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!

Quick help is often needed spontaneously or at short notice, especially when crises occur. Corona has shown us: crises come quickly. Prepare for them today.

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Workshop

Address your future challenges and seize opportunities with Circular Economy solutions.

We offer workshops and solutions that introduce you to the opportunities of the Circular Economy.

Presenter:
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.

Advanced training

Sustainability consulting, strategic

Current developments in climate protection, legal requirements for reporting, supply chain laws or financing issues are increasingly obliging companies to align themselves sustainably. Are you as a management consultant or your clients already prepared for this? Would you like to accompany your clients in their transformation?  Then we have the right training series for you:

In our online course, you will learn the basic rules and terms of sustainability and the Circular Economy and how to make the business model sustainable by valorizing sustainability. The courses are built on each other and introduce you to the topic step by step.

The course offers different topics in 8 modules of 2 hours each. After the first 4 modules, participants receive the Thinking Circular® certificate “Sustainability and Circular Economy Basic”. Those who have participated in all 8 modules will receive the Thinking Circular® certificate “Sustainability and Circular Economy Intermediate”.

Course fee and termination for a course in English on request.

Your coach Eveline Lemke is a consultant, expert and guide in Circular Economy and Systems Thinking. In Rhineland-Palatinate, she initiated many sustainable projects as the first Green Minister of Economy and Deputy Prime Minister until 2016. She is an expert in energy and raw material transition issues as well as C2C eco-design “Cradle to Cradle”.

In a small group of max. 5 participants, individual discussion in the group and with the lecturer is also possible. Participation via Zoom will be largely anonymous with first names, anonymous participation without a camera will of course be accepted.

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Course content

Course 1

Introduction – What does sustainability strategy mean?

The German sustainability strategy is in line with the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Businesses are also addressed here, as the goals have an impact on laws, regulations and thus on changed rights and obligations for companies as well. The German strategy focuses on energy, climate protection, circular economy, housing, transport, food and agriculture. In this seminar, you will get an overview of upcoming strategic changes in the economy and society.

Course 2

What does it mean to do business in a climate-friendly way?

The term “climate friendliness” is frequently used in advertising. However, the use of terms that are tangential to the climate is already subject to rules. In this course, a general understanding of the meaning of climate change, climate adaptation, climate friendliness, climate certifications should be achieved. there are different indicators and parameters to measure sustainability and circularity. In business, parameters are often called “Key Performance Indicator – KPI”. These also exist for the topic of sustainability in the company. 

The seminar provides initial insights here.

Course 3

From linear to circular

Linear economy is described as the system of disposable society. Circular economy is described as a system in which raw materials, resources, materials, gases, products, etc. can remain in perpetual economic use without harming humans or nature. The module offers an introduction to the basics of the circular economy, which is triggering far-reaching changes for our economic system with the EU’s Green Deal.

Course 4

Developing value creation models

The circular economy is often misunderstood as waste management. In addition, the knowledge about the economic concepts to create value is not yet understood. This is what this module is about. In particular, the role of the product life cycle and the entire value chain will be discussed and a model for brainstorming your own circular projects will be given.

Course 5

Deepening: Supply Chain Law

The Supply Chain Act, which came into force in 2023, ensures corporate due diligence in the global supply chain. It is a legal framework that ensures the protection of the environment, human rights and children’s rights, along the entire supply chain. Companies commit to taking responsibility for the working conditions and production processes associated with their products. This benefits not only the people within the supply chain, but also companies and consumers. In this module, you will learn the essential basics that must be adhered to.

Course 6

In-depth session: Sustainable financing

Climate protection and sustainability can only be implemented if the financing behind them is also sustainable. The German government’s Sustainable Finance Strategy aims to release the necessary investments for climate protection and sustainability. In the future, companies will also be required to publish a sustainability report in which they disclose business activities and measures relating to climate protection and sustainability. In principle, it will no longer be possible in the future to grant loans for projects that harm the climate. For this, the banks need documents that clarify what the so-called positive climate contribution or impact looks like. This module also offers an in-depth study based on the previous modules.

Course 7

In-depth: Marketing – Fifty shades of green

Companies are often very ambitious when it comes to climate protection and sustainability. But what does it look like in reality? If you take a closer look at the supposedly green measures, you find that they are often merely greenwashing and not effective measures. The dangers lurking in greenwashing and how to avoid them are elementary to successful implementation of circular projects. Here we provide an overview of terms, case law and possible applications for positioning your own climate contribution in marketing.

Course 8  

In-depth session: Perspectives of legal projects

In order to implement sustainability and circularity in a company, it is necessary to always keep an eye on the legal requirements. The latest developments at European and national level and how they can be implemented in practice are examined in detail. Likewise, which projects are planned for the future so that optimal preparation can take place on the entrepreneurial side in advance. This module presents the latest legal developments and offers space to address questions and make classifications.

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

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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