Ecopreneur.eu and 350.org are joining forces on World Environment Day (June 5, 2015) at Impact Hub Barcelona, to bring the successful “Divestment” campaign to Spain, and take it to the next level along the process by merging it with the funding of green businesses. Divest from fossil fuels, invest in green business.
Organizer: Ecopreneur.eu, the European network of green business, an umbrella organization of national entities promoting the Green Economy within the EU, including: UnternehmensGrün (Germany), Entreprendre Vert (France), Grüne Wirtschaft (Austria) and Greenbiz (Spain).
Main partners: 350.org, through its local chapter in Barcelona 350BCN, Triodos Bank, and GLS Bank.
Goal: to link the “divest from fossil fuels” movement, led by 350.org in 188 countries worldwide, with the “invest in green business” one, led by Ecopreneur.eu; by presenting alternatives to responsible investors under the form of green businesses (SMEs) from Ecopreneur’s network.
Start-ups participating from Ecopreneur’s network:
- Spain (Greenbiz): EcoHortum, IWOP, Growinpallet, Moves to Slow Fashion
- Germany (UnternehmensGrün): Blyss Chocolate
- Austria (Grüne Wirtschaft): Wohnwagon
- Holanda (De Groene Zaak): African Clean Energy
- France (Entreprendre Vert): Pur Projet & Treez
Addressed to: green start-ups and SMEs, eco-investors and committed citizens.
Key topics: Divestment, Green Business, Climate Movement, Green Economy
Hashtags: #InvestGreen (hashtag of the event); others: #WED2015 #divest #greenbusiness
Twitter accounts: @ecopreneurEU @350bcn @350 @greenbiz_es @hubbcn
Venue: Impact Hub Barcelona. Plaça Reial, 18. Barcelona.