I have been working as a sustainability professional for
over twenty years and as a consultant for companies looking to make the
all-important transition to a more sustainable way of doing business since
2018. Essentially, I live and breathe sustainability.
For companies looking to really follow through on their
strategy, I develop robust concepts fit for the ecoefficiency and social
challenges of the coming decade.
From my own long-standing experience, I know just how
important it is to embed sustainability into daily business operations. Which
is why I offer my clients proven, innovative and actionable solutions that
transfer sustainability concepts to the real world.
Consultancy profile and reference projects
Independent consultant since 2018, focusing on the
development and execution of sustainability strategies.
Aviation industry – Sustainability communication within the
framework of tender processes
Agricultural landholdings – Consultant for stakeholder
Food production – Strategy development and communication, integrating
the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) into business operations, introducing
Packaging industry – Transposing EU directives related to
the Circular Economy Package (CEP) to national legislation, determining the
impact on product design and marketing
Senior Director Corporate Responsibility & Environment at McDonald’s Deutschland LLC, Munich, Germany
Focus areas included sustainable agricultural practices, disposal and recycling, sustainable packaging, the creation of a stakeholder network (NGOs, associations, universities), participation in a research project spanning several years, memberships in various associations including the Sustainable Business Roundtable at the European School for Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany.
2010 to 2012
Director Corporate Responsibility at McDonald’s Deutschland LLC, Munich, Germany
Development of a “sustainable fast food” strategy, analysis of the value chain, development of a system for non-financial indicators, introduction of sustainability reporting, development of employee training programs.
2005 to 2010
Corporate Responsibility Manager, Linde AG, Wiesbaden and Munich, Germany
Analysis and strategy development for three different lines of business (gases, engineering and materials handling), publication of the first and subsequent corporate social responsibility reports for Linde AG, shaping the sustainability strategy during the 2006/07 merger with BOC, managing the company’s wider social engagement.
2000 to 2004
Advisor on environmental and social policies at OTTO GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg, Germany
Responsible for internal and external environmental communication, transforming from environmental to sustainability reporting, helping to set up the OTTO affiliate and sustainability consulting firm Systain Consulting GmbH.
Master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Hildesheim, Germany