Roughly 100 years ago, beavers were native in Berlin, but they were eventually hunted and killed to near-extinction for their fur or meat. Wonder how it tasted. A few months ago, I went on a hike with NABU-Berlin (nature conservancy organization in Germany) and spotted some great beaver tracks. This beautiful but elusive creature (at … Continue reading Beaver tracks
We planted trees in Schmirma, which is a small village in Saxony-Anhalt. The brother of my wife is a Master in his field and decided to plant Oaks and Linden along the road to anticipate on a time when the current cherry trees are no longer alive. These species also need less water, and due … Continue reading Tree planting
Like our open market economy, technological advances and cultural exchange, the current CoronaVirus is spreading and disrupting our lives on a global scale and just around the corner. It's fascinating and frightening, convenient and challenging to have everything at your fingertips… Having interconnected societies comes with a price, and I wondered how much we … Continue reading Pandemic
This post, which covers only a small part of my experience at an ambitious scaleup, is about the steps that have been taken to make the company more environmentally conscious.
My recent (online) discovery: cutting boards and other tableware made of rice husk! Why is it so cool? Plastic takes up to 1,000,000 years to decompose in natural environment. Imagine our landfills where plastic dining wares (you know - from BBQ parties, campings and household stuff) are left to biodegrade naturally. Poisonous toxins and particles … Continue reading Rice husk – why is it so cool?
A well-considered strategic approach benefits companies of all sizes and types. Here are five good reasons why sustainability should be your business.
A blast from the past - in 2017 I was asked to participate in a local event, which is part of the network #PulseofEurope. A pro-European citizen's initiative, founded in Frankfurt, Germany. It aims at "encouraging citizens of the EU to speak out publicly in favour of a pan-European identity". „Europa bedeutet für mich Freiheit“, … Continue reading #PulseofEurope
The start of the year 2018 already feels like a massive turmoil on various fronts. Difficult to say to what extent it is different compared to other years as we're somehow trapped in a vicious circle, but still—2018 already feels like a blazing hot oven. Source image: http://blog.cartoonmovement.com/2018/01/new-cartoonist-richard-codor.html
Tunisia has been feted as the only successful democratic transition among the Arab uprisings but its faltering economy is unable to meet the aspirations of its young people. Structural unemployment is the outcome.
An awareness campaign as part of the CBS Social Entrepreneurship certificate
A friend and I recently talked about developments in the German Fintech market and services like Crowd Investing, Robo Advisors, Social Trading, Blockchain technology and so forth. It is astounding how it disrupts the market and has so much potential for further development. I decided to do some reading as my personal interest was triggered by … Continue reading Ethical investors
Scaling social impact by using technology is the way to go. We all know (digital) services and devices that have radically changed the way we communicate, work, live and educate ourselves. Sad to say but access to knowledge in cyberspace is not available for the majority of people as I tried to describe in my … Continue reading Scaling social good
Our European society, which consists today of 27 Member States is transforming rapidly due to technological, societal and cultural change. Changes in the field of digitalisation and automation influence the way we live and work faster than before. These trends reshape European and global economies in fundamental ways. Creative- and digital businesses, high-tech manufacturing, and … Continue reading Digital responsibility