Grüne Wirtschaft (GW©) is the organisation of green entrepreneurs and freelancers in Austria. It represents the interests of freelancers as well as small businesses. Also, GW© is active in the green fraction of The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. The organisation campaigns for a sustainable way of economic activity following the core values of ecology, fairness, self-determination, non-violence, feminism and diversity. GW´s © work is guided by the principles of the Austrian Green Party. It affiliates itself with the green movement, it is, however, not a member of the green party but a legally distinct, friendly organisation. GW© welcomes and is open to businesses and freelancers also outside the traditional array of political parties.
By means of public relations, GW© actively contributes to the economic-political discussion in Austria, presents concrete and realistic economic-political proposals and thus influences the shaping of the Austrian economic framework conditions. GW© offers its members various networking possibilities, e.g. exchange of opinions and business opportunities, further education and the chance to actively contribute to the organisation´s political work.
A – 1060 Wien
T: +43 (0)1 – 523 47 28-0
F: +43 (0)1 – 523 47 28-9
Entreprendre Vert (EV©) was founded in 2005 in order to reinforce the dialogue between the economic world and other societal stakeholders. It is an association for entrepreneurs who are involved in sustainable development. EV© allows its members to benefit from this progress and to strengthen the voice of sustainable and ecological entrepreneurialism.
The association counts approximately one hundred active members and reaches, via PR-activities and networking, several thousands of entrepreneurs, legal representatives, students and associations. EV´s © field of activity lies in the organisation of meetings, networking activities and cross-sector exchange. It supports entrepreneurs, co-organises workshops for legal representatives and entrepreneurs, publishes policy papers and recommendations, and organizes competitions and rewards for innovative projects. Together with its members, EV© develops local, practical solutions, ideas and innovative practices for the 21st century. Since its foundation 2005, more than 70 events were organized by EV©, over ten projects were carried out and accompanied and hundreds of entrepreneurs found good contacts thanks to EV©.
117 Avenue d’Italie
F – 75013 Paris
T: +33 6 79 45 21 99
UnternehmensGrün (UG©) – the German Federal association of green economy – was founded as early as 1992. Representing more than 170 members, UG© campaigns for the protection of the environment and a sustainable economy. UG© is a nonpartisan, non-profit and financially independent entrepreneurs association.
Together with the experts from within the ranks of its members and the executive board, UG© contributes to the legislative process, is consulted in hearings of the German parliament (Bundestag) and develops concepts for sustainable economic development.
UG© is in constant dialogue with policy-makers, both at state and federal level. The members are mainly small and medium-sized businesses. In addition to political lobby work, UG© facilitates and enables cross-sector networking opportunities and information exchange for its members. Furthermore, UG© strives to increase public awareness by actively promoting key topics of green economy.
D – 10117 Berlin
T: +49 (0) 30 – 325 99 683
F: +49 (0) 30 – 325 99 682