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

Note: Regular visitors to this site will have noted that this is a very much reduced version of Paul's previous site, which provided detailed information of his activities, publications and media coverage during the period 2004-2016. This site is under revision and construction and will be brought on line again as soon as possible.


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

Interview with Maria Krautzberger, President, German Federal Environment Agency, ISC3 Newsletter, June 29

Lead moderator, Congress "Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry – Launch for ISC3 and ISCnet for Global Cooperation", Berlin 17-18 May

Co-moderator (with Anya Sitaram), KWS International Stakeholder Dialogue on Sustainable Agriculture and Genome Editing, Zurich, 8-9 February

Article 'The Pressing Need for Global Chemicals Governance', published in Innovation Forum as a contribution to the SAICM 1st Intersessional Process on a post 2020 framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste, 6 February 2017

Client meetings on SAICM (with adelphi group), Berlin 22-23 January

Client meetings, Hannover, 12-13 January



Photo: Kien Seebregts