Management & Strategy Consulting

FutureCamp supports companies and institutions in developing a holistic climate and sustainability strategy and comprehensive climate risk management.

Climate Strategy & Transformation Concepts

Climate strategies and transformation concepts for greenhouse gas neutrality are important bases for companies and associations to make decisions and implement concrete measures.

Climate change is a global challenge. Addressing it is of strategic importance for companies, public institutions and local authorities. This is because they are all affected by international, regional and national developments in different ways. Competitive conditions are changing due to regulatory requirements and newly emerging markets. The consequences are the need for new technologies and processes, new products, but also new sales markets for established products. Opportunities and risks for the existing business are associated with this.

A sustainable strategy is therefore essential for organisations in order to remain competitive, convince investors and protect tomorrow's business activities against risks.

Climate strategy approaches and net zero strategies are particularly concretised in transformation concepts for greenhouse gas neutrality. They are an important basis for companies to make decisions and implement measures cost-effectively. They provide orientation and combine elements from strategically oriented scenario analyses with operational options for action. They are based on an exact carbon footprint and contain specific measures, their costs and benefits, as well as key implementation requirements.

The roadmaps for companies in particular focus on location-based analyses, individual cost considerations and opportunity and risk assessments. For associations, this results in focal points for their own work and the support of their members.

Governance, internal management and associated instruments often also take up more space. Moreover, there are overlaps with reporting obligations. In other words, this is a broad field that requires both a company's own commitment as well as well-founded and broad support.

Services: Conception of holistic climate strategies
  • Definition of goals, processes, elements and measures, taking into account the overall environment, including framework conditions such as energy and CO2 prices, relevant regulations and requirements for or from the financial sector (e.g. sustainable finance, EU taxonomy) or important initiatives such as Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • Creation of scenarii and GHG reduction pathways, as well as the definition of action plans for companies and public clients
  • Strategic approaches to achieving defined climate protection targets, taking into account fuel switch approaches, technology change and energy efficiency measures
  • Vulnerability and materiality analyses
  • Developing adaptation strategies to climate change
  • Evaluation and utilisation of CO2 market mechanisms as well as financial transfer and support mechanisms related to emissions, energy consumption and production

"Protecting the climate is one of the great challenges of our time. Companies, their industry associations and other organisations also have a role to play here. The drivers are a multitude of legal requirements, high prices for energy and CO2, customer demands and new technologies. We support companies and associations in the development of holistic climate strategies and individual components and tools."

Michael-GollingerMichael Gollinger is Head of Climate Strategy Services and advises companies and organisations on the development and implementation of climate strategies and transformation concepts for greenhouse gas neutrality, science-based targets processes and carbon footprinting. He has extensive and long-standing experience in strategically relevant processes. His profile is rounded off by many years of experience in preparing information and briefings for management levels as well as supporting negotiations and communication processes.

Highlight projects:

GHG reduction paths and strategies for energy supply companies, state administrations, housing associations, industrial and service companies from the waste, automotive, building materials, chemicals, food, paper, pharmaceuticals and steel sectors, among others, e.g. Borealis Polymere, Covestro, OMV, Saarstahl, STEAG New Energies Studies and transformation concepts for associations (e.g. chemicals, insulation systems, plaster and mortar, sand-lime bricks, bricks, sugar): Here, we use different technology scenarii and GHG reduction pathways to show how a transformation of the respective sector towards GHG neutrality can take place. Our publicly available roadmaps for associations can be found on our website (German only).

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Science-based Targets

FutureCamp supports you in defining science-based targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as well as in the submission and validation process to SBTi.

FutureCamp-Science-based-Targets Die Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) offers companies and organisations a science-based framework for setting climate targets and developing greenhouse gas reduction pathways that are in line with the net zero target of the Paris Agreement by 2050 at the latest. Climate targets meet the science-based standard if they correspond to the degree of decarbonisation required by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in order not to exceed the planetary limit of 1.5 °C.

