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Hamburg Chamber Of Commerce Starts New Online Exchange For Public Welfare

As part of the first hands-on day on social responsibility, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce launched a new online exchange for common good. Its target: to initiate networking

“350 companies for 350 projects”: is the claim of a new charity platform launched by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on occasion of its 350th anniversary. The “Gemeinbörse Hamburg – A shared Social Responsibility” helps companies from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region to find partners in the field of social, environmental, cultural, sports, health, and education projects.

Matching Partners

Companies can register for free. In addition to funding, companies are also able to contribute to public welfare by offering knowledge, time, goods and services via the platform. According to Chamber of Commerce, the appropriate partner perfectly fitting a project in regard to mission, size, and funds can thus be found on the platform.

Increasing Social Responsibility

The symbolic start button was pressed by Fritz Horst Melsheimer, president of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, State Council Dr. Rolf Bösinger and Corinna Steffen, Chairman of the Social Responsibility Working Group at the so-called “First Hands-On Day On Social Responsibility – Opportunities For companies From Small To Large”. The social welfare day and welfare cards are part of the chamber’s “Hamburg 2030” project, which also aims at strengthening corporate social responsibility.

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On the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1665, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is the political lobbyist, mediator and advocate for Hamburg’s economy for 350 years. It represents the interests its 167,000 members in politics and administration, offer customer-oriented services for its member companies, and acts as an independent advocate of markets, competition, and fair play.Some 700 entrepreneurs serve as elected representatives in the Chamber’s more than 30 committees. In addition, some 4,100 volunteer examiners support Hamburg’s vocational education system. At the Chamber’s headquarters. 250 staff are being employed. In all their efforts, they are being guided by the chamber’s claim: “serving Hamburg”.

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