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As a member of the international 180 Degrees consultancy family, we strive for actively bringing social impact by offering student-based consultancy to social businesses and social organizations in Hamburg.
Our vision is to chart the course of the organization, to spread the network and effectively contribute social impact in Hamburg. Our actions will generate advantage not only for our clients but also for everyone involved in the process – our partners, sponsors and especially for the students.
Students will be scouted and carefully selected based on their level of motivation, drive, engagement and potential.
180 Degrees Consulting
Dates // Summer Cycle:
Interviews Applicants: 04. – 13. May 2017
Kick-Off: 19. – 20. May 2017
Consulting Period: May 2017 – September 2017
Final Event: 9. September 2017
Hangouts: Once every month (details on facebook)
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Start with a Friend
Start with a Friend e.V. is active in twelve german cities and is a social organization whose aim is to help refugees integrate in our society. They help refugees by pairing them with locals to help them find a job, learn a new language and form valuable friendships. Over 30 mediators meet up with refugees and locals and match them based on their interests and needs. At this point, they have created more than a hundred pairs resulting in very interesting opportunities for both parties. Nevertheless, the program is so successful that Start with a Friend cannot meet the demand as there is an imbalance between the number of refugees and locals who apply to participate in this program. Therefore the goal of this consulting project is to establish a marketing strategy to help balance out the number applicants and to further increase the active integration of refugees in our society.
The EcoMap is a student initiative that aims to increase the awareness of sustainable products and services in Hamburg. The online-based map shows fashion stores, restaurants, mobility providers and other offers that are ranked on their degree of sustainability. Originally, the EcoMap was founded in St. Gallen before it was started in Hamburg as part of the student group Oikos e.V. in 2014. By now, the Hamburg branch of the EcoMap has seized the initiative to further develop the EcoMap by planning a more sophisticated internet webpage and a mobile application. Also, an organizational restructuring is on its way in order to improve the knowledge management and the effectiveness. However, the team has realized that, as a student-based organization, it would be difficult to secure resources and commitment to develop professionally. Therefore, the objective of the consulting project is to develop ideas for a sustainable business model that allows the EcoMap to be independent of student fluctuation and enables it to improve the service performance. In order to fully analyze the future potential of the EcoMap, the project would also have to consider spin-off possibilities in combination with identifying business opportunities.
EBC – University of applied Sciences
The European Business College (EBC) is a private university of applied sciences that offers international orientated business programs in Hamburg. Besides the regular academic work, the EBC is highly engaged in the social development of the city and supports multiple charitable organizations. For some time, refugees have arrived in Hamburg, who desire to start or continue their academic education but often lack the German language skills required at public universities. Study programs that are available in English, like the ones at the EBC, are usually connected with high tuition fees. In order to resolve this social problem, the EBC is willing to participate in a scholarship program for refugees that is planned to be set up in cooperation with its business partners. Therefore, the objective of the consulting project is to develop an implementable concept for the structure and the funding of that program. Among others aspects, this includes collaborating with the business partners of the EBC and the refugee community in Hamburg.
Hamburg Leuchtfeuer is a non-profit which was founded in 1994. It is a hospice for ill and dying people and guides them trough their life. Furthermore, Hamburg Leuchtfeuer supports HIV-positive people with psychological help and finding housing. In 2007 Hamburg Leuchtfeuer opened the “Lotsenhaus” in Altona. It is a place for burial, grief counseling and education. Now Leuchtfeuer is planning a place where young incurable sick people can stay.
To document their social impact, they want to do a Social Impact Measuring for their annual report. Therefore, the objective of the consulting project is to help Hamburg Leuchtfeuer and implement tools that they are able to prepare an annual report recording to the Social Reporting Standards on their own.
(Please note that we would prefer german-speaking consultants for this project.)