Marketplace for Good Business – “Speeddating” of a special kind
Deutsche Bank takes part in the initiative “Marketplace for Good Business” in Frankfurt’s Gallus city district. The marketplace brings together nonprofit organizations and enterprises for an unusual opportunity to trade services, know-how, resources and creativity.
The “Marketplace for Good Business,” held for the second time in Frankfurt’s Gallus city district, is an exchange of a special kind where it is not unusual to find communications consulting expertise being swapped for a cooking course, intercultural training for laptops for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or a webpage for the opportunity to use studio space. People from all walks of life trade their skills and strengths, whether in the form of services, know-how, resources, infrastructure or creativity. The only taboo is money.
Following the success of the first Marketplace for Good Business in Gallus 2012, the initiative continued on June 13, 2013, when 25 nonprofit organizations and 28 enterprises met again to agree to projects that they will jointly implement in the coming months. About 140 agreements were achieved – 20 more than last year.
When an enterprise decides to support a social project, it commits the engagement and know-how of its employees or also materials. In exchange, the enterprise gains insight into worlds outside their operations. This innovative form of collaboration unites citizens and business.
The marketplace project is part of the “Engagement in Gallus” initiative launched at the beginning of 2011 by Deutsche Bank, Linklaters and the Mehrgenerationenhaus Frankfurt.
more than 140 agreements
between nonprofit organizations and enterprises came about in 2013