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What is this about?

China has emerged as a major global power in the 21st century. As Sino-German relations continue to evolve, the future of German companies in China increasingly relies on their involvement in Chinese society. By implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, companies can have a true impact on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental. The continuing success of German companies in China depends on a new perception of the business environment here: namely, that China is more than just a market.

With this mission statement in mind the CSR initiative More than a Market (同心同力同行) has been launched in 2015 with the goals 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.

Much has happened since the launch: The initiative developed and grew into a China-wide platform. Outstanding CSR projects by German companies operating in China were awarded five consecutive years in the More than a Market Awards Gala. Five times the More than a Market Forum was held, offering a variety of workshops, panels, and discussion rounds for exchanging ideas and experiences with CSR in China and providing opportunities for connecting with Chinese partners. That's 150 speakers, 35 workshops, and over 30 partners!

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. For more information, please visit our website or contact:

Veronika Glauberman

Manager for Social Responsibility

German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai