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Together. Financing. Environment.

 Acceleration programme turnaround money
 for the rapid implementation of more environmental protection  
 through Sustainable Finance in the regions of Europe 

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Together. Financing. Environment. The model project turnaround money was a participatory programme to accelerate the implementation of consistently more environmental protection through sustainable finance in the regions of Europe.

This project was funded by the BMUV within the framework of the European Environment Initiative (EURENI). 


The only thing more important than wanting is doing. Participate?


Those who understand can also act wisely. Participate?


Working in the network is our great success factor. Participate?

Find here the turnaround money summary and Sustainable Finance Action Plans of the pilot cities of the project


Final Results / Downloads

Summary of the overall project: german / english


Local action plans of the partner cities

Summary for Mannheim: german / english

Summary for Munich: german

Summary for Flanders: english

Further project results

Križevci, Croatia: project results report: english


Through Sustainable Finance, investments should promote the transformation to an (environmentally) sustainable economy.

Sounds simple. But practice shows that the combination of complex issues such as financial markets and sustainability presents us with challenges. This applies to savers, investors, asset managers and companies as target groups of the project. Especially at the local and regional level, the actors often lack orientation and a strategy to effectively implement their own sustainability claim with the (new) regulatory requirements at the European and national level.

This is where the turnaround money project comes in: through motivation, education and networking, local and regional actors are to be enabled to implement effective sustainable finance strategies and thus decisively support environmental protection.


Analysis: Where does the region stand? Which actors should be involved? Which environmental issues should be the focus?

10 - 15 interviews per region plus document analyses (regional development plans, sustainability concepts ...)

Two co-creation workshops in each region

Development of a turnaround money concept for each region

Motivation, education and networking

Which building blocks should be implemented by whom and with what effort in the next 2-3 years (events, workshops, educational building blocks, etc.)?


To identify the important issues in the respective region where the topic of sustainable finance should and can provide particular support.

Gain support from key multipliers and decision-makers in the respective region.

To develop a turnaround money concept in each region in a participatory manner. What will be the next most important steps of whom in the following 2-3 years?

Find out whether and how the approach in this project can also help other regions to become a turnaround money region.

The current regulatory top-down approach of the EU is to be complemented by turnaround money with a civil society bottom-up approach from the region.


Munich in Germany

Geld mit Sinn e.V.

Mannheim in Germany

Starkmacher e.V., Mannheim + Fair Finance Institute, Heidelberg

East Flanders Region, City of Ghent in Belgium

KU Leuven and NGO Nieuwe Mensheid

Koprivnica-Križevci Region, City of Križevci in Croatia

NGO UEZ Udruga za Ekonomiju Zajednistva

Funded by


Strong partnerships

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within the framework of the European Environment Initiative (EURENI). 

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