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CSR Hub NRW Concludes After Three Successful Years – Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart to Join Closing Ceremony on 30 October 2018 in Essen

Since 2016 the CSR Hub NRW has helped Startups in NRW to discover methods and tools to incorporate sustainability into their business models, products and services. Now it’s time to pay a final visit to what we’ve learned along our entrepreneurial journey.

In March 2016, the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) together with Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) began their partnership as a CSR competence centre. Financed by the government of Northrine-Westphalia, we have been supporting start-ups on their way to more sustainable innovations and a better understanding of how to implement CSR-measures.

Today, we look back on a successful project that provided more than 150 entrepreneurs with intense training on CSR topics such as sustainable business model development, innovation and work culture, communication and marketing as well as supply chain management.

On 30 October 2018, we will celebrate this success together with startups, business angels as well as  representatives of the governement of Northrine-Westphalia – including State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitisation, Innovation and Energy Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart.

During the event we will showcase best practices, tools as well as local startups and SMEs that share their experiences how to integrate sustainability into their daily business. The event will be hosted at a special venue, the Impact Hub Ruhr in Essen. The Impact Hub team joined the initial CSR workshop back in 2016 before even founding the company and now manages a unique co-working and innovation space. Situated in the heart of the Metropole Ruhr the Impact Hub Ruhr represents a global community of entreprneurs that is striving to generate positive impact for society while doing good business.

The evening event will feature:

  • Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitisation, Innovation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • exciting startups from NRW that represent best practices in their industry, e.g. FOND OF, ichó and many others
  • Business Angels with an eye for sustainable business ideas and promising founding teams
  • Insights into innovative CSR tools that we have developed and tested with companies over the past three years

If you would like to join the celebration, please register here until 19 October 2018.

Date: 30 October 2018

Time: 6 – 9pm

Place: Impact Hub Ruhr, Hollestr. 1, 45127 Essen, Germany

The event is free of charge and will be held in German. Snack and drinks will be provided.

For further information, please contact Patrick Bottermann.