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A little bit of history, our statutes, board members, team and our member organizations.


Mission and organisation is the political voice of European sustainable businesses. The mission of is to pursue advocacy activities with an influence on sustainable development and the green economy, advance the interests of sustainable SMEs and green economy projects across Europe, and work towards improving environmental standards. The organisation currently holds seven associations from different EU member states: Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft – BNW (Germany), Grüne Wirtschaft (Austria), Entreprendre Vert (France), MVO Nederland  (Netherlands), Coalition Ecopreneur-Kaya (Belgium), CirEko (Sweden) and the Responsible Business Forum (Estonia). Through these associations strengthen the voice of sustainable business in Brussels.

Under the roof of, more than 3000 sustainable businesses are represented – mostly SMEs. The companies are all committed to delivering sustainable products and services in order to solve societal challenges and mitigate climate change, and support the transformation of the current economic system. has a focus on circular economy and sustainable finance. Click here for a 4-pager on and here for a 3-pager on our Low-Carbon Circular Economy Advocacy Group.


The European Sustainable Business Federation is the only cross sectoral business organization advocating ambitious implementation of sustainable economy policies to achieve systemic change at the EU level and in the member states.

On the initiative of Grüne Wirtschaft (Austria), Entreprendre Vert (France) and Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft – BNW e.V. (Germany), was founded. In 2016 acquired official legal status as an “association internationale sans but lucratif” (aisbl), a non-profit non-governmental organization under Belgian law.


The team of – consisting of board members, experts and management – work closely together to help set framework conditions on EU, national and regional level for a sustainable economy.

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