SEA – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award
With the SEA, we are specifically looking for companies, projects and ideas on the international stage which solve a social or an ecological problem in combination with an innovative and profitable business model. In this way, they create added value for both society and the economy.
This is the perfect combination of sustainability AND commercial success. Sustainable entrepreneurship is a crucial factor in growth, profit and innovation, ensuring that companies are no longer part of the problem, but part of the solution.
In future, companies which orientate their strategies and goals towards the principles of sustainable entrepreneurship will gain a clear competitive advantage. With the SEA, we are strengthening this awareness while at the same time promoting meaningful and responsible economic growth.
In contrast to many national CSR and climate protection prizes, we also clearly view the SEA as a European initiative.
Around 98% of the European economy is based on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and as such, these companies are the backbone of the European economic system and the basis for our prosperity. If we want to continue to enjoy the standard of living we have become used to and maintain an acceptable social system, innovation and sustainability are the key.