Radikal Regional

Lokale Produzenten und Gastronomen wieder näher zusammen zu bringen und lokale Produkte besser vermarkten … das are eines der Ziele der Veranstaltung der Klima und Energiemodellregion Saalachtal. Rund 50 Personen trafen sich an dem sonnigen Vormittag in Saalfelden um sich zum Thema auszutauschen. Im Rahmen der Arbeiten von Monon e.U. durfte ich dabei gemeinsam mit Read More …

environmental sustainability in sport and culture and events: another tragedy of the common

Nested sustainability With this year’s group of students, I have been exploring in depth again, what it means to be sustainable in Sport, Culture or Event Management. My course was based on the idea of nested sustainability. This idea, which is also illustrated in the graphic on the left, is having the assumption, that there Read More …

The rights of Nature – a possible solution to the worlds ecological crisis

Introduction The solution I would like to discuss in this assignment brings us deep into the fields of environmentalism, saving the world’s ecosystems and into the field of law. I am going to summarize the worldwide ongoing “Rights of Nature” movement, which intends to revolutionize the jurisdiction systems, granting basic rights to nature or even Read More …

Doughnut Economics

Decreasing relevance of mainstream economy The reasoning and explanations of economics concerns the life of all people across the world, as Michaels states ‘economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel and act’ (Michaels, 2011, p. 9). However, economic theory evolved and changed its perspective and arguments several times over history, placing Read More …

Two Schools of thought of Social Business

As with so many concept in the world, also Social Business is a term which can have multiple meanings dependent on the context of the person, who uses it. I’ve realized that first time during a conversation with an American impact investor from the Wallstreet. He explained me with firm conviction that what we do Read More …

Research Handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility has been published

It is my pleasure to announce that on January 26th 2018 the research handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility has been published to which I had the pleasure of contributing an article. I got in touch with the publishers of the handbook in spring 2015 and had the pleasure of presenting my insights in Nepal’s Read More …

5 types of social businesses

Social Business Types While working with start-ups I’ve experienced two types of approaches to design a social business: Either the business plan is following a good old schoolbook approach and often risks running short in terms of the impact it is making: it’s well developed in terms of the production process, product design and the Read More …

Sustainability in Sport-, Culture and Event Management

“What exactly is sustainability?”, “How sustainable are big sport events?” and “What can managers in sports, culture and event management contribute to sustainability?” where some of the questions the master’s students in sports, culture and event management at the university of applied science in Kufstein dealt with during my lecture on sustainability. Throughout the lecture Read More …

Youth guide to starting a social business

In Fall 2015 I participated in the name of VHS Bhaktapur in an Erasmus+ exchange for youth workers organized by Net in Action in Italy. The five days training was all under the main question: how can social entrepreneurship help youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) finding their place in society. I spontaneously Read More …

A Brief Institutional Analysis on Social Businesses as Option for Start-Ups in Nepal

This paper has been presented during Nepal’s firs international conference on Social Entrepreneurship, which has happend in Nepal in July 2016. The paper is based on some small grass-roots analysis I’ve been conducting in Summer 2015. It shows that almost half of the analysied social busines are employment oriented: The paper concludes, that even though Read More …