Our expertise

Everyone is talking about transformation.

So do we. No one in business and society can avoid a sustainable transformation. As decision-makers, you are in the middle of a revolutionary change that is rapidly gaining momentum. Globalization, digitalization, sustainability, new work are buzzwords of the new age.

Strategy

Strategy

The future can be designed! A sustainable corporate strategy draws a shapable path to a vibrant future where there are no losers in value creation. Put your company on course for the future! Holistic, essential and impact-oriented. With our individual strategy support or our innovative strategy sprint for your sustainability strategy. From stakeholder to materiality to performance analysis: we discover your sustainability potential.

Future prospects

Future prospects

“The sky is the limit”, they say. We know the "planetary boundaries" are the real limit. That's why we need a paradigm shift that is able to reconcile a variety of diverse perspectives to ensure a vibrant future. With scenarios, forecasts and foresighting, we look forwards. What are the topics and developments that are set to characterize your entrepreneurial future? We explore trends and potentials in order to align your "license-to-operate" and your business model with the needs of society and nature.

Communication

Communication

Drawing pictures of the future and telling stories that show it's possible! Narratives shape our world, shape our mindset as well as our actions, and drive progress. We need narratives that create space for new futures. Your company also has a story to tell! Show what your meaningful contribution is to a vibrant future. We develop integrated communication concepts that make your sustainability performance tangible at the core business: we create transparency, dialog and eye level.

Stakeholders

Stakeholders

It is the people who shape and make the future. That is why we need sustainable prosperity for everyone who is connected to us. Our stakeholders are a crucial source of impetus – from employees, customers and suppliers to investors, NGOs and society at large. To be able to harvest their insights, you need courage, space for dialogue and flat hierarchies. We support you in creating this space – so that needs and demands can be negotiated and shared sustainable development goals guide your business activities.

Reporting

Reporting

It’s more than just a report! Sure, a sustainability report documents your past performance and establishes commitment for future projects. But it's about more than that: Sustainability reporting is a realization process that develops forward-looking strategies for how to ensure the future viability of your company. When it comes to developing content that’s relevant to your stakeholders, we support you along the way. Whether it’s according to GRI, DNK or the future EU reporting standards, we inspire reporting that’s state-of-the-art.

Culture

Culture

Experience companies as places for creativity, togetherness, meaningfulness and productivity. This feeds the transformative power to make a difference. Living values, a meaningful mission and vision, and inspiring leadership make the difference. We discover with you how to set your company up for success with a strong culture, live leadership for sustainable transformation and thus create growth within planetary boundaries.

Organizational Development

Organizational Development

Sustainable transformation is the project for the future. And this project needs structures. Only when people experience a high degree of freedom, personal responsibility, meaningfulness and participation is there room for innovation and change – in other words, for transformation. Whether creative, agile and interdisciplinary teams, participatory decision-making structures or value-oriented principles of action: Together with you, we will develop the route to the organizational structure that best suits you. Work together with us to create space and structures that allow the greatest possible potential for development in your company.

Clima

Clima

A 1.5 degree world must be our goal. That's what the international community is saying with the Paris climate agreement and it’s what the younger generation is shouting on the streets. They’re all backed up by climate science. The task is clear: As a company, it is important to measure your own climate impact along the entire value chain, to understand it, to make it transparent and to develop effective reduction measures. From the creation of a company-specific and product-specific carbon footprint (CCF and PCF) to the development of ambitious science-based climate targets to a climate strategy: We support you every step of the way.

Circular

Circular

The Global Footprint Network is calling out for us to “#MoveTheDate”. Its Earth Overshoot Day initiative shows us year after year the date when humanity has exhausted nature's budget for the year. How can we pay off that debt? With the circular economy. The rule: Turn linear into circular. Together with you, we implement the circular economy’s principles of "repair – refurbish – reuse” and explore the potentials that lie in the ongoing development of your value creation. Discover the circular economy with us as an opportunity to rethink your business model and make it fit for the future.

Supply chain

Supply chain

The economy of the future depends on principled, eco-friendly and humane supply chains. Because it needs companies that think, plan and act in ecosystems. We support you in maintaining your corporate due diligence obligations. Regardless of whether you are affected by the Supply Chain Act or not, shape your responsibility along the entire value chain.

Where to start?

A ONE-STOP SHOP!

Become pioneers for sustainable change: With our combined entrepreneurial expertise, we will get you primed for effective transformation – beyond conventional thought patterns and disciplinary silos.

Together with you, step by step, we will design a goal-oriented program. We will bring together the strengths of your team, stakeholders and experts in the way that your project needs and can benefit from. In that way, it becomes a rewarding process at all levels and from beginning to end.

Expertise Case Studies Services Tools We have huge tasks ahead of us. Let’s get to work!

The future can’t be stopped.

Think colorful, disruptive, different. Ask what makes sense when faced by the world’s most urgent challenges. Find your clearly structured entry point to a new vision.

The sustainable natives combine the strengths of proven experts to create a holistic consultancy approach. Beyond conventional thought patterns and disciplinary silos. Supported by entrepreneurial expertise from every field. Equipped with comprehensive, sustainability-driven skills for effective transformation.

START 5P: Five perspectives for sustainable business

Really? Everything is connected with everything

Sustainable transformation knows more than one solution.
In change situations, different demands and wishes compete for attention. Is that familiar to you? Designing the future roadmap for the company in a sustainable way is a fine art. We call it START – Sustainable Transformation ART. Five impact perspectives are complex and clear at the same time: People, Product, Process, Paradigm and Purpose.

START 5P is our co-creation model. All common frameworks and rules are woven into it. Together with you we go on a journey of discovery: Which perspective will get your company up and running the fastest?

But I’m curious!

START WITH PEOPLE

Do you already find enough support for sustainable change among employees, customers and influencers?

Vision:

We create sustainable prosperity for all those, who are connected to us.

 

AREAS OF IMPACT

  • Management & governance
  • Employees
  • Suppliers
  • Customers
  • Society and other stakeholders
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START WITH PRODUCT

We work for products with a sustainable identity and are ambassadors for sustainable consumption.

Vision

Do your products have a real chance of still inspiring people in ten years’ time?

AREAS OF IMPACT

  • Business model & product strategies
  • Purpose & sustainable products
  • Product lifecycle
  • Product design
  • Marketing & sales
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START WITH PROCESS

Our processes have integrity, we don’t produce any losers in our value chain.

Vision

Are your processes equipped for a sustainable, digital transformation?

AREAS OF IMPACT

  • Leadership processes (management)
  • Core processes (value-adding processes)
  • Support functions (e.g. human resources, purchasing)
  • Product lifecycle
  • Quality assurance, audit & certificates

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START WITH PARADIGM

We act according to agreed values that ensure sustainable business within planetary boundaries.

Vision:

Can you trust that everyone on your team has the same understanding of values for the change process?

AREAS OF IMPACT

  • Vision, mission & goals
  • Value drivers and future trends
  • Organizational culture
  • Value cosmos
  • Approach to transformation
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START WITH PURPOSE

Our corporate purpose makes a meaningful contribution to a vibrant future.

Vision

Do you know why it is important for employees, customers, society and the environment that your company exists?

AREAS OF IMPACT

  • Sense & meaning
  • Structure & transformation
  • Purpose & change
  • Partnership & trust
  • Social interaction,
    stakeholders and communication
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The Community

A cooperative for sustainable
business consulting

Because we love, what we do

We are a cooperative sustainable transformation consultancy that brings together a community of values and a clear business case. We have chosen this form of enterprise because it offers stability and flexibility in equal measure. It invites to join the forces of many different actors across borders.

Co-creatively, we find bold answers with our clients and partners for a successful future and real impact. This is how we combine sustainable transformation with economic success. Our mission is to act with courage, the will to change and creativity for a future worth living.

Our Team

Are you a sustainable native too?

If you’re an independent entrepreneur working in sustainability consultancy and believe you can achieve more in collaboration with others, then become a Friend of sustainable natives. Let’s work together with other members of the cooperative to drive forward sustainable transformation.

Under the common umbrella of the cooperative, we work together on a project basis while remaining 100 per cent independent
and at the same time benefit from the strength of the community. We are connected by shared values and trust.
We are continuously developing our structures in line with sociocratic principles.

With us, members are offered a place in a clearly defined and structured community, as well as at the same time, the freedom to
act independently as entrepreneurs.

Since our founding, we have been learning together and negotiating the rules that define our cooperative.

Our commitment: We walk the talk!

  • COMMUNITY-BASED & COOPERATIVE
  • SELF-INITIATED & CO-CREATIVE
  • DECENTRALIZED & DIGITAL
  • SOCIOCRATIC & PARTICIPATIVE

Case Studies

What does that look like in practice? Take a look at these case studies to get an idea of the kind of work that we do.

5P Process

Communicating the now and what is to come
– HPC AG

Who is actually behind HPC? Together we made the people and their stories visible. We also supported the company in repositioning itself sustainably and communicating this commitment to the outside world.
#communication #strategy
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Helping for sustainability – Malteser

What does sustainability mean in the social sector and for the Malteser aid agency? Together we developed an understanding and a strategy with projects planned for the next three years.
#strategy #stakeholders #climate
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5P People

Commitment to sustainable action – Hünnebeck Deutschland GmbH

In 2018, together with Hünnebeck with started to systematically develop their corporate strategy in a holistic and sustainable way using the N-Kompass method.
#strategy #futureperspectives #stakeholders
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Here you will find our offers

Offers
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Culture Sprint

Culture for Future – Your Sprint for Sustainable Culture Change

We show you how to successfully build a strong organizational culture and create structures that generate sustainable growth for the greatest possible strategic impact and long-term competitive advantage.
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Lecture discussion round

Communication Strategy

Communication for Future – Your Path to Sustainability Communication

With lots of creativity and a clear focus on all of the impressive work you have already done, we communicate your sustainability strategy and successes. No greenwashing, guaranteed.
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Pulling together

Strategy Sprint

Strategy for Future – The Strategy Sprint for Sustainability

Our digitally supported sustainability analysis is the first important step in your journey of sustainable transformation. At the heart of the strategy sprint is the N-Kompass.
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