Participation in SBTi offers the following advantages:

  • a transparent, credible and verified presentation of your climate targets
  • Support in competition due to the increasing demand for greenhouse gas-neutral products and services from consumers and investors
  • Participation in SBTi requires companies to have validly recorded their complete greenhouse gas emissions. In this way, SBTi also acts as a driver to deal with their GHG balance on the basis of generally recognised calculation methods.
  • Disclosure of SBTi targets increases the likelihood of meeting climate targets and generating strategic and cost benefits.

For participation in the SBTi, FutureCamp generally supports companies and organisations in the five steps of commitment, development, submission, communication and disclosure of SBTs with the following services:

  • Kick-off on the basics of the SBT process and the specific requirements and criteria of the SBTi
  • Creating, reviewing or completing the company's internal greenhouse gas balance sheet, particularly in relation to the Scope 3 inventory
  • Discussing possible measures and calculating the impact on the greenhouse gas balance
  • Deriving reduction pathways and comparing the target pathways
  • Developing the SBTs
  • Setting the SBTs taking into account the current requirements and criteria of SBTi
  • Preparing the submission form (application form) based on the previously developed results
  • Support in the validation process
  • Revising the SBTs following possible updates to the requirements and criteria
Supplement to SBTi FLAG:

The forest, land and agriculture sector (FLAG) is an important area for achieving the global climate targets. This is considered separately by SBTi. For companies from the relevant sectors and for companies with a share of FLAG-related emissions greater than 20 % of the company's total emissions, SBTi FLAG must also be considered. This applies to both emissions and sink potentials. There are separate guidelines for this. The project process is based on the general SBTi procedure.

„The interest of companies in participating in SBTi is growing continuously. The impetus can come from the company itself, the value chain or from investors and financial institutions. Participation in SBTi not only offers the opportunity to use this for external communication. It often also serves as an incentive to deal intensively with the topic of climate strategy and as an accelerator to implement the necessary processes, starting with the preparation of a GHG balance sheet, setting concrete targets, defining GHG reduction measures and creating concrete climate pathways and their continuous monitoring.“

Sophie-LappSophie Lapp supports clients in science-based targets processes as a consultant at FutureCamp Climate. She also specialises in the areas of environmental accounting and climate strategy development.

Highlight project:
MAHLE International GmbH
Gemeinsam mit der MAHLE International GmbH haben wir die erfolgreiche Teilnahme an der Science-based Targets-Initiative (SBTi) vorbereitet. Ein Schwerpunkt des Projektes lag in der Ableitung und Operationalisierung der Scope 3-Ziele für MAHLE inklusive der entsprechenden Treibhausgas-Berechnungen sowie der Prognosen der relevanten Scope 3-Kategorien. FutureCamp erarbeitete darüber hinaus den Fragebogen von SBTi (Submission Form) für die Zielerreichung und unterstützte den Prüfungsprozess durch SBTi.

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Work in Official Bodies & Networks

An important basis of our strategic services is our active involvement in networks and committees and our participation in expert conferences and panels.

We are in constant dialogue with key players from politics, business and civil society. We are regularly represented at international conferences, discussion forums and the UN World Climate Conference. We summarise the results of such conferences in evaluations, position papers and reports.

"Since 2001, we have been contributing directly to the design of emissions trading and other climate protection mechanisms through our work, for example in the secretariat of the 'Emissions Trading Working Group to Combat the Greenhouse Effect' and in the course of studies and international conferences."

Roland-GeresDr. Roland Geres is co-founder of FutureCamp. He has many years of experience in all regulatory, economic and organisational aspects of climate protection, emissions trading and project-based instruments. He has been involved in many conferences and expert events as a speaker, panellist or concept developer. He is operationally involved in consultancy projects and policy-related studies in Germany and abroad. He is also active in the working group on emissions trading at the interface between German industry and other stakeholders, as well as politics, and plays a formative role in the further development of the topic.

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