The mission of Ecopreneur.eu is to pursue advocacy activities with an influence on sustainable development and the green economy, advance the interests of green SMEs and green economy projects across Europe, and work towards improving environmental standards.
The organization is quickly growing and now holds seven associations from different countries of the European Union: UnternehmensGrün (Germany), Grüne Wirtschaft (Austria), Entreprendre Vert (France), MVO Nederland (Netherlands), SANNAS (Spain), SEA (Belgium) and Circular Hungary. Through Ecopreneur.eu these associations strengthen the voice of sustainable business in Brussels.
Under the roof of Ecopreneur.eu, more than 3000 sustainable businesses are represented – mostly SMEs. These are truly ethical companies striving for offering sustainable products and services in order to solve societal challenges and mitigate climate change.
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 UnternehmensGrün e.V. (Germany), Ecopreneur.eu was founded. In 2016 Ecopreneur.eu acquired official legal status as an “association internationale sans but lucratif” (aisbl), a non-profit non-governmental organization under Belgian law.
The team of Ecopreneur.eu – consisting of board members, experts and management – work closley together to help set framework conditions on EU, national and regional level for a sustainable economy.
The Netherlands: MVO Nederland/De Groene Zaak is the largest network of sustainable businesses in The Netherlands. They take up initiatives to achieve breakthroughs, show what is possible and what is still needed to realize a sustainable economy.
France: Entreprendre Vert (founded 2005) is the French Green Business and Entrepreneurs’ Association. It aims at promoting a more sustainable economy through an open, non-profit network.
Belgium: Sustainable Economy Association (SEA) aims to accelerate the economic transition towards a sustainable economic model. SEA intends to be a change agent and a counterpart to more traditional and other change adverse business stakeholders.
Hungary: The Foundation for Circular Economy was established with the primary goat to foster and to accelerate the transition of the Hungarian enterprises and economy to a circular and resource-efficient economy.
Austria: Grüne Wirtschaft (founded 1999) is the organization of green entrepreneurs and freelancers in Austria. It represents the interests of more than 650 members. The association is active in the green fraction of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
Germany: UnternehmensGrün is the German federal association of green economy (founded 1992). UnternehmensGrün is a nonpartisan, non-profit and financially independent entrepreneurs’ association.
Spain: SANNAS is a Business Association, founded in 2015, that aims to promote Triple Bottom Line Companies. Triple Bottom Line is an accounting framework with three parts: social, environmental and financial. SANNAS provides a wide range of services, such as training, communication or networking.