The Borderstep Institute is based in Berlin, Germany that does research on how to meld economic success with sustainability. The innovations are what they call "future-oriented," which alludes to not only where social entrepreneurship is (and is headed) but also to where business, resource conservation and social goods more generally is tending to lead: toward creating sustainability not only in the natural world but also when it comes to economics.
Some of their ongoing projects include Green Economy StartUp Monitor, Connected Energy - SHAPE, and also looking at classrooms and seeing where sustainable IT projects can be introduced.
The group was co-founded by Dr. Severin Beucke who went to University of Stuttgart and teaches at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in the Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law.
Borderstep Institute website