Impact First Entrepreneurship.
A revolution in small steps.

Impact First

Impact first turns Profit first on its head.

Impact first means operating in an ecologically safe and socially just manner, while, of course, being economically successful. How is that done? That’s what we work with our partners to define along an established methodology; specifically tailored to their company and on a normative, strategic and operational level. In doing so, we focus on specific entrepreneurial decisions on all three levels. Decisions that determine a company’s impact on the world and its own future viability. 

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Understand which sustainability topics are important and urgent (“material”)

We find out which sustainability issues are important and urgent for you along your value chain and why (e.g., biodiversity, discrimination, lobbying). Applying the concept of "double materiality", we consider the impact of your economic activity on the world – and the impact of sustainability issues on your company and its supply chain (e.g., the impact of climate change on your supply chain).

Established a sustainability self-assessment software module to identify gaps, set ambitions, and define strategic programs.

Determine and improve the maturity level of your organisation

We determine to which extent your company, association, or city has integrated sustainability into its structures, processes and competence profiles in order to successfully deal with material issues, today and in the future. Normative, strategic, and operational.  

Analyzed and compared the organizational integration of decarbonization of nearly 60 companies in Germany, see our study here.

Sustainability Due Diligence (ESG DD)

Using a standardized, quantitative assessment methodology, we conduct due diligences (DD) on the sustainability performance of companies, potential M&A targets or investment/venturing candidates. We look at the core business contribution to society, the management of ESG risks along the supply chain and the organizational integration of sustainability.

Supported Cadence Growth Capital to establish a robust ESG DD approach and performed ESG DDs on investment targets.

Shape your sustainability strategy.

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Defining fields of action and setting targets

We translate your material issues into action areas. We turn your ambitions into create concrete targets and corresponding indicators (e.g., in the form of quantitative science-based climate target, or a set of indicators measuring occupational health and safety). 

Co-created sustainability strategy for a consumer goods company including formation and anchoring of 2030 targets for the environmental, social, and governance areas.

Setting up strategic programs and leading them to success

Together we define who needs to do what and when in order to achieve your sustainability ambitions. In doing so, we keep both commercial impact and company capabilities in mind. 

Defined strategic initiatives for a family office in order to further a portfolio company’s development along existing sustainability goals.

Evaluating the sustainability of business model, M&A and venturing decision

We make the sustainability impact of different strategic decisions comparable. In doing so, we evaluate the contribution to society, risks in the value chain and the integration of sustainability in the organization. 

Established a due diligence routine for investments, M&A and venturing of a mid-cap company in line with the sustainability strategy and founding principles.

Understanding and improving the sustainability of the current portfolio

We establish a pragmatic approach to comparably assess the sustainability of your products or services. Together we integrate this new capability into relevant processes e.g., in innovation management. Thereby, we enable you to set realistic goals for your portfolio, transform the portfolio to achieve them, and communicate goals as well as progress.

Developed an evaluation approach for a portfolio with more than 1,000 products. Drafted a proposal to integrate the approach into new product development. Involved and trained marketing & sales and research & development teams in the use of the tool.

Operationalize sustainability.

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Turning purchasing into a sustainability driver

We integrate your sustainability priorities into routine purchasing decisions. E.g., harnessing raw material footprints, training staff, introducing a carbon shadow price or creating transparency on supply chain emissions.

Established a joint approach with a software company to create supply chain transparency with regards to CO2 emissions on the basis of real data. The entire process takes into account the respective climate strategy.

Using HR to close competency gaps in the organization.

We support you in making HR the driver of sustainability transformation. Together with HR, we identify leaders and teams critical to sustainability success, review their competency profiles, and identify cultural hurdles that make it difficult for them to implement sustainability on a day-to-day basis. We close competency gaps through customized training. Together with our partner Remotly we support overcoming cultural hurdles.

Conducted a training series on sustainability for owners and management of an industrial company (four half days + preparation and follow-up). Established a common understanding of sustainability and relevant topics.

Integrating sustainability into finance and controlling

We support the integration of non-financial key figures into finance and controlling and thus into the backbone of your company. For this purpose, we define key figures, propose process changes and (software) tools, and support internal coordination.

Design eines Pilotprojekts, das die Integration relevanter Nachhaltigkeitsthemen ins Investitionscontrolling erprobt

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remotly GmbH

Culture change through scalable remote team coaching

Why we work together:

Many people in large organizations want to act more sustainably. However, they often do not know how to translate this enthusiasm into daily decisions. Clear goals, guardrails, and incentive schemes help, but they need to go hand in hand with lasting enablement of teams and individuals. Together with Remotly, we offer this enablement in a way that avoids the common and often expensive “flash in the pan.” We deliver effective, cost-conscious, and thus scalable support.

About remotly:

remotly systematically and measurably shifts business areas with 20 to 100+ teams to new levels of purpose-orientation, empowerment, and sustainability competency in 3-9 months through remote team coaching on the job.

Why we work together:

Many people in large organizations want to act more sustainably. However, they often do not know how to translate this enthusiasm into daily decisions. Clear goals, guardrails, and incentive schemes help, but they need to go hand in hand with lasting enablement of teams and individuals. Together with Remotly, we offer this enablement in a way that avoids the common and often expensive “flash in the pan.” We deliver effective, cost-conscious, and thus scalable support.

About remotly:

remotly systematically and measurably shifts business areas with 20 to 100+ teams to new levels of purpose-orientation, empowerment, and sustainability competency in 3-9 months through remote team coaching on the job.