As an analyst at Wider Sense, Tim Kotschenreuther supports companies and foundations in strategically addressing challenges regarding social and environmental sustainability. So far, he has worked towards solutions mainly in areas such as corporate giving and corporate volunteering and topics such as biodiversity and circular economy. Another focus of his work is collective giving, in particular the novel donation format Giving Circles.
Prior to joining Wider Sense, Tim Kotschenreuther gained experience in an open innovation lab. There he was involved in innovation processes and start-ups in the context of open innovation and co-creation and conducted interviews to improve various product prototypes and concepts, including projects on sustainable mobility and digital accessibility. Listening, taking other perspectives, and reflecting – central skills that he can also draw on today in analyzing the diverse challenges of our project partners.
Tim Kotschenreuther completed his Master’s degree in Development Economics and International Studies with a focus on development cooperation and corporate social responsibility at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. In his Master’s thesis, he examined the quality of corporate sustainability reporting under mandatory and voluntary regulatory schemes using a case study of Austrian and Swiss corporations. In his Bachelor’s degree, he studied Business Administration at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Winnipeg in Canada.
Why did you choose working for Wider Sense?
With our team we are working on a necessary change that takes a holistic view of people including their social and ecological environment – a way of thinking that is equal to my own perspective.
What is a random fact about you?
DIY is one of my hobbies – I build picture frames, racks for plants and lamps made from wood, for instance.