Focus on ESG: IT Sector

Our digital lives consume vast amounts of energy – and so does the entire IT and software industry. Does that make all technology companies climate sinners? Not necessarily. There are a number of ways in which the industry can avoid being the number one consumer of electricity in the future. As demand for digital services […]

Focus on ESG: Public Sector

A sustainable transformation is important for everyone: consumers, companies, but also public enterprises, government offices and (higher) education schools. Every institution, whether private or public, can contribute to sustainable development and optimize its own processes. But government agencies and public institutions in particular struggle to find the right approaches … In the summer of 2021, […]

Focus on ESG: Food

The food industry is responsible for more than a quarter of global CO2 emissions – and thus plays a key role in the fight against climate change. The bad news: reducing CO2 in food production is much more difficult to accomplish than in other industries. But the good news is that there’s already numerous approaches […]

Focus on ESG: E-Commerce

E-commerce continues to boom and is increasingly displacing traditional sales outlets. But with new online sellers come new problems: CO2-intensive shipping, data security concerns, opaque supply chains – how are e-commerce companies responding? At first glance, everything looks clean at Germany’s major listed e-commerce companies. In 2020, Zalando itself consumed 9,621t of CO2, Delivery Hero […]

Focus on ESG: Pharma

Can companies quantify their own ESG impact on the environment and society? Two major pharmaceutical companies say yes – and could point the way to an even more complex ESG accounting future. It is easy to lose track of all the units out there in the ESG ecosystem: t CO2e / k €. MWh / […]

Focus on ESG: Real Estate

From calls for expropriation to increasingly strict sustainability requirements for buildings: the Real Estate industry faces numerous ESG challenges – even though German companies still perform surprisingly well in many ESG ratings. Product safety and quality Employee health and safety Corporate Behavior Corporate Governance ESG-Ratings Real Estate: How Opinions Vary Differing views on relevant ESG […]