Mirko Zürker
MA Chinese Studies, Political Science, Economics
Senior Manager + Acting Co-Lead Green Entrepreneurship

Mirko Zuerker is Senior Manager + Acting Co-Lead Green Entrepreneurship and was instrumental in creating and developing the renowned SEED initiative for green enterprises. In cooperation with policy-makers and funders of green enterprises, he develops innovative approaches to improve conditions, mobilise financing, and allow the positive impact of green businesses to be measured. In his many years of work in Africa and Asia, he has coined the term toolification to make his work have a broader impact.

“Green enterprises are the drivers and the vanguard of global transformation. They inspire me to make existing programmes better every day, with the goal of scaling up entrepreneurial approaches.”

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • CapBEE – Marketing Energy Efficiency, Training Manual and Powerpoint Toolbox

    Zürker, Mirko and Rainer Agster 2010 2010: CapBEE – Marketing Energy Efficiency, Training Manual and Powerpoint Toolbox. Delhi: GIZ.
  • Cleaner Production Programmes in China – Business Planning, Training Manual and Powerpoint Toolbox

    Zürker, Mirko and Rainer Agster 2010: Cleaner Production Programmes in China – Business Planning, Training Manual and Powerpoint Toolbox. Brussels: EuropeAid.
  • CapBEE - Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Training Manual and Powerpoint Toolbox

    Zürker, Mirko; Rainer Agster, Jian Lee and Daphne Gondhalekar 2010: CapBEE - Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Training Manual and Powerpoint Toolbox. Delhi: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
  • Cleaner production capacity development in China’s less developed regions (2008-2011) – Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainable Innovation ERSCP-EMSU conference. Delft, Netherlands. 25-29 October 2010

    Zürker, Mirko; Jona Liebl, Johannes Schuhmann and Rainer Agster 2010: Cleaner production capacity development in China’s less developed regions (2008-2011). Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainable Innovation ERSCP-EMSU conference. Delft, Netherlands. 25-29 October 2010. Delft: Delft University of Technology/The Hague University of Applied Sciences/TNO.

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