Constanze Trautwein has been a member of the scientific team at the Borderstep Institute in the area of Sustainable Entrepreneurship since February 2017.
Before joining Borderstep she worked in the transport and logistics industry as an executive assistant and manager in international business development at DB Cargo AG. Furthermore, she was last responsible for the scaling and the further development of the impact-oriented business model of the social start-up Ackerdemia.
Her five years’ business experience has shown her that the concept of sustainable entrepreneurship is commonly needed to secure a sustainable future and to make a real difference in business attitude. Thus, she focuses her theoretical and applied research on sustainability impact assessments for start-ups (project GreenUpInvest) as well as the development and testing of interactive tools and methods for sustainable business modelling. Furthermore, she is responsible for the Green Economy Start-up monitor published by Borderstep (project Green Economy Gründungsmonitor).
In her spare time, she occasionally works as pro bono business coach for startsocial.
Having grown up in sunny southwest Germany, Constanze Trautwein had already discovered her passion for the Spanish-speaking world during her Erasmus studies at Universidad de Alcala de Henares (UAH). She combined this with her professional interests from the very beginning: Her degree thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility in Peru was awarded the Plansecur Foundation Science Prize in 2012. Constanze Trautwein holds a master’s degree in international business studies from Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).
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
Green Startup Monitor 2020 15.07.2020
The key findings of our Green Startup Monitor 2020 are now available in English! Read about the key hurdles and the measures we recommend. More
Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019
The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More