Constanze Trautwein, researcher Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Borderstep Institute

Constanze Trautwein

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).

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).


Constanze Trautwein
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