Regionalwert AG

A company of private shareholders in which citizens invest in the sustainable development of their region. It markets local organic products, as well as providing funding, technical support, materials and farmland to a network of small organic companies, producers and marketers.

Germany
Impact indicators
  • 600 private investors
  • 3 million euros of capital
  • supports 20 companies involved in organic farming in the region of Freiburg
  • achieves 64 qualitative and quantitative indicators of economic and social value generated for the region

Entrepreneur

Christian Hiss
He was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008 and Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Germany (2011). Oriol Costa elected to present EcoRegió at This Works Summit by Ashoka (2016).

Dynamislab is promoting EcoRegió, a project to replicate the Regionalwert AG model, with Catalonia as its first target region. In June 2015, the EcoRegió promoter group was established, defined as a micro-cap community of citizens for regional organic farming. Its promoters are Joan Antoni Melé, promoter of ethical banking in Spain and former director of Triodos Bank; Eduard Alié, multi-talented entrepreneur; and Oriol Costa, director of Dynamislab.

The project is one of those chosen for the second edition of the B-Ready acceleration programme of Ship2B, as well voted best project at the Investment Forum of EcoSí Keiretsu Forum and is one of the case studies conducted by the Seforis European programme of innovative social entrepreneurship. 

The project is being presented to expand the promoter group and get the initial capital injection to create the Management Company and the first Collective Investment Fund in Catalonia.