Module 5: ESG in Succession Planning


In this module, you will learn about the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into succession planning for SMEs. The module emphasizes the importance of ESG in ensuring the long-term success and sustainability of your business. The module provides insights into raising awareness about ESG, identifying ESG commitments within your company, and understanding ESG in a broader context. This knowledge will help you incorporate ESG principles into your succession planning process, making it more robust and future-proof.

Furthermore, it also covers practical aspects of ESG, such as its impact on company transactions, regulatory and reputational risks, and the influence of ESG on company valuation. It highlights the importance of a proactive ESG strategy in mitigating risks and attracting potential successors and investors.

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KfW – Nachfolge aus dem Angestelltenverhältnis

Die beiden Geschäftsführerinnen des Lübecker Hörgeräteakustikers Auris erzählen, wie Sie das Unternehmen aus dem Angestelltenverhältnis heraus übernommen haben und was die Herausforderungen waren. / The two managing directors of the Lübeck-based hearing aid acoustician Auris explain how they took over the company from being employees and what the challenges were.

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Module 4: Financial Considerations

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