Newsletter 7/2015

Newsletter | July 2015
Newsletter | July 2015
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Dear Reader,

I was invited by MEP Dr. Paul Rübig to the hearing “The EU budget and SMEs” on the 15th of July in the European Parliament in Brussels. The topics were “EU financial support for SMEs” and “A new approach to supporting start-ups: How can the EU budget do better?” Many different programmes and initiatives were launched to help SMEs in Europe to run their business, create new jobs and to generate more economic growth. Around this hearing I had some meetings with EU politicians and decision makers about integrating the EU institutions in the initiative around the SEA and vice versa. With our strategic partner EU-InnovatE, one of the EU´s flagship research projects, we are already working together and from this base we are planning the next steps to combine our forces for creating a liveable future.


Submit now!
Submit now and get the chance to win an award, get tailor-made funds or find an investor!

The submission process for the SEA 2015 is running until 31st of August. We search for people and companies, who are shaping the world of today and tomorrow with their innovative, sustainable and profitable ideas and projects.

We are happy to announce that in addition to the award and the prize money of 10,000 Euro, we support our submitters to find investors, search for tailor-made funds and provide consultancy services.

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Our new media partner
We are happy to win Forbes as a new media partner for our initiative.
Peter Barecz
CEO Forbes (Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia)

We at Forbes believe that doing the reputable business magazine in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and most recently in Austria, as well as standing for the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Forbes is the right channel to foster the regional dialogue on the topic of sustainability. We are happy to promote SEA project across the region of central Europe and thus help to discover great new stories and ideas that could contribute to better well-being of everyone on this planet.

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Our new SEA endorsers
We warmly welcome our new SEA-endorsers who support our initiative to create for our children and grandchildren a better, sustainable future.
Komm. Rat. Peter Hanke
CEO Wien Holding

Sustainable management means to assume responsibility for us and future generations. It is our big task to point the way, so our children and grandchildren find the quality of life, which is at least as good, if not better, as the quality we, life in today. This means in practice, social, economic, and ecological aspects have to be adjusted and brought to a common denominator. If this is successful we are heading to a sustainable future.

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Alexander Schütz
CEO and member of the board, C-QUADRAT Investment AG

“Sustainability creates fair framework conditions for economic growth, social fairness and a livable future.”

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Recommended reading list
Will our children have it better?

Up until the present, one thought has unified parents all over the world: that their children should have it better than themselves. And today? What will the future of our children look like?

This book edited by Franz Fischler and Wolfgang Lutz is available at bookshops and online.

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SEA gala 2015
The date for the next SEA Gala 2015 is fixed. On November 12th, in the “Wiener Sofiensäle”, the most innovative and sustainable business models will be awarded for the 4th time in a row. Next to the presentation of the best projects, the guests can look forward again to a multi-course gala dinner and a breath-taking evening show. Save your table now and support not only this initiative but use this platform as well to expand your network. For further information regarding tables and tickets for the SEA gala, please contact


Thanks to our partners:
You could be the Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year 2015!

Following the SEA's impressive result in 2014, we are again looking for new sustainable projects and innovative companies. If you want to be a part of this new movement, we look forward to receiving your submission.

Please visit our website or Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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