With the climate strikes and Greta’s rallies for climate protection in 2019, the public debate about climate change and sustainability issues has picked up tremendously last year. As the world is currently getting used to a new reality, the topic of sustainability will become all the more important to secure competitiveness and the long-term success of any business with a view to the longer-term future.

How relevant is the topic of sustainability for startups? What challenges are they facing to integrate social and environmental concerns into their products, principles, and value chains? And further, what are relevant catalysts for the whole industry to become more sustainable and how are startups – already today – working on sustainability in their companies?

Dr. Thomas Melde, Managing Partner at akzente & Miki Yokoyama, Managing Partner at TechFounders

TechFounders, the Startup Accelerator Program of the entrepreneurship center “UnternehmerTUM” and the sustainability consulting company akzente have examined these and other questions in a European-wide survey and have published the results in their first Whitepaper “Sustainability in Startups”.

You can find the full press release on the Whitepaper here. (German only)

You can download the full Whitepaper “Sustainability in Startups” here.