The More than a Market initiative

In 2015, the German Chamber of Commerce in China together with the Bertelsmann Stiftung*, with the strong support of the Consulate General Shanghai and the other the Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Peoples’ Republic of China, in cooperation with the consulting agency CONSTELLATIONS International, launched the More than a Market initiative with the aim to

  • Showcase best CSR initiatives by German enterprises for Chinese society and their added value,
  • Encourage & inspire companies to catalyze sustainable projects by providing knowledge on relevant CSR, sustainability, diversity & inclusion related topics,
  • Create a strong network among like-minded companies and stakeholders on CSR activities.

From 2019 to May 2020, the initiative was legally supported by the Legal Center for NGO.

There are plenty of opportunities to showcase your company’s engagement. You can contribute to the initiative as an event partner, speaker, author, or to collaboratively initiate or support projects.

* until May 2020

The Hosts

The German Chamber of Commerce in China

The German Chamber of Commerce in China has the important assignment to support German companies regarding their business endeavors in China. It is divided into the regional centers of North China, Shanghai and its neighboring provinces, and South & South-West China; they assist all together more than 2,300 companies. However, their responsibility goes beyond the mere facilitation of trade. Therefore, the German Chamber of Commerce in China offers an extensive portfolio of services and organize a large variety of activities such as workshops, seminars, and events every year, allowing its members to network and stay informed about the latest business developments.

The Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Peoples’ Republic of China consist of the Embassy in Beijing and the Consulates-General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong SAR, Shanghai, Shenyang. They represent Germany and German interests in China  dealing with all aspects of foreign relations, ranging from the promotion of bilateral political relations, the support of German business interests, to the promotion of  cultural, research and technology cooperation, public diplomacy and human rights. The legal and consular affairs departments of all missions issue visas to Chinese and other countries’ citizens and provide help to German citizens in China. Whereas political affairs are mainly covered by the Embassy in Beijing the Consulates focus on the promotion of economic, cultural and scientific cooperation in their respective regions.

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