CSR Meets Entrepreneurial Spirit

Business in the 21st century is strongly influenced by young entrepreneurs who shape the future with new business ideas and models. In this respect responsible management by entrepreneurs plays an increasingly important role driving innovation and investment.

In order to support this development, the CSCP and Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) are facilitating the CSR Hub NRW. The CSR Hub is one of five CSR competence centres in North Rhine-Westphalia. It offers free trainings & capacity building with respect to Corporate Social Responsibility, mainly focusing on helping start-ups, young SMEs, and their financial partners to see the value in CSR. The CSR Hub follows a holistic approach covering socially and ecologically responsible management that in turn supports economic success. In addition to covering general CSR information, it supports the development of Sustainable Business Models by focusing on the following areas:

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing and Communication in the CSR context
  • Recruiting and Human Resources

Furthermore, the CSR Hub NRW offers an ideal exchange platform to entrepreneurs and SMEs, who would like to manage their companies in a responsible and future-oriented way, as well as investors seeking attractive (impact) investments. It receives funding from the EU’s Regional Development Fond allowing it to offer its groundbreaking CSR information for all interested businesses entirely free of charge.