What drives us
We believe in a world where people
do what they really are.
This is why we empower individuals and organizations around the world to step up and take responsibility – for themselves, for others and for a higher goal.
We are a family of self-confident responsible citizens who actively shape their own future. We create impact by making people think and act as entrepreneurs and by enabling them to lead themselves as well as others.
How it all started
In 2005, Carsten traveled to Mongolia with a group of European Scouts for the first time. During a visit to a rural elementary school, he noticed the lack of quality school books and started to collect books when back home in Germany
In 2009, they returned to set up the first learning center with the local scout leader Uuganaa as its social entrepreneur. The learning center offered quality courses taught by locals for locals according to the locally felt needs. All courses were offered against a minimal fee which allowed the learning center to break even and pay back the initial investment.
Today BOOKBRIDGE has developed into an impactful and purpose-driven social enterprise. ,
How much do we earn?
How we perform
Transparency is very important to us.
All staff and overhead costs are covered by BOOKBRIDGE GmbH through revenues generated by our action learning programs. This allows the Foundation to invest all income into creating sustainable social enterprises.
We are transparent on all spending including our salaries and return on investments.
How we are organized
BOOKBRIDGE was incorporated as a tax-exempted foundation in Basel, Switzerland in 2010. To separate our impact investing activities from our leadership development programs, BOOKBRIDGE GmbH was setup in Neumarkt, Germany. The GmbH is fully owned by the Foundation.
The Foundation has closed partnership agreements with our country organizations and social enterprises. They are all legally indepdendent institutions in their countries.
Who we are
We are a strong and passionate team with members from around the world.