FGF Sustainable Entrepreneurship working group
Borderstep is a member of the Association for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Research (Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung = FGF), the leading scientific association for start-ups and entrepreneurship in German-speaking countries.
Not least thanks to the dedication of FGF, 120 “start-up professorships” have been established in Germany, as well as numerous other activities at German-speaking universities and colleges. FGF will continue to promote the establishment of research and teaching about business start-ups at German universities and colleges.
FGF can also point to further successes: entrepreneurial spirit has made its way into German universities and noticeably enhanced awareness of and openness to the topic of business start-ups. In addition, research on entrepreneurship has resulted in a number of important findings useful in economic policy and for entrepreneurship in practice.
Dr. Klaus Fichter of the Borderstep Institute and Dr. Stefan Schaltegger of Leuphana University of Lüneburg jointly initiated the working group Sustainable Entrepreneurship, whose goal is to organize high-quality exchange between scientists and to contribute to forming networks encompassing research and practice in the areas of “sustainable entrepreneurship,” “eco-entrepreneurship,” “green entrepreneurship”, and “environmental/sustainable innovations”.
Dr. Fichter serves as chair of the working group.
Special Issue on Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures 21.10.2020
The Journal of Cleaner Production is planning a special issue to evaluate and forecast the impact of start-ups on sustainability. Borderstep director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is guest editor. Proposals can be submitted. More
Green start-ups need more tailwind 21.07.2020
An article on the Bertelsmann Foundation's innovation platform presents the Green Startup Monitor 2020. The team of authors analyzes which forms of funding help the community. One example is the StartGreen Award, which Borderstep has been presenting since 2015 as part of the Startup Week Germany. More