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
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