- Building partnerships for optimising the paper chain (Norway, Finland, Russia, Germany).
- Building partnerships in the cotton and textile chain
- Setting up the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil RSPO.
- Facilitating high-level multi-stakeholder processes in Germany (see 'Michael Otto Foundation' on this page)
- Setting up the 'Roundtable on the Sustainable Production and Use of Platinum Group Metals'
- Facilitating the Rural European Platform (REP)
Sustainable development requires partnerships of many kinds:
- partnerships between business players along the value chain,
- partnerships between business, NGOs and government (especially on climate change, biodiversity and anti-corruption issues),
- partnerships between multidisciplinary experts.
Work for the Michael Otto Foundation
During recent years, the Hamburg based Michael Otto Foundation asked me to help organise and facilitate complex multi-stakeholder meetings on high-level policy issues:
- workshops with top level scientists, members of parliament and administration on climate change policy, as a first step towards establishing a business leaders initiative for an effective German contribution to global climate policies;
- workshops on the future of the Wadden Sea in the context of climate change;
- contributions to the so-called 'Hamburger Gespräche', a yearly event on top priority nature conservation issues.
For more information see the Michael Otto Foundation website.
Building partnerships for sustainability is not easy. It requires clear goals, clear processes and good communication.
What I Do
- I assist my clients in setting up and managing partnerships between private business, nongovernmental organisations and governments.
- I advise my clients on choosing partners, creating clear objectives and common knowledge for effective cooperation.