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
Quote of the Month
“In the face of all the evidence on climate change ...(Polish Prime Minister Tusk's) counsel of making 'full use of the fossil fuels available' is at odds with his stated desire for 'a cleaner planet'. Even more strangely, European leadership on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies barely rates a mention. If a true and sustainable energy union is to be forged, surely it should be built on the sharing (including costs) of (wherever possible) locally available, low or no carbon energy sources, especially those whose future operating costs look low.”
Paul Hohnen, letter, Financial Times, 28 April 2014
The Year in Pictures
Guardian article about food safety, 22 July
Moderator, UNIDO/UNEP Green Industry Platform Technical Expert Committee, Vienna, 25-27 June
Client meetings, Lille, 17 June
Chair, Briefing on Global Initiative on Sustainable Ratings, Chatham House, London, 11 June
Moderator, by invitation stakeholder climate/energy discussion, Amsterdam, 23 May
Contribution to '2052 - A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years' posted on 2052 website.
MC and Moderator, Vinyl Sustainability Forum, Rome, 8-9 May
Moderator, UNIDO/UNEP Internal Consultations, Vienna, 5 May
Chair, Chatham House High Level Round Table on Energy, London, 30 April
Financial Times letter, 28 April
Invited expert, UNCTAD consultations on sustainable finance, Geneva, 3-4 April
Moderator, Deutsche Telekom Stakeholder Dialogue Day, Bonn, 26 March
Client meetings, Paris, 13 March
Ethical Corporation article, Smart rules will spur business action, 6 March
Re-appointed as Senior Consultant on Green Industry, UNIDO
Client meetings and training, Rome, 10-14 February
Consulting advice, Hager Group, Obernai, France, 27-28 January
Highlights of 2013