Tim Kotschenreuther

I analyse and identify solutions to help our clients implement their social agenda in a sustainable way.

As an analyst at Wider Sense, Tim Kotschenreuther supports companies and foundations in strategically addressing sustainability. Photo: Constanze Wenig für Wider Sense 2022

Tim Kotschenreuther supports Wider Sense TraFo’s focus on „collective giving,“ and oversees the Giving Circles project, a novel giving format designed to make philanthropy even more democratic and accessible.

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.