Bas van Abel

Founder Fairphone & De Clique

Bas van Abel is founder of sustainable smartphone manufacturer Fairphone and co-founder of circular start-up De Clique, a service that aims at transforming organic resources from urban environments into new products again. He has over 20 years of experience in social innovation, both as entrepreneur and designer. He has a passion for system change through product – and system design. Bas is an Ashoka fellow and Schwab/WEF Social entrepreneur and has been widely recognised with awards such as the German Environment Award.