KfW Stiftung


"Living Roofs" at the Nature Conservation Exhibition
Financing social entrepreneurship

"Living Roofs" at the Wiesbaden Nature Conservation Exhibition

As part of the German Nature Conservation Day, the project "Living Roofs - Species-Rich and Diverse" will be present at the Wiesbaden Nature Conservation Exhibition.

This year, from May 31 to June 13, the Wiesbaden Environmental Office is organising the Nature Conservation Exhibition. The public event accompanying the German Nature Conservation Day will take place mainly digitally.
Under the motto " CITY-COUNTRY-RIVER - what kind of nature do we want?", the various lectures and pavilions will make the diverse possibilities of professional and voluntary involvement in nature conservation available to a broad public. The joint project "Living roofs - species-rich and diverse" by the Botanical Garden Frankfurt and the KfW Stiftung is also represented with its own digital stand.

Feel free to drop by our partner and neighbour and click through all the information about biodiversity green roofs, testing suitable wild plants and the cooperation between KfW Stiftung and the Botanical Garden.
The aim of the project is to make better use of the biodiversity on roof surfaces in the Rhine-Main region for native biodiversity through different structures.

You can visit the exhibition pavilion here. (Only in German)


Exhibition „Scales of Decay“ von Daniel Lie

From June 11 to July 11, Daniel Lie, fellow of the Artist-in-Residence programme, presents the exhibition "Scales of Decay" at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

Click here for more information about Daniel Lie and the exhibition.

For a visit, please use the time slot booking option on the Künstlerhaus Bethanien website.

Financing Social Entrepreneurship

Already in its third year, the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany (SEND e.V.) and KfW Stiftung want to promote the stakeholder dialogue on the topic of financing for social entrepreneurship. Access to matching financing instruments still remains a major challenge for social entrepreneurs.

Building on the results of the last financing conferences in 2019 and 2020 and the dynamic developments in the sector in recent years, we want to work together with other stakeholders from promotional banks, foundations, federal and state ministries of economics, impact investment, crowdfunding platforms and, of course, social enterprises themselves to improve the framework conditions for financing social entrepreneurship.

In order to do justice to the different topics, we are organizing a series of specialist workshops in which experts from the various stakeholder groups will work on the most important key points in the topic area. At the concluding conference, the results of the preceding series of workshops will be presented and discussed.

We would like to invite you to be part of these events. You are welcome to register here for all four events. Registration for individual events is of course also possible. Kindly note that the events will be held in German.

Friday, 23 April, 09:00-11:00: Workshop on Impact Investing (in cooperation with the Federal Initiative Impact Investing)

  • Presentation: new programmes for early and growth financing
  • Discussion: gaps between current offers and the needs of the target group

Thursday, 6 May, 09:00 - 11:00: Workshop on Crowdfunding as a co-financinginstrument (in cooperation with Startnext)

  • Presentation: Experiences, best practices of match-funding projects of public banks, municipalities and foundations
  • Discussion: Challenges of impact crowdfunding, matchfunding and necessary framework conditions

Thursday, 27 May, 09:00 - 11:00: Workshop on Impact Measurement for Social Entrepreneurship Funding

  • Presentation: Case studies on impact orientation and sustainability assessment in practice
  • Discussion: Challenges to common standards and implementability

Thursday, 17 June, 09:00 - 12:30: Conference on Financing Social Entrepreneurship

  • Looking beyond the horizon: International best practices
  • Concrete opportunities in the design of financing instruments
  • Challenges in the areas of impact standards, early-stage and growth financing, crowdfunding
  • Common positions and next step

More information on the process and programme can be found on the SEND website (in German only).