Simon Berkler is an expert for transformation and organisational innovation. Since many years, he has been dealing with transformation and change issues from a systemic and integral perspective. In 2015, he co-founded the transformation consultancy TheDive (www.thedive.com). Before, he held several management positions at the strategy agency diffferent, where he accompanied a broad variety of international businesses in the area of brand and communication strategy. Simon is supporter of the Impact Hub Berlin and co-founder of B Corp in Germany.
Andreas Renner Andreas is deeply rooted in the impact investing and social business development community. He runs a think tank & advisory company on social investing, GEXSI (The Global Exchange for Social Investment), with a focus on base-of-the-pyramid markets. As part of this engagement, Andreas was involved as interim manager in a number of social start-ups, among others in the areas of innovative nutrition, biodiversity or low-cost housing solutions.
After having turned GEXSI into a Certified B Corporation in 2014, Andreas teamed up with B Lab Europe to build the German B Corp movement (www.bcorporation.eu / www.goodbusiness.news).
Andreas has a PhD in political economy. Prior to joining GEXSI he worked for an international business consultancy specialized on multistakeholder dialogue development.
B Corp – Using the power of business as a force for good: The B Corp movement gathers companies, which voluntarily meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corp was launched in the US in 2007, has been rolled out in South-America, Australia & NZ, and has now started officially in Europe. Globally, there is a growing community of more than 1,400 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and 130 industries working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. In Germany, the first 10 B Corps already have been certified and doubtlessly many more will follow.
In their talk, Simon and Andreas will take a look at what they call “next generation business”. They will explain the B Corp approach and how this network of likeminded companies helps to shape our future economy. In the meantime, find out more at www.bcorporation.net.