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
“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, Head of 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, Marketing & Offsetting
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
“There is no Planet B! But we are still holding the cards. Let’s act together.”
Delphine Teske
Sustainability Consultant
“Sustainability is the key to a livable future. Let’s work together and look forward to transforming the world sustainably and creating a positive future for all.”
Cornelius Conder
Sustainability Consultant
“Businesses have the most leverage to promote a livable future. I therefore enjoy being a full-time influencer and companion for solutions within planetary boundaries and social justice.”
Thomas Ungefug
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 Scherbaum
Senior Sustainability Consultant (on parental leave)
“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
Senior 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
Senior Sustainability Consultant
“It’s easy to feel powerless when thinking about climate change. I’m motivated by the motto ‘Think globally, act locally’ – we can all do our part to solve it.”
Jessica Sieber
Junior Sustainability Consultant
“What we do today will determine what the world looks like in the future.”
Rebekka Schweizer
Junior Sustainability Consultant
“I burn for one idea: to burn less! I want to do my part as a sustainability consultant to ensure that the earth is in a better state after me, not a worse one.”
Rumyana Ergül
Sustainability Consultant
Team Climate Strategy, Wood and Construction
“Acting sustainably is the only logical approach.”
Simon Pickart
Team Leader Climate Strategy, Wood and Construction
“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
Senior Sustainability Consultant (on parental leave)
“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
“For me, sustainability means holistic thinking and in a practical sense: “Everyone can do something for our planet, our environment and our fellow human beings, and they can do it today”. Be it in a private or professional context – we can all contribute to a more sustainable world with our commitment.”
Theresa Janke
Sustainability Consultant
Team energy efficiency
“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
Team Leader Energy Efficiency
Team Sales, Marketing and Administration
“A fresh mindset is absolutely essential – so let’s do it together!”
Gregory Endres
Senior Sales Manager
“We must all join forces and act NOW to leave a liveable world to future generations.”
Kathrin Engelen
Sales & Sustainability Consultant
“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 & Sustainability Consultant
“What we do today decides what the world will be like tomorrow.” (Boris Pasternak) To me, sustainability means thinking holistically. It means thinking about the impact our actions can have on our family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fellow human beings, our environment today and in the future.
Lena Endres
Sales & Sustainability Consultant
“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
Team Leader Marketing and Communications
“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 & Communications Manager (on parental leave)
“To me, sustainability means making choices today that ensure future generations enjoy the same, if not a better, quality of life as we do. Clear messages about this in communications are critical to creating awareness and driving positive change.”
Christina Schäferkord
Marketing & Communications Manager
“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
Finance and Administration, Authorised Officer
“We have only this one Earth, so future generations should be able to enjoy her as well.”
Andreas Allihn
Carbon Offsetting Specialist
“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
“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
Shareholder / 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
Sales Partner
“I have the same motivation as Hermann Hesse: To achieve what is possible, we must attempt the impossible again and again.”
Frank Kronenberg
Sales Partner
“It is high time that we embrace sustainability as a driver of innovation!”
Ingomar Welke
Sales Partner
“What motivates me afresh every day? Thomas Alva Edison’s motto: “It is better to proceed imperfectly than to procrastinate perfectly”.
Andrea Meier
Sales Partner
“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
Sales Partner
“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.
Sales Partner
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
Christian Lutz
Sales Partner
“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
Sales Partner


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.


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

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