Selected current and completed projects

The foundation’s first years, 1997–1999, were a time of search and experiment in order to find and develop its future focus and profile.

Since 2000 the Canopus Foundation supports social entrepreneurs in different Southern countries. The support provided ranges from direct financial contributions to conducting marketing research and management consulting. The foundation is particularly concerned with the development of new financial instruments and investment products which facilitate the raising of capital for social enterprises and make investments in social projects attractive for ethically motivated investors.

Since 2014 the foundation is also engaged in projects aimed at contributing to solving the legitimacy crisis of the economic sciences and supporting research and academics on the topic of sustainable economics.