You’ll probably think: “Another one of those neologisms.” And you’d be perfectly right. But so far, we haven’t been able to find a term in English that appropriately expresses the way in which particular people combine their economic and ethical interests in the most unusual manner. So we refer to them as “econosophers”. The way we see things at Human Plus, “econosophers” are very successful people in the economic sense, who harmonise the sociological values of kindness and wisdom with their financial success and actively use their empathy to look after the most essential needs of their fellow human beings.

Harmony between Economy and Philosophy

The term “econosopher” was coined by Human Plus. Drawing from the terms economy, philosophy and anthroposophy, it describes the perfect synthesis between them. Human Plus presents the “econosopher” award exclusively to people who have shown long-term and consistent commitment in the area of humanitarian aid. As the founder of this unique award, only the Board of Management at Human Plus is entitled to present it. In doing so, the organisation follows the strictest selection criteria.


Anestis Ioannidis and Prof. Dr. Claus Hipp during the award ceremony


In the past years Human Plus e.V. granted a lot of dignified personalities for their support:

Herr Walter Grieger, Walter Grieger Offsetdruck OHG
Herr Wolgang Ebermann, Microsoft
Herr Uli Hoeneß, Bayern München
Herr Frank Kusserow, Jetaviation
Herr Christian Niehoff, Heliaviation
Frau Martina Krüger, Geschäftsführerin von BILD hilft e.V. „Ein Herz für Kinder“
Frau Simone Bagel-Trah und Christian Henkel, Henkel AG
Herr Krogner-Kornalik, Esprit Europe GmbH

Herr Krzystztof Malowaniec, Senior President von der Paul Hartmann AG
Herr Uwe Schmitz, Frankonia Eurobau AG
Herr Joachim Hunold, Air berlin
Herr Prof. Dr. Claus Hipp
Frau Dr. h. c. mult. Sybill Storz
Herr Jean Asselborn, Außenminister Luxemburg
Herr Ralf Schmitz, Ralf Schmitz GmbH & Co. KGaA
Herr Christian Esch, Geschäftsleitung Supermarkt Esch

Anestis Ioannidis and Dr. h. c. mult. Sybill Storz during the award ceremony


The minister for foreign affairs Jean Asselborn (l.) and Human Plus-CEO Anestis Ioannidis during the award ceremony

Dr. Martin Kamp (l.), Anestis Ioannidis (r.) and Ralf Schmitz during the award ceremony

Anestis Ioannidis (l.) and Christian Esch (2. f. l.) with Jörg Longerich (r.) during the award ceremony


For their extraordinary commitment our employees in Syria received the Econosopher Award 2017 and 2018 .

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