How unlikely allies collaborate to shape a future that works for all
2 October 2019 - Impact Hub Berlin

Bethmann Bank and Impact Hub Berlin collaborate in event series “Rethinking social responsibility”

In September, in collaboration with our Impact Partner, Bethmann Bank AG, Impact Hub Berlin launched the event series “Bethmann Forum: Rethinking social responsibility”. The  series aims to rethink the spectrum of social engagement – from traditional philanthropy to Corporate Social Responsibility – and encourage collaboration between unlikely allies.

Nicolas von Loeper, member of the Board-Bethman Bank AG, holds his opening speech

The evening kicked-off with Nicolas Löper, Member of the Board at Bethmann Bank speaking about his personal motivation to commit to sustainable practices. Next, Dr. Verena Schuler, Member of the Advisory Board for Sustainability at Bethmann Bank, shared her perspective on the importance of rethinking how we do business. Finally, our own Leon Reiner, Founder and Managing Director at Impact Hub Berlin transitioned the conversation to social entrepreneurship and explained how it can be a tool to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our times.

In the second half of the event, we invited  four social enterprises from the region of Lower Saxony to pitch their work in shaping a sustainable future: Mobile Retter e.V., Avoid Waste, UNTER EINEM DACH gUG und WirGarten e.V. Each one concluded with a challenge they currently face, encouraging event participants to collectively ideate possible solutions. 

Working together, attendees brainstormed an array of solutions and next steps for the challenges presented by the startups. The diverse professional backgrounds and expertise of the audience were key to fruitful discussions, expanding horizons and networks throughout the evening. It was an event full of mutual learning and inspiration for Bethmann clients and impact startups alike. 

The Bethmann Forum series is part of the Impact Partnership between Impact Hub Berlin and Bethmann Bank – aiming to inspire customers and employees of Bethmann Bank around the topics of social entrepreneurship and sustainability. By becoming an Impact Partner of Impact Hub Berlin, Bethmann Bank is actively integrated into the ecosystem of the Impact Hub global network. Through this partnership, Impact Hub Berlin and Bethmann Bank show how unlikely allies can collaborate to shape a future that works for all.

If your company is interested in becoming an Impact Partner of Impact Hub Berlin or hosting an event with us, please contact Sophie Münzberg for further information.