We have been promoting sustainable development for more than 50 years and are currently operating in more than 120 developing countries. We finance, develop and implement development projects directly in the countries themselves. This means that we are in constant contact with the local target groups and develop innovations in collaboration with our partners. We support local start-ups, government and non-governmental organisations and have strong networks throughout the world.
In Germany and across the globe: where and how we develop our ideas
We currently have around 1,600 projects, in which we work on a daily basis on new solutions to society’s challenges. In doing so, we are increasingly using methods that focus on users, such as scrum, design thinking and lean start-up. In addition to new products and services, we create new cooperation formats, (internal) processes, methods and procedures as required. These innovations are usually incremental and enable us to make steady improvements to existing approaches.