Barbara Börner
Barbara Börner is Executive Director at Börner Consult

Barbara Börner is a senior professional with extensive experience in impact-driven commercial companies and not-for-profit organizations. She works for social change as a systemic consultant and facilitator through empowering non-profit organizations and enterprises. Barbara focuses on poverty mitigation by enabling inclusive businesses in the Global South. For over fifteen years she managed international programs in the sustainability and development sector and advised social enterprises. She led Canopus Foundation’s program development as deputy director, and worked in the solar industry for Solar-Fabrik AG and S.A.G. Solarstrom AG. Barbara teaches Social Entrepreneurship in an international master’s program of Freiburg University. She is a certified systemic consultant and facilitator.

Articles by Barbara Börner

  • Barbara Börner

    Authentic Storytelling Can Boost a Social Enterprise’s Development – This Tool Can Help

    When promoting their businesses, most social entrepreneurs naturally focus on talking about their successes. But though their instinct is often to minimize or ignore their enterprise's setbacks, this can actually be a mistake, says Barbara Börner, a consultant for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. She explores how telling the stories behind these challenges can raise awareness of a social business among potential investors, customers and other stakeholders – and she shares a free tool that can help entrepreneurs develop more effective storytelling skills.

    Social Enterprise
    business development
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