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


Assisting Federal German Environment Ministry with the organisation of the Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability: 'Ambition and Actions to 2030', 7-8 July 2021

Article ‘What business should do to even up gender imbalance’, Innovation Forum, 26 March

Article ‘Why we need better governance using existing models’, Innovation Forum, 12 Nov

Article ‘How to navigate the new European business reality’, Innovation Forum, 11 Sep

Article ‘Eco-anxiety is coming, but is it all doom and gloom?’, Innovation Forum, 13 March

Workshop on Global Chemicals Governance co-moderator, Frankfurt, 14-16 January

Governmental advisory work, Berlin, November, December

Article ‘Happy new year? What 2020 hindsight tells us’, Innovation Forum, 12 December

Article ‘Is sustainability innovation the route to saving capitalism?’, Innovation Forum, 3 October

Moderating inter-governmental expert meeting on chemicals, Paris OECD, 7 June



Photo: Kien Seebregts