econsense currently has 48 members from different industries. Each member company appoints a representative to the econsense steering committee, which initiates ideas and coordinates activities among member companies.

As a business network, econsense is a powerful advocate for a sustainable economy. Our members are internationally active companies that pursue ambitious goals regarding sustainability and are committed to exchanging knowledge and learning from each other.

The econsense activities are structured in five thematic clusters which are subdivided into different focus groups. Cluster membership consists of the experts assigned by the econsense member companies.

In the clusters, these experts work regularly and across sectors on sustainability issues that are relevant to them. Their meetings and workshops take place online, in person, or in a hybrid format; they work internally and occasionally with external stakeholders. Current developments are addressed at a monthly digital Jour Fixe. Cooperation in the cluster offers experts the opportunity to network across sectors. Since many sustainability topics are now closely intertwined and affect several areas in companies, cross-cluster formats are also held on selected topics.

Companies can join econsense as members if they:

  • are internationally active
  • create added value in Germany and have a relevant share of their sales and/or their employees in Germany
  • have adopted a sustainability strategy or have integrated sustainability into their corporate strategy
  • take internationally recognized norms and standards as the reference and apply suitable management systems to improve their sustainability performance
  • assign responsibility for sustainability within the company
  • are committed to the guiding principle of sustainable development and to econsense membership at the management level
  • produce sustainability reports oriented towards core international standards


Katarin Wagner

Katarin Wagner

Executive director
  • Strategic orientation of econsense
  • Representation vis-à-vis the public and politics
  • Sustainable Corporate Governance