As a sustainability consultancy, we have made it our mission to find solutions to the challenges of our age. In doing so, we focus on topics in which we can make the biggest difference and use our expertise to show companies the way to a sustainable future. Our interdisciplinary team addresses the topic of sustainability from different angles to develop holistic strategies and provide you and your company with the best possible advice. Together we work towards our shared goal of a just and climate-friendly world.



Team Management Board
“We are all responsible for tomorrow’s world and can make a big difference together – as long as we take decisive action now.”
Peter Friess
Chairman of the Board
“There are only five years left until we have exhausted our CO₂ budget to meet the 1.5 degree target. So we need to act now – every little step makes a difference. We still have the chance to create a liveable future for our children and future generations.”
Axel Banoth
Managing Director, Team Leader Climate Strategy and Life Cycle Assessment
“The world changes through role models, not through opinions. We want to be a role model for balanced, holistic and future-oriented sustainability.”
Lena Scharr
Head of Sales, Compensation and Marketing
Team Sustainability
“My motivation is to create a better world. In the words of Boris Pasternak: ‘What we do today decides what the world will be like tomorrow.’”
Janina Lang
Team Leader Sustainability
“Holistic sustainability must be addressed and treated equally on the levels of ecology, economy and social issues. We will only succeed in creating a more sustainable future for the environment and society if we keep the big picture in mind.”
Fabienne Schulte
Sustainability Consultant
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it (Robert Swan) – that’s why I work at Fokus Zukunft.”
Franziska Ramsel
Sustainability Consultant
“There is no Planet B! But we are still holding the cards. Let’s act together.”
Delphine Teske
Sustainability Consultant
Team Climate Strategy and Life Cycle Assessment
“In my view, sustainability essentially means living a balanced life with responsibility for people and nature. I firmly believe that a viable future will require not only intelligent technologies, but also a greater sense of cohesion, compassion and courage at all levels! I am personally committed to these goals, also in my work for Fokus Zukunft.”
Julia Mayer
Sustainability Consultant
“Sustainability is a complex and multifaceted issue, so simple claims by companies are often not enough – it pays to take a closer look so as to distinguish between greenwashing and an earnest commitment. That’s what I enjoy working at Fokus Zukunft.”
Lena Gründel
Sustainability Consultant
“Sustainability begins with each one of us. It is important to check our own actions regularly and to make adjustments where necessary.”
Marion Schuster
Sustainability Consultant
“Let’s work together to build a fairer and more sustainable economy. Recycling and upcycling to minimise our ecological footprint!”
Dr Michael M. Obermeier
Sustainability Consultant
“The idea of sustainability has been around for a long time. But what really matters is to align our actions and business activities harmoniously with the needs of the environment and to continue developing the concept.”
Eva Hartmann
Sustainability Consultant
“Any exploitation of people and nature is in direct contradiction to the principles of sustainability. Every exchange of resources must be fair and balanced – as a give and take. I believe that carbon offset projects are a sensible approach, especially if they provide ecological and social support to regions that pay the price for limitless growth in the rest of the world.”
Theresa Flierl
Project Assistant
Team Climate Strategy, Wood and Construction
“Acting sustainably is the only logical approach.”
Simon Pickart
Team Leader Climate Strategy, Wood and Construction
“I believe that sustainability means being considerate towards my social and ecological environment. What matters now is to roll up our sleeves if we want to turn the tide! And never forget: everything we remove from the forest needs to grow back.”
Sonja Kolmer
Sustainability Consultant
“True to Hermann Gmeiner’s motto ‘Don’t talk, do something!’, I want to use my know-how and time to preserve our planet for future generations.”
Christine Maderspacher
Sustainability Consultant
“Sustainability means any conscious course of action that preserves the environment and improves quality of life for everyone.”
Elena Kalusche
Sustainability Consultant
“To me, sustainability means creating a climate-friendly approach to the finite nature of resources in order to protect the world for future generations.”
