Speaker: Michael Vollmann, Ashoka Deutschland gGmbH Johannes Weber, Social Venture Management GmbH Peter Parwan, LOHAS Lifestyle
Non-profit company Ashoka GmbH supports personally committed individuals who are highly motivated to reduce social problems in German-speaking countries. The “Ashoka fellows” are chosen by Ashoka employees, such as speaker Mr. Michael Vollmann, due to their sustainable achievements in improving social and ecological efficiency for a three-years funding. Every individual taking responsibility for the community and contributing to the improvement of the efficiency of the social welfare system is opened the chance to gain financial assistance by Ashoka. The Social Venture Fund provides private equity to already established, self-supporting business models aiming at social and ecological sustainability. With reference to current investment projects, founder Johannes Weber himself will present his investment philosophy, selection criteria and activities supporting Ashoka’s portfolio projects, particularly with regard to the so-called “smart capital”.