on track. Yet today, in 2021, only 1 in 100 people are aware of what the SDGs are. For that reason, in 2020, the UN called to mobilize for a “Decade of Action” on three levels: global action, local action, and people action. On top of all that, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all 17 SDGs has shown that what began as a health crisis has quickly become a human and socio-economic crisis.

While the crisis is imperiling progress towards the SDGs, it also makes their achievement all the more urgent and necessary. A transformative recovery from COVID- 19 should be pursued, implementing all efforts to deliver the 2030 SDG Agenda.

Yet, the Pandemic also begs an important question: Why would we want to fully return to the status-quo if our needs can be met with our well-being and environmental sustainability in mind? This once-in-a-generation chance to build a better future will propel the concept of ‘conscious living’ to the top of our agenda, with Millennials and Gen-Z driving the rally. They’ll define the new normal from what our world has recently experienced.

We believe that if we want to make the SDG deadline, we will have to connect all 3 levels and make taking action together easy and accessible. The best way is to use a system where both parties involved are already accustomed to and bend it to Purpose. That’s the DuGut way!

DUGUT COMPANY:

"Consumer spending is the most powerful force in WorldChange... If even a fraction of that spending can fight climatechange, reduce poverty and inequality, the impact is enormous!"

The DuGut Company is a Social Venture that is profitable by design. Our single goal is to inspire the jounger generations to demand change and build the new sustainable economy. At the DuGut Company, every business decision has sustainability in mind!

We are headquartered in Porto Portugal with offices in Silicon Beach California (USA), and The Netherlands. We are also Represented in Brazil - South America, Canada – North America, Kenia - Africa and Hong Kong - Asia.

Our Founders Team has the knowledge, creativity, and strategic minds but also Proven Credibility and the International Network that comes with it. Developing an industry-accepted platform concept in our line of business requires the highest level of experience. The only way to mature a concept is to be resourceful. Most of the time that comes with a lot of experience, and we have tons of it.

Giving Back:
We’ve all reached the highest levels of success as Creative, and Marketing Executives on a global scale. NOW, we want to play our part and give back to society. What we have in common, is also the main driver of our Dream Team. Armed with tons of experience, we all decided individually, to work together and dedicate our collective knowledge and resources to find a sustainable solution to our worlds problems. The DuGut Company and its platform is the result of this collaboration.

When you want to reach the younger generations, innovation is key. That is why we do everything a little bit different, so it fits the needs of our target group. Leading by example, that’s the DuGut Way!

FOUNDERS:

STEPHANUS VERMEULEN

FOUNDER/CEO/ACTIONIST

Stephanus is a social entrepreneur as well as an Advertising and Entertainment Executive with over 30 years of experience and served as a Impact Advisor on President Obama’s Rank Review Board. Stephanus is specialized in generational behavior.

www.stephanus.app

JACOB MAGALHAES

CO-FOUNDER/CCTO/ACTIONIST

Jacob is a social entrepreneur, with a technical background, and is an Actionist who represents our main target group. Jacob is determined to leave a positive impact on society through his work.

THIERRY PEEK

CO-FOUNDER/CCO/ACTIONIST

Thierry is an entrepreneur with a background in auditing, strategic planning, business modelling, accounting and operations and was former CFO of Merkle Netherlands and CFO a.i. Brand Loyalty International.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

STEPHANUS VERMEULEN

Chairman, DuGut Investor

JACOB MAGALHAES

Secretary

JORGE MAGALHAES

Board Executive, DuGut Investor

THIERRY PEEK

Board Executive/CFO

MARK GROSFELD

Board Executive, DuGut Investor

SR TEAM:

EMIEL STAPAERTS

SR VP GLOBAL SALES, Former Business Development Director MERKLE Netherlands

BULENT CANDAN

Board Executive Brand Strategy and Loyalty Service-line, Leader Cards & Loyalty Solutions at Merkle Netherlands.

JORGE MAGALHAES

BOARD EXECUTIVE, Corporate and Sustainability, CTO Siemens Gamesa, Former CMO Motorola

CARLO VAN PELT

GLOBAL SALES, Online business development, strategy, marketing & communications

DARREN CHUCKRY

BRAND STRATEGY, Business and Marketing Chair at The Marketing Society Hong Kong

TEAM:

NUNO TAVARES

Technology

NIKHIL PRAKASH

Blockchain Technology

TOMAS FERREIRA

Social Media

ANA CHRISTINA CABRITA

Administration

ZITA SILVA RODRIGUES

HR

ADVISORY BOARD:

CORP. AND BRANDS

ERIC KIP

Managing Director Exterion Media NL, Former Marketing Director Coca Cola, Marketing Executive Douwe Egberts, Danone

ADVERTISING & PR

SEAN ANGUS

PR President and Co-Founder At The LauchPad Agency Silicon Beach/LA

FINANCE

CHRIS H. LEEB

CEO 42Angelitos, Silicon Valley USA

 

HANS BLANKENBURGH

Investment Manager, Mos Vestis Brazil

POLITICS AND GOV.

JIM FREEMAN

Government and Political Affairs, Owner at Freeman Public Affairs, USA

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA:

CESAR COUTO FERREIRA

Co-Founder Fábrica do Futuro Brazil, Former Managing Director VICE, Head of Content MTV Portugal

MICHAEL GESZEL

Strategic Advisor

NGOS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS:

KADU TITI

Developing Countries
One of the '51 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management, Africa'

MICHAEL LLOYD WHITE

Humanities and Social Affairs, CEO at World Kindness USA Washington D.C.

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