Within only 2 days Africa GreenTec respectively Torsten Schreiber, our CEO and Founder, was awarded with two prestigious prizes: the “Vordenker” Leserpreis 2021 of portfolio institutionell Verlag (to Torsten Schreiber) and the Sustainable Impact Award (to Africa GreenTec). We are incredibly happy about these two great recognitions and would like to tell you a bit more about the prizes and their awards in the following.
We appreciate this honor very much, especially since the award primarily honors thought leaders who have rendered outstanding services to institutional investment through personal and political commitment and who have initiated groundbreaking innovations.
At Africa GreenTec, we think holistically. We see that aspects such as environmental and social impact, climate protection, development aid, mitigating the wave of refugees, renewable energies, energy efficiency and creating prospects for people are mutually dependent, and we try to create the greatest possible impact and sustainable empowerment in each area. This is probably also what ultimately convinced the readers of portfolio institutionell about their choice.
On September 1, the time had come. The readers’ award ceremony was held in Berlin. Aida and Torsten Schreiber, Wolfgang Rams (COO and Co-Founder) and Jörg Puschmann (Senior Manager, Crowdfunding) made their way to Berlin to receive the prestigious award in person.
And there is another piece of good news: Besides winning the Vordenker-Preis 2021 of portfolio institutionell Verlag, we are now officially the winners of the Sustainable Impact Award in the category “Impact on Earth” of Wirtschaftswoche. Another great appreciation that we are also hugely happy about.
With the “Sustainable Impact Award”, Wirtschaftswoche and Generali support the relevance of corporate sustainability and show how the course for sustainable business models and social responsibility is already being set in German SMEs. The aim of the initiative is to honor SME pioneers in the field of corporate sustainability.
The awards are a great appreciation for medium-sized companies that assume social and ecological responsibility
The “Sustainable Impact Award” is based on personal initiative. Medium-sized companies that believe they meet the selection criteria can apply for the award. All submissions are then carefully reviewed and evaluated by scientific partners using a developed methodology. A top-class jury then decides on the winners.
Furthermore, there are several categories at the “Sustainable Impact Award” or SIA, for short. Besides the categories Impact on Humans, Impact of Product and the two special awards SME EnterPrize and THSN NewComer (Refugee Start-Ups), there is the category Impact on Earth, for which we are nominated this year.
Every day, we work with high motivation on the realization and implementation of our vision and are very happy when our work is appreciated, especially by other people who are active in social entrepreneurship. We strongly believe that sustainable and responsible businesses are the way forward and we are happy to be part of the change.