Now is the time for impact angel investors
Flexible and mobile power - based on 2nd-life Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries.
Today, I am super happy to announce the launch of 'betteries', the newest Venture of Heartbeat Investments.
Alexander Gerst’s letter to his grandchildren
How Alexander Gerst is motivating me to support all those entrepreneurs who are on a mission to leave our great planet in a better shape. This is my 2019 appeal to all of us.
Will the first Global Impact Unicorn* come from the Nordics?
I had the great privilege to discuss this question with creative and courageous founders, environmental activists and other leaders of the Nordic Impact Ecosystem at last week’s Nordic Tech Week here in Berlin.
Why food saving is hugely important for the climate
The other week, in my role as a member of the SIRPLUS advisory board, I was invited to the opening of their 2nd food saving store in Berlin. My expectations for the day were inspiring speeches, some drinks and snacks. Not quite...
25th anniversary of the “Triple Bottom Line” phrase
During my weekly reading, I frequently discover material which truly inspires, entertains or educates me. One of these “gold nuggets” was a recent HRB article by John Elkington: “25 years ago, I coined the phrase “Triple Bottom Line”. Here is why it...
Electric propulsion for African fishermen
Since 2007 the Siemens Foundation in cooperation with the Global Nature Fund, have been involved in a project to replace kerosene lamps, commonly used for night fishing at Lake Victoria in Africa, with solar powered LED lamps. Today, the Kenyan part of...
A world’s first in the last mile delivery
Did you know that customer transport to and from IKEA stores adds up to c.14% of IKEA’s total CO2 footprint? Not surprisingly, the Ikea group encourages its businesses to test and introduce highly innovative transport solutions for its customers as part of...
10 years NOW - Fuel cell - quo vadis?
The German hydrogen and fuel cell organisation (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology – NOW GmbH) – the organisation tasked by the German Government to promote and support the comprehensive introduction of the fuel cell technology into the market - celebrated...