The Technical University of Nuremberg is the first state university in Germany to present a Common Good Balance Sheet. At the Common Good Congress at the Technical University of Nuremberg, the university has now been awarded for this step, together with other organizations and companies. The official ceremony took place in the presence of Carolina Trautner, Minister of State for Family, Labor and Social Affairs, and Christian Felber, initiator of the Economy for the Common Good.

More and more companies and municipalities are placing social and environmental responsibility at the center of their business, thereby recognizing the need to create social, cultural, ecological, and economic value for the general public. The ECG has been offering a simple model to do so and contribute to an ethical market economy, the goal of which is a good life for everyone within planetary boundaries.

The TH Nürnberg (Technical University Nuremberg) has now drawn up its own Common Good Balance Sheet. Thanks to the in-depth look at the organization, the university was able to determine in which areas contributions are already strong and where there is still potential for change. Among other things, students are already well involved in decision-making processes. “Our Common Good Balance Sheet and its official auditing is the beginning of a long-term, value-oriented development process at the Technical University of Nuremberg,” says President Prof. Dr. Niels Oberbeck.

TH Nürnberg now also organized a Common Good Congress, together with the municipality of Postbauer-Heng, the organic brewery Neumarkter Lammsbräu and the regional chapter of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region of the Economy for the Common Good of Bavaria (GWÖ Bayern e. V.). Experts discussed the ECG model for cities, companies, universities and people. The aim was to provide information about the ECG and to highlight the many good examples in the Nuremberg metropolitan region and to encourage participation. A total of over 300 interested people took part in the online congress.

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