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CSR Hub NRW Launches Toolbox on CSR for Startups and SMEs

After three years of operation, the CSR Hub NRW has bundled the most significant CSR tools and best practices in an easy to use tool box for startups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The CSR Hub NRW Toolbox is now available on CSR Hub to refresh knowledge or support the launch of a CSR strategy for the first time.

Since 2016, more than 160 SMEs and startups have taken part in workshops and seminars organised by the CSR Hub NRW. They have become acquainted with many practical techniques and instruments relating to CSR knowledge, communication and marketing, sustainable supply chain management as well as innovation and work culture.

In cooperation with trend-setting companies from NRW and from many hours of intensive workshops, the CSR Hub team has translated the essence of the content into an easy-to-implement format. In four chapters structured according to the main topics, companies of all types and sizes can now quickly and easily find inspiration for best practices and the implementation of concrete CSR measures in their own companies. The beta version of the Toolbox can already be used at here. The final version will be online by the end of April in our library.

The CSR Hub NRW was supported by the state government of NRW and informed more than 160 young companies from NRW about the entrepreneurial opportunities of CSR from 2016 to the end of 2018. The project partners CSCP and Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) jointly implemented the project until its final event on 30 October 2018.

Through the tool box, as well as BAND’s new information and experimentation space for sustainable companies in NRW , the work of the CSR Hub will continue to impact startups and SMEs in their CSR-strategy.

Please contact Patrick Bottermann for further questions.