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The topics of econsense are as varied as sustainability. Discussion events, publications and exchanges among our member companies all help establish particular topics to be developed further. Currently, we are exploring the following topics:

How can the economy promote the retention and development of biological diversity?
What responsibility does business bear for adherence to human rights, and how can this be enforced?
How can the challenges of demographic change be jointly tackled and paths to possible joint specific solutions be pointed out?
With what management strategies, processes and products can the economy counter climate change?
What are the environmental and social impacts of an organization’s activities and how can these impacts be measured and assessed?
How can companies further develop the criteria for sustainability reporting?
How can finite resources be implemented more efficiently in production, in the product life cycle or in recycling?
How can business contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? And how can digitalization function as a catalyst for the achievement of the SDGs?
How can sustainability standards be secured along the value chain?
How can business communicate its sustainability actions towards its stakeholders?

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.