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"We are pragmatists with green souls" - Interview with Marc Banasiak from VEG
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Jan 27, 2020
Portrait of Marc Banasiak, Member of the Board of the Vereinte Energiegenossenschaft

The investment project of the Vereinte Energiegenossenschaft e.V. (VEG) focuses on the promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energies and energy storage possibilities. No longer just an issue for the experts - we are all called upon to make our contribution to the success of the energy revolution. We have asked VEG board member Marc Banasiak to tell us more about his personal motivation and to give us an outlook for the future. Read more in this interview. 

Innovestment (INN): How did you come up with the idea of developing the Vereinte Energiegenossenschaft?

Marc Banasiak (MB): Our approach was to deliberately bring together different players such as project developers, manufacturers and investors and to develop and implement ecological projects together. To do this, we needed a platform that made this possible - and we found it in the legal form of a cooperative.

INN: What makes your product or business model different from others on the market?

MB: From the very beginning, we have relied exclusively on energy of ecological origin or with a direct link to it - such as natural gas as the bridging technology of the energy revolution. This is based on our conviction that the world's growing demand for energy must be met ecologically and in a way that conserves resources, while at the same time being economical. We are pragmatists with a green soul, so to speak.

INN: Where do you see VEG in ten years?

MB: We will operate in an environment where decentralized energy generation and supply based on renewable sources is the norm rather than the exception. In this rapidly changing energy industry, we are agile and continue to distinguish ourselves by our ability to identify our customers' needs and develop solutions to meet them.

INN: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

MB: Still highly motivated with ever new ideas that make our customers, the energy system as a whole and of course our company a little better and more successful every day.

INN: What drives you, what moves you?

MB: To be part of a big change and to help shape the energy future in harmony with our planet.

INN: Why should others invest in your project?

MB: Because it is imperative to continue to promote the energy revolution that has already begun in Germany. The now more than 400 members of VEG can play a decisive role in this.

About Marc Banasiak:

Marc Banasiak, who holds a degree in business administration, has been a member of the board of directors of the United Energy Cooperative since its foundation. After studying business administration at the University of Mannheim, he first moved to Deloitte in Frankfurt am Main. There he worked in the auditing and corporate finance department.

Marc Banasiak then moved to a Hamburg-based fund initiator. Here he was responsible for the conception of investments, the management of current funds and the controlling of various investment companies. In 2008 he founded the Luana Group based in Hamburg. He is still managing partner today.

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