Newsletter 7/2016

Newsletter | July 2016
Newsletter | July 2016
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SUBMIT NOW - Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award 2016

With the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award 2016, we are searching 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 awards and the prize money of 10,000 euros our submitters have the chance to find an investor or get public funding.

Innovative and sustainable entrepreneurs can use the free short submission. Submissions for this year are being accepted until August 31st.

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Jury 2016
We are happy to present our distinguished jury for the SEA 2016. We are very happy to have such a competent and diverse panel of judges for the selection process.
SEA Jury Chairmanship
Catlin Powers

Co-Founder & CEO One Earth Designs; Program Leader, Center for Health & the Global Environment, Harvard University
SEA Jury Members
Yi Jiang

Executive Deputy Director, General Manager XIN Center, Tsinghua University
Frank-Martin Belz

Chair of Corporate Sustainability, Technical University of Munich – TUM School of Management, EU-InnovatE Project Leader
Haifeng Huang

Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Ministry of Land and Resources People's Republic of China, Executive Director in the Ecological Development Union International
Alojz Peterle

Member of the European Parliament
René Schmidpeter

Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and CSR Subject, Leader CSR & Sustainability, Cologne Business School
Samuel O Idowu

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, London Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor, University of Finance and Economics China
Lambert van Nistelrooij

Member of the European Parliament
Herwig Langanger

Managing Director from the Austrian daily newspaper 'Die Presse'
Bradley Googins

Associate Professor Boston College Carroll School of Management (Ret)
Wilfried Sihn

Managing Director Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
SEA advisory board
Franz Fischler

President of the European Forum Alpbach
Brigitte Mohn

Executive Board member Bertelsmann Stiftung
Liangrong Zu

CSR expert, Senior Program Officer Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Program International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
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News from our Strategy-Partner EU-InnovatE
Article: Against all odds: Realizing entrepreneurial solutions for ecological and social problems

TUM Management Insight publishes 'Against all odds: Realizing entrepreneurial solutions for ecological and social problems'. The article is co-authored by Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz, co-ordinator of EU-InnovatE, and Julia Binder. In the executive summary, the authors explore how sustainable entrepreneurs alleviate ecological and social problems by means of their entrepreneurial activity.

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Oikos case writing competition: Polarstern Energy – Sustainable Change Led by Innovative Entrepreneurs

The EU-InnovatE case 'Polarstern Energy – Sustainable Change Led by Innovative Entrepreneurs' wins first prize at the oikos case writing competition. The case introduces students to Polarstern, a renewable energy start-up that follows a triple bottom line approach. It highlights several challenges for sustainable entrepreneurs and raises awareness to the trade-offs involved when entering the market and marketing a novel sustainable service.

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Special relaxing offer from our partner – VAMED Vitality World
Special relaxing offer for all our busy and stressed entrepreneurs from our partner – VAMED Vitality World– with an exclusive reservation code

TAUERN SPA Zell am See – Kaprun

With its spectacular modern architecture the TAUERN SPA Zell am See - Kaprun fits perfectly within the unique natural landscape at the edge of the Kitzsteinhorn. It is an exclusive 4-star-superior resort hotel with a modern SPA Water and Sauna World with indoor and outdoor areas stretching across 20,000sqm. Highlight is the Hotel Panorama SPA with its Skyline infinity pool with stunning uninterrupted views of the vast mountains and blue skies beyond. The Alpin Vital SPA & Cosmetic offers body- and beauty treatments and 5 restaurants & bars combine exotic, international flavours with the local aromas of Austrian cuisine.

Experience unforgettable moments in the 4-star-superior resort – 1 overnight stay from EUR 127,00 per person and night including all TAUERN SPA inclusive services.


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Event tip
World Water Week 2016

When: 28 August – 2 September 2016
Where: Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week 2016 will focus on 'Water for Sustainable Growth', and will include over 140 events on subjects such as finance, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, integrity, gender issues, climate change, energy, sanitation, food, conflict resolution and water management.

Following on from the UN's theme of 'Water and Jobs' at World Water Day on 22 March 2016, Water Week considers this theme in the context of sustainable growth, in relation to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 to 'promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all'. Water Week will also follow up on implementation of the water-related SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Online registrations are open till 27 August. World Water Week takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, every year, and is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). In 2015, over 3,000 individuals and close to 300 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week.

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Recommended reading list
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

by Teresa Chahine (2016)

Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions brought to market by new startups and existing organizations, both for-profit and non-profit.

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship summarizes the basic steps and tools needed to understand the challenge you are tackling, develop potential solutions, build a business model, measure, and grow your impact. Featuring case studies and interviews with leaders in the field, this comprehensive guide spans multiple sectors, including health, the environment, education, agriculture, commerce, finance, and retail. Designed for readers of all backgrounds, this book will change the way you look at today’s world and what you do about it.

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Thanks to our partners:
You could be the Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year 2016!

Following the SEA's impressive result in 2015, 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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