Designing sustainable business models

Our advice for companies that want to rethink

Sustainability is a key factor in entrepreneurial activity. Viable, successful business models no longer focus solely on economic sustainability, but also on the ecological and social impact.

We support companies in the Coesfeld district to lead the way in the transformation – and show requirements, approaches, (funding) opportunities and positive entrepreneurial effects of sustainable business.

After all, the motivation for more sustainability in companies can come from very different directions:

  • Competitiveness: Consumers, investors and also skilled workers are increasingly favouring companies that strive for sustainability and environmental awareness. Companies that are leaders in this area can strengthen their position in the market.
  • Reputation and image: Sustainability is an important component of a positive corporate image and a good reputation. Companies that drive forward the sustainable transformation and present themselves as responsible gain the trust and loyalty of their customers and stakeholders.
  • Efficiency and cost reduction: By reducing waste and emissions, using energy and resources efficiently and utilising renewable energies, companies can reduce their costs and increase their profitability.
  • Risk management: Companies that embrace sustainable transformation are better able to manage risks associated with environmental issues, political change and social conflict. They can respond more quickly to unforeseen events and adapt their business models to remain successful in a changing market.
  • Securing the future: Sustainability is also important to secure the long-term future of companies and society as a whole. Companies that are committed to sustainability are in a better position to respond to the challenges of climate change and other environmental issues and to organise their business in a sustainable and future-proof way.
  • Reporting obligations: More and more companies are obliged to report on their sustainability measures and results. In the EU, reporting obligations are increasing, primarily due to the expansion of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The CSRD expands the content and the group of companies affected. In the coming years, this will also increase the obligations for SMEs to report on their impact on the environment and climate. In addition, investors and stakeholders increasingly expect sustainability reporting. Companies that perform well in this area can position themselves as responsible and sustainable companies and gain the trust of their investors and customers.

A comprehensive overview of the opportunities for companies to operate in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner can be found at

You can find out which options are suitable for your individual needs and how companies can overcome challenges on the way to sustainable business practices: We will be happy to advise you!

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