Selected current and completed projects
The foundation’s first years, 1997 – 1999, were a time of searching and experimenting in order to identify and develop its core values and future profile.
Since 2000 the Canopus Foundation has been supporting social enterprises and charitable organizations in Asia, Africa and South America. This support ranges from direct financial contributions to conducting market research and management consulting. The foundation is particularly concerned with the development of new financial instruments which facilitate the provision of early stage capital for social enterprises.
Since 2014 the foundation has also been engaged in projects aimed at contributing to solving the legitimacy crisis of the economic sciences and supporting research and education with regard to sustainable economics.