A sustainable business model right from the start
Many start-ups communicate a clear commitment to sustainability from day one. Founders often feel both the intrinsic need for and the purpose of a sustainable business model, as well as the external expectations from investors and customers. To navigate this tension between sustainability requirements and stakeholder expectations, we support start-ups with our product portfolio in finding their individual sustainable path.
At the same time, w also help investors integrate sustainability as a consistent variable into their investment portfolio to minimize the risk exposure of their assets.
Veramaris und Agrilution are two companies with sustainability in their corporate DNA that we have supported since day one.
To integrate sustainability holistically in a new company from the very beginning, it is necessary to have investors who think beyond classic valuation models for risk capital allocation to support goal-oriented sustainable start-up development. We evaluate which investors are suitable for you and at the same time promote the knowledge transfer from experienced best-practice start-ups. Conversely, we also help investors to identify suitable start-ups for their sustainable investment portfolio.
Especially in the founding phase of start-ups, it is not easy to keep track of the many challenging topics. For a better impression of how your company or a potential company investment is positioned regarding sustainability, fors.earth offers a quick check that identifies hotspots and shows pragmatic solutions.
To integrate sustainability challenges consistently, start-ups need to anchor them in their business model. Corresponding criteria and indicator models are necessary to design business cases in a sustainable manner along the economic, ecological and social dimensions. We analyse the specific design requirements along the entire value chain of your start-up and support you during the implementation.