Sara Parhoun
Sustainability Consultant
Team Sales, Marketing and Administration
“A fresh mindset is absolutely essential – so let’s do it together!”
Gregory Endres
Head of Sales
“We must all join forces and act NOW to leave a liveable world to future generations.”
Kathrin Engelen
Sales Representative
“The following line from a song by the band Die Ärzte never fails to motivate me: ‘It is not your fault that the world is the way it is. It’s only your fault if it stays that way.’ I love the great outdoors, so I really appreciate the beauty and power of nature. I want to help preserve this treasure for future generations.”
Franziska Hertel
Sales Representative
On parental leave…
Lena Endres
Sales Representative (on parental leave)
“If I’m going to market something, it has to be meaningful and align with my personal convictions – and that applies 100% to sustainability. My top communication tip for all our customers: transparency! Make sure that your communication clearly conveys your commitment and inspires others to become involved in climate protection & co.”
Simone Allig
Head of Marketing and Communication
“We can only navigate a sustainable path into the future if everyone grasps the essence of what the word means. Communication is the connecting link between people and this vision of sustainability. Only by communicating openly, consistently and simply will we be able to make a difference collectively.”
Tatjana Rumszauer
Marketing and Communication Officer
“We inherited nature from our parents. But we have also borrowed it from our children.” This is a Richard von Weizsäcker quote that inspires me personally at Fokus Zukunft.”
Verena Friess
Head of Finance and Administration, Authorised Officer
“We have only this one Earth, so future generations should be able to enjoy her as well.”
Andreas Allihn
Head of Certificates
“Social sustainability is an important aspect of the overall issue for me in HR. I mainly interpret it to mean the creation of equal opportunities. That’s what I work towards every day.”
Claudia Konetzka
HR Manager
Team External Partner
“CO₂ reduction is not everything, but everything is nothing without it. I am delighted that our team can support you in professional calculations of your carbon footprint, climate strategy development and reliable climate neutralisation at your company. Let’s get started – the clock is ticking!”
Apu Gosalia
“I have the same motivation as Hermann Hesse: To achieve what is possible, we must attempt the impossible again and again.”
Frank Kronenberg
“What motivates me afresh every day? Thomas Alva Edison’s motto: “It is better to proceed imperfectly than to procrastinate perfectly”.
Andrea Meier
“It is high time that we embrace sustainability as a driver of innovation!”
Ingomar Welke
“To quote Arleen Lorrance: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. That prompts me to roll up my sleeves wherever I can make a difference – and there’s a heck of a lot of ways to do just that. Follow my lead to achieve the change that we truly need!”
Dr Gregor Weber
For me, sustainability means that everyone must contribute to protecting our planet. The need to lead sustainable lives should be self-evident to us all.
Julia Bingel
“Success has five letters: A.C.T.I.O.N. Think about the future of your company and prepare your carbon footprint with our assistance. The road to sustainability is built on this foundation!”
Christof Wurelly
“Einstein once described the purest form of madness as leaving everything as it is but still hoping that something will change. We are the generation that can (still) make a vital difference in regard to climate change. So we need to stop lamenting and focus on climate-neutral strategies.”
Gerhard Zirsch, M.A.
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
Christian Lutz
“Reduction or offsetting are the only options until we develop the technology to do something about climate change. I am committed to getting as many companies involved as possible. For us and especially for my children’s generation.”
Jens Polumsky


Sustainability is important in every sector. That’s why we show companies from very different sectors how to embrace more sustainable business practices. Whether it’s at the individual sites, in production or in services – we inspire, promote fresh mindsets and are agents for change. It is a pleasure for us to watch how our customers grow and succeed as they shape a more sustainable future in tomorrow’s world.


DMG Mori
From the raw material to delivery – climate-neutral machinery production
Meyer Hosen
Reduction and compensation of greenhouse gas emissions for climate-neutral fashion production