Paul Hohnen

Sustainability Strategies

“Paul Hohnen occupies a special place in the sustainable development debate. His contributions reflect a distinguished history of service to government, multilaterals, civil society, and business in support of a just and humane future”.

Dr Allen White, Director, Tellus Institute, Co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative

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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:

  • understand global trends, their risks and opportunities
  • identify and engage with key stakeholders
  • develop optimal response strategy options

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


Chairing chemicals expert meeting, Geneva, 10-11 December

Pro bono work, 16-17 November, Berlin

Moderating chemicals expert meeting, Berlin, 12-13 November

Pro bono work, 18-19 October, Berlin

Article in Innovation Forum: 'Why business must make climate its business now'

Client strategy meeting, 5 October, Berlin

Moderation, International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) 1st Anniversary events, Bonn, 17-18 September

Moderation, Springtij Forum, Terschelling, 27-29 September

Moderation, intergovernmental meetings, Bonn, 9-10 July

Client strategy meetings, Berlin 22-23 May

Moderator, Sustainability Forum, Madrid, 17 May

Client meetings and consultations, Australia, February/March

Co-moderator, UN Environment/UNITAR workshop on the Global Chemicals Outlook 2nd edition, Berlin, 17-18 January

Chair, foodwatch Board meeting, Amsterdam 12 January

Co-moderator, multi stakeholder experts workshop on post 2020 goals for international chemicals and waste management, Berlin 15-16 January

Moderator, COP 23 Side Event 'Sustainable Chemistry: a key to climate solutions', Bonn, 10 November

Co-moderator, European multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral conference 'A Non-Toxic Environment: The Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste beyond 2020', Brussels, 25 October

Sustainable Chemistry and Start-Ups: Innovation Forum Article by Paul Hohnen

Letter to Financial Times on the need for a European project to protect against climate-related energy and water stress

Keynote speaker and co-moderator, Chemiewende Start-Ups Event, Free University, Berlin, 12-13 September



Photo: Kien Seebregts