econsense News

  • Out now: Business for Climate Action

    The publication addresses the complexity of how business is approaching climate change. A range of practical examples and activities of business on climate mitigation and adaptation outlines the progress that is already made in tackling climate change.

  • Implementing the Paris Agreement - What business can do to meet the below 2°C target

    The Paris Agreement sets the path to keep the global temperature increase to well below 2°C. Business plays an important role in implementing the targets of the Paris Agreement and in shaping a more sustainable economy and society. In different workshops and panels, we will address the role of innovations to combat climate change, challenges of fostering climate friendly investments and the implementation of carbon neutrality from a business perspective.

  • Implementing SDGs - Digitalization is key

    How can business improve their impact on the SDGs? And what is the role of digitalization in this? econsense and Accenture Strategy have created the #CompaniesForChange handbook to provide inspiring examples and practical tips that will help managers – from different functions, industries and team sizes – spearhead positive change. The handbook inspires with seven leading practices for change. Each practice has a positive impact on SDG achievement, a business case and harnesses the power of digitalization.The Summary Report shows some of the handbook's highlights.  
  • New: No way around due diligence – Overview of human rights due diligence frameworks and legislation

    This publication provides guidance and structure for the growing medley of mandatory and voluntary due diligence requirements. It analyses and provides general information about 10 selected due diligence frameworks in addition to the UNGPs to identify overlaps and specific requirements of each framework. The publication centrepiece summarises key information about the selected international due diligence frameworks in two tables.

    The poster can be printed in A3 format or ordered at the econsense office.

  • econsense Study Results on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    The survey shows that 72 percent of German businesses stakeholders see the SDGs as relevant for their company. Further results include interesting insights to sector specific priorization of the SDGs. The study concludes with ways to achieve the goals in cooperation with politics and civil society. The survey has been conducted between May and June 2016 in cooperation with German Global Compact Network (DGCN) and Fountain Park.


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.