Every trading day the gong is sounded in Amsterdam to mark the opening (9.00 am) and closing (17.30 pm) of the trading session.
René Grotenhuis, general director of Cordaid, sounded the gong to highlight how business can benefit society.
Cordaid is calling for closer cooperation between Dutch businesses, knowledge institutions and social organisations. In a rapidly changing world, international cooperation is of vital importance, and will become even more important in the future. The growing tensions in the world threaten to place pressure on sustainable, humanitarian solutions and the fair distribution of wealth.