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:

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

“While the Pope may not agree, in a very real sense the success of the Paris Climate Summit will largely turn on how well it succeeds in convincing global capital markets of the huge risks to asset value of dangerous climate change, and the almost infinite opportunities of investing in mitigating it.”

Innovation Forum article, July 2015

The Year in Pictures


Chair, Chatham House expert meeting on forests and reporting, London, 19 October

MC and chair, 4th Global Network Conference on Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP), Davos, 13-15 October

Moderator, High Level Side Event on the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre, ICCM 4, Geneva, 1-2 October

Moderator, high level segment, Sustainable Chemistry Conference: The Way Forward, Berlin, 24-25 September

Chair, CEAMaS Closing Event, Brussels, 17 September

EU member state consultations on chemicals management, Brussels, 3 September

Article in Innovation Forum: Climate action – but what comes first?, 25 June

Co-chair, expert meeting on international chemicals management, Brussels, 15 June

Article in Innovation Forum identifying five reasons why smart business wants (and needs) a good deal at COP 21. London, 11 June

Highlights of 2014



Photo: Kien Seebregts