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