Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl

Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl

Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl

Unternehmensgrün & Ecopreneur.eu

Alyssa is board member of Unternehmensgrün, the German Federal Association of Green Business and also Ecopreneur.eu the European Sustainable Business Federation where she lobbies for the topics of start up, social enterprise and international business.

She grew up in a family of social entrepreneurs, who cared for rubber forests and raised cattle in the wild hills of Papua New Guinea and Australia. After university education and a decade in corporate strategy, she returned to her family roots and created BLYSS chocolate, which harvests organic cacao with over 2000 families in Ecuador, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The enterprise works on the principles of agroecology and carries with it the traditions from 100 years of working with evolving communities that she learned from her family