Splendid technology, but change needs much more

It is a very promising and interesting trend to invest into single social enterprises and into technology. If both “pieces”come together, it is even better and it does not take too long until everyone talks about it. Many conferences highlight these trends, especially when it comes to social enterprises and technical solutions – both are…

Social Entrepreneurship has many faces

 This week I participated in the Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship conference in Berlin. Besides the official workshops and speeches given in the big glass building of the Allianzforum I had the possibility to speak to many social entrepreneurs cooperating with investors, traditional NGOs and Corporate enterprises. It is fascinating to see how all are looking…

Luxury and social change in Zermatt – dare to care

Zermatt, Switzerland. Sounds luxurious. Somehow a destination for a few people at the top of the pyramid. Impressive mountains that seem to be accessible just for a few people – too far away for all those living in poverty. But in these days Zermatt is also the location of changemakers, of people who want to…

Are you a Conference Sleeper?

During the last years I have visited several international conferences. Good agenda, good locations, interesting presentation titles. But what happened sometimes: after two, three slides offered by a presenter, I got tired and bored. Not necessarily, because the presenters had nothing to tell, but simply due to the fact that the type of presentation and…