How organisations respond to the challenge of balancing humankind's economic, social and environmental interests - sustainable development - will be an increasingly large factor in determining their future success.
Most, however, do not have integrated sustainability management systems in place. Nor do they monitor their operating environment consistently, for related signs of crisis or for the new market opportunities that change may offer.
Effective responses are not bolt-on. They need to be embedded into organisational strategy. The development of appropriate policies requires a firm grasp of the complex links between markets, laws and ecosystems.
In confronting sustainable development, Paul Hohnen can help organisations:
Hohnen offers government, business and NGO clients three unique qualities:
- first-hand involvement in shaping international policies
- detailed knowledge of the key actors and institutions involved
- a track record of helping find innovative and effective solutions
“Business, and markets in particular, need to understand that the Paris agreement is not just another aspirational, but essentially meaningless, global road map. The agreement, between nearly 200 countries (almost all of whom underlined in their speeches the very real dangers of continued warming to the future of their societies, landscapes and economies) amounts — in security terms — to a global ‘code red’. It needs to be understood and acted on as such. No other threat on the radar stands to affect so many, so much, and for so long.”
Letter, Financial Times, 16 December 2015
The Year in Pictures
UNEP Chemicals meetings, Geneva, 14-16 December
Client meeting, Zurich, 7 December
Conference ‘Natural Capital: let's talk business’, The Hague, 23-25 November
(Paul has been engaged to coordinate with stakeholders on the drafting of a major conference message.)
Client meetings, Hannover, Berlin, 3-5 November
Chair, Chatham House Retreat on Climate Economics & Finance, Waddesdon Manor, England, 22-23 October
Adviser, EU informal meetings, Brussels, 13 October
Client meetings, Berlin, 29-30 September
Launch of Natural Capital Protocol, London, 13 July
Client meetings, Brussels, Berlin, June