Strategic Consulting

Our consulting expertise is based on the results of 30 years of transdisciplinary sustainability research. We work with a broad spectrum of methods: different forms of interviews such as in-depth interviews or representative surveys, the development of target group models, impact assessment, modeling, preparation of forecasts and the development of scenarios. For our clients from politics, administration, business and civil society, we develop viable solutions for practical application in the fields of water, climate, energy, biodiversity and mobility. We are convinced that holistic solutions are needed to tackle complex problems. That is why our work is both interdisciplinary and practice-oriented: Interdisciplinary, because today it is no longer sufficient to refer to the knowledge of just one division. We work practice-oriented, in that we take the perspective of our clients without abandoning the critical-analytical view of the researchers. With this dual perspective, we increase the likelihood of solutions to be accepted and successfully implemented in practice.

Topics

  • Behaviour change communication in the transport sector
  • Sustainable mobility within municipalities
  • Management consulting on sustainable mobility
  • Water demand forecasts
  • Conflicts regarding water use
  • Use of industrial water
  • Pharmaceutical residues in water
  • Sustainable use of plastics
  • Climate policy and gender justice 
  • Sustainable consumption and social participation 
  • Energy- and land-efficient housing 
  • Increasing the effectiveness of transdisciplinary sustainability research 
  • Coordination and management of transdisciplinary research projects
  • Combating new mosquito species
  • Management of biodiversity conflicts in commercial forests

Cases

  • Consulting on the topic of behavioral change to attain a traffic transition
  • Communication and education strategy on trace substances in water based on the results of our socio-empirical target group research as part of the project “Tracking down trace substances” (DSADS)
  • Water demand forecasts based on transdisciplinary models developed for Hamburg Wasser
  • Supporting the implementation of an innovative disposal concept by testing composting toilets at the 35th German Protestant Church Congress in Stuttgart
  • Development of training and further education modules on the topic of trace substances in medications for physicians and pharmacists together with chambers of physicians and pharmacists
  • Advising science policy actors in the project “Effective policy advice through sustainability research” with the aim of continuously increasing the effectiveness of sustainability research

Contact

Member of the Executive Board
+49 69 7076919-53