Consulting

The challenge:

Our lives are subject to increasing fluctuations, decisions bring more and more uncertainty, although digital tools also show us how complex this world is. But more knowledge does not mean that correct decisions can be made faster. And then our lives are also interpreted differently. In the process, we can all get mightily irritated.

This is exactly where our services come in, as we offer guidance and support on the road to sustainability. In doing so, the Circular Economy and systemic tools offer a toolbox that enables you to adapt your strategy to future challenges. Become agile and resilient with us!

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Our Vision

Systems thinking safeguards a sustainable future.

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Our Mission

We create awareness of the Circular Economy and Circular Engineering in society, the economy and politics

Topics

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Circular Economy

Sustainability is widely recognized, but often lacking in implementation. We should help economic players who want to take a path towards sustainability. To do this, we apply the principles of the circular economy and develop strategies with our customers in sprint workshops to deal with this challenge. We accompany our customers in the implementation of their strategy, help with the verticalization of their business, develop circular business models and options along the way. At our location in Niederzissen, we cooperate with the Research Center Recycling, which develops the technology that can then close cycles. We work with Sphera / Thinkstep to evaluate circularity and can therefore also offer life cycle assessments or calculation of circularity. We also research behavioral changes. We are interested in when people change their behavior in terms of sustainability.

Raw Material Extraction

The deep understanding of the circular economy requires experts in recycling, upcycling and reuse, handling hazardous waste, and logistics experts in handling 2000 different materials that can be combined into new materials. The assessment of the life cycle and the life cycle management of materials will move into the new focus. As an example we would like to give you the recovery of the raw material EPS from styrofoam packaging. The project was developed by FZ-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG at our collectively site.

Example: FZ Recycling GmbH & Co. KG

Civil Society Engagements

The UNESCO World Action Program “Education for Sustainable Development” (ESD) – accompanying civil society processes in Germany on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has certainly given us the impetus to continue working intensively with environmental educators in sustainability networks. One principle in joint learning is the stakeholder process, i. e. finding solutions and implementing new projects with the support of a large network with similar or equal interests. We are happy to moderate your accompanying process. This includes the preparation of the content of events. Research support in climate protection / climate adaptation and circular economy, the implementation of technical discussions / technical discussions; Development of announcement texts; Implementation of external evaluation processes; and many more. In her office, Eveline Lemke was involved in civil society when she led the process for the master plan for the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley or processes for the implementation of the climate protection and transparency laws in Rhineland-Palatinate and brings a lot of experience from this time.

Example: Environmental Learning School+

Energy

The energy system of the future must be sustainable. Ideally, no emissions should be generated that adversely affect the climate or pose the risk of serious malfunctions or dangerous environmental effects. Energy should be economically and socially acceptable and reliably provided. In order to generate and use this energy, highly efficient technologies are required. We will be happy to represent you and help you strategically implement these goals in the long term.

Example: ABO Wind

Growth and Competitiveness

Growth has to be sustainable, otherwise we will not overcome any of the complex problems in our world. This does not only apply to start-ups, new business ideas or the restructuring of old industries. It also means investing sustainably. This is the only way to maintain competitiveness. We are happy to let green ideas grow and help so that even more good ideas can use their scope for development. Today, Thinking Circular deals with numerous start-up formats and methods to help new things get on their feet.

Example: ESG Portfolio Management

Meeting Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement

In any multi-stakeholder project we are involved in, we are aware of the potential conflict of interest. We use the Harvard concept, our goal is BATNA (best negotiated agreement) which we can then review. It is precisely for this reason that consensus building is a central and first step in our series of stakeholder engagements. We rely on our good corporate governance guidelines set out at the beginning of each project in dealing with any conflicts of interest: We will a) only address concerns, b) expose the motivations for all views and contributions of the shareholders, c) ensure that the motivations overlap are coordinated, d) sketching motivational relationships through cooperation and building consensus and highlighting potential areas of conflict, d) developing an approach with the respective shareholders to reduce potential areas of conflict and developing an agreed approach to conflict resolution, e) requesting consent to the goal of the project, f) regular communication and milestone reporting.

Example: “Politik hart am Wind” by Eveline Lemke

Workshops

Tackle your future challenges and identify opportunities by working through Circular Economy issues.

We offer workshops and solutions to guide you towards circular economy opportunities.

Facilitator:

Eveline Lemke, Sustainability and Circular Economy Expert, Thinking Circular

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1. Workshop: Foresight Frame

 

This workshop will focus on the political and social aspects of the market that result from global environmental challenges. Designed as a one-day workshop, it addresses your decision makers. Is your company vision still in line with future challenges?

2. Workshop: Sprint Check

 

After identifying challenges along your path to implementing Circular Economy in your business, you’ll need a check defining all indicators. Through a series of smaller workshops, we’ll check them with you.

 

 

3. Process: Readiness Check

 

This workshop is a follow-up to the discuss from the “Sprint Check ” workshop. Once your vision and mission are set, your internal strategic focus will be clear. Now you need to ready yourself for an internal process. This three-day workshop offers a clear path by working with different methods of analysis.

4. Concept Phase

 

We can assist you in implementing Circular Economy principles for your long-term business success. Thinking Circular offers a wide range of solutions to identify sustainability performance in the context of Circular Economy.

 

Get in touch with us!

Would you like to find out more about how we can lead your company through its green transformation? Do you have an idea about the areas in which you would like to develop but don’t know exactly where you can make the changes necessary in order to make it reality? We can help you with this and would be delighted to respond to your request.

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