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
“All the evidence ... suggests that we have long since reached the limits of what voluntary action alone can achieve. The limited business-wide uptake and impact of most voluntary standards speaks for itself.
We will not have a business case for sustainability unless and until it is hardwired into the regulatory landscape. With a natural world reshaping itself faster than we can respond, the need for a better regulatory enabling environment becomes ever more urgent. ”
Smart rules will spur business action, Paul Hohnen, Ethical Corporation, 6 March 2014
The Year in Pictures
Chair, Global Initiative on Sustainable Ratings, London, 11 June
MC and Moderator, Vinyl Sustainability Forum, Rome, 8-9 May
Chair, Chatham House expert meeting on energy, London, 30 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