ecolution on Tour: Sustainability Unleashed – Paving the Way for Financial Success


On the afternoon of October 5, 2023, econsense and PwC invite you to the event ‘ecolution on Tour’ at Tower 185 in Frankfurt am Main.

How can the sustainability performance of corporates pave the way for financial success? And what’s the role of financial institutions and investors in the transition of corporates?

econsense and PwC are delighted to invite you to our event ‘ecolution on Tour’ on the afternoon of October 5 in Frankfurt, where we will dive into these essential questions and explore the crucial intersection between sustainability and financial prosperity.

In today’s dynamic world with increasing uncertainty, the need for sustainable and resilient business practices is more apparent than ever. Join us as we gather with influential speakers from corporates, investors, banks, and other relevant actors to unravel how collaboration among these stakeholders can lead to a successful journey towards sustainability.

Climate transition plans will be at the forefront of discussions, highlighting how they can serve as a roadmap towards a more sustainable future. Climate risks and impacts further pose significant challenges to businesses and the planet, and we aim to address how corporates can effectively manage these risks while reducing their impact. Moreover, we will explore the compelling opportunities that sustainable actions can bring, such as issuing green or sustainability-linked bonds. These avenues can lead to lower costs of capital and greater investor interest, fostering a win-win scenario for both business and the planet.

The idea behind the ‘ecolution on Tour’ event series is to provide food for thought and offer a platform for exchange – always with a focus on the practical implementation of sustainability in business. Our host for the third ecolution on Tour this year is econsense member PwC Germany: Whether for a global player, a family business or a public institution, PwC is there for you at 21 locations in Germany. More than 13,000 committed experts serve our clients day in, day out – in audit and Audit and Audit-related Services (Assurance Solutions), Tax and Legal Advice (Tax & Legal Solutions), as well as Transformation, Risk & Regulatory, Sustainability, Cloud & Digital, Deals and Strategy&, PwC’s global strategy consulting business. PwC Germany takes a holistic view of sustainability and the value chain from strategy through to implementation, and from people, culture and change through to production processes. The interdisciplinary experts in PwC’s Sustainability business unit consists of more than 670 employees and holistically support customers in their transformation towards a sustainable company: from the strategy to anchoring it in daily processes to reporting and controlling the entrepreneurial impact – including the all-important energy transformation with engineering expertise.

Register below and secure your spot at this event!

We are looking forward to welcoming you.


Preliminary Agenda

  • Arrival & Check-In

  • Welcome

    • Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP SE & Chairman of the Board, econsense
    • Katarin Wagner, Executive Director, econsense
  • Keynote – The importance of robust transition plans for financial & non-financial undertakings.

    • Sebastian Schütz, Head of Sustainability, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Impulse – Sustainable is the new profitable: Seizing the opportunities of sustainability transformation

    • Rainer Kroker, Partner, Sustainability Leader, PwC Germany
  • Power Talk – Turning theory into practice: How corporates and banks manage ESG risks & impacts

    • Sebastian Schütz, Head of Sustainability, Deutsche Bundesbank
    • tba, Value Balancing Alliance

    Chair: Rainer Kroker, Partner, Sustainability Leader, PwC Germany

  • Panel Discussion – Sustainability strategies & transition plans as a financial success factor for companies?

    • Nicolette Behncke, Partner Sustainability ServicesPwC Germany
    • Prof. Loriana Pelizzon (PhD), SAFE/Goethe University
    • Anastasia Petraki (PhD), Head of Sustainability, EEGA, BlackRock
    • Severin Weig, Director Group Treasury, Group Insurance & Corporate Risk, Heidelberg Materials

    Chair: Jannis Arnold, Project Manager, econsense & Vera Hasselwander, Project Manager, econsense

  • Closing

  • Dinner & Networking




TOWER185 stands tall and welcoming at the point where the trade fair complex, CBD, and Europaviertel are fast merging. As the heart of another dynamic business cluster in downtown Frankfurt, it forms a defining feature of the cityscape along Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage.

Car: There is a parking garage close by in the skyline plaza.

Public transport: From the airport take the train (S8/S9) to Frankfurt main station (Hauptbahnhof). At the main station take the Subway line 4 (U4, direction „Bockenheimer Warte“). You leave the subway at the station „Festhalle / Messe“. Take the exit „Hohenstaufenstraße“. It is also possible to walk from the main station (10 minutes).

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Concept ecolution on Tour

The ecolution on Tour is organized as an on-site event in collaboration with an econsense member. The focus is on a selected sustainability topic that holds special relevance for both the econsense member and the network. ecolution on Tour events can take place multiple times a year, paving the way for the next ecolution.