Philipp Buddemeier

Founder and CEO

Sebastian Philipps

Co-Founder

Fenja Bremer

Consultant

Manuel Reppmann

Consultant

BE PART OF THE TEAM

BE PART OF THE TEAM


DEVELOPMENT

We’re doing what we really want to do. And together, we keep getting better at it.

We’re all here to grow – as a company, but more importantly, as human beings. That’s why we’re honest with each other and enjoy open communication so that everyone can develop the most. That’s one reason why we cooperate with a tier-one strategy consultancy. And that’s why we make generous training and coaching budgets available to every team member from day one.

NETWORK

Selected partnerships for maximum expertise and impact.

We focus on impactful business transformation, not on scaling our consulting pyramid. For best results, we team up with selected organizations and individuals who share our mission.

KATHARINA BECK

Member of German parliament (MdB), Alliance 90/The Greens, and management consultant for sustainability.

REMOTLY​

remotly GmbH - Culture change through scalable remote team coaching

THOMAS KRICK

Sustainability Strategist

ENGAGEMENT

Direct impact in our backyard. And worldwide.

We are careful with our resources and profitable from day one. This gives us the opportunity to make small contributions to what we want to help bring about on a much larger scale: a good life for everyone within planetary boundaries.

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Mangroves planted

REFORESTATION

The roots of ecosystems and livelihoods.

Forests play a central role for carbon sequestration, as bastions of biodiversity, and as vital ecosystems for local communities. We’re working with our partner Eden Reforestation Projects to plant a million mangroves in Haiti, Madagascar, and Mozambique in 2021-22. This helps capture CO2, finances over 9,000 working days, and strengthens the coasts and fisheries that sustain local livelihoods.

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sqm experimental forest in transformation

EXPERIMENTAL FOREST

The future of our forests in 3 hectares.

Climate change is also bringing about critical changes to forests in Germany. We are experimenting on our own three-hectare forest in Brandenburg with various agroforestry methods to see how the resilient forests of the future could look like – a forest that could at once serve as a CO2 sink, a biodiversity reserve, a source of food, and an inspiring meeting place.
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sqm of old forest protected

FOREST PROTECTION

Wir schützen die Wälder,
die uns schützen.

We protect the forests that protect us.

Reforestation projects may be popular, but they don’t replace protection of existing forests. Especially the old stocks that have stored away lots of CO2 over the centuries and house complex ecosystems. We were inspired by Wilderness International and have already begun to protect our first areas. In addition, we are currently looking for ways to effectively protect 100 hectares of forest in the long term.

Photo: Wilderness International / Sami Fayed

Philipp Buddemeier

Founder and CEO

For more than 15 years, Philipp dedicated himself to the topic of sustainability. First as international change manager at Save the Children, then for several years as project manager at McKinsey, before helping to develop the Circular Economy offering at Accenture Strategy and leading the Sustainability and Decarbonization division at innogy Consulting. In between, he successfully founded a Circular Economy startup and realized that with his own company, he could build up more long-term expertise and increase quality and impact of his work. That's why he founded Better Earth.

Sebastian Philipps

Co-Founder

Sebastian wants to shape the future in collective action. After more than 10 years at the intersection of innovation and sustainability, he decided against a return to big consulting to found Better Earth with Philipp. He had started his career developing visions for a future economy and society at a UNEP think and do tank. In search of more leverage, speed and immediacy, he had then moved on to Asian Development Bank, Accenture Strategy, and finally to the Bahlsen Family, a German midcap for whom he built a consulting team on the future of the food.

Fenja Bremer

Consultant

Fenja wants to translate the forces of science and activism into entrepreneurial action. Her economics and political science studies focused on renewable energy and statistics. She worked on decarbonization of the transportation sector and human rights in the value chain. After stints at the United Nations, the German Foreign Office, and Joschka Fischer & Company, she knows that there is great potential for dynamic change in organizations. She chose Better Earth to contribute to sustainability transformation and lead organization on the 1.5° path.

Manuel Reppmann

Consultant

To Manuel evidence-based action is key to successful sustainability transformation. As a scientist and sustainability consultant, how could he think otherwise? At the Chair of Sustainable Business at the University of Mannheim, he is researching new paths to corporate sustainability with corporations and medium-sized companies. Manuel regularly flourishes when analyzing large data sets and using a wide variety of quantitative methods. His broad scientific base makes him a highly regarded consultant, formerly with Accenture Strategy, among others. With Better Earth, he develops sustainability strategies and manages innovative transformation projects.

Katharina Beck

Member of German parliament (MdB), Alliance 90/The Greens, and management consultant for sustainability.
Why we work together:
We are connected to Katharina through our longstanding collaboration in sustainability consulting. We are currently working together on a book that sums up our joint experience in sustainability transformation.

About Katharina Beck: After working for Accenture Strategy, Schlange & Co, the Institute for Social Banking, and oikos International, among others, Katharina decided to apply her skills full-time to politics. There, she works to change the often-poor framework conditions for sustainable business for the better. She is a member of the Bundestag for Alliance 90/The Greens, representing Hamburg-Nord.

Why we work together:

We are connected to Katharina through our longstanding collaboration in sustainability consulting. We are currently working together on a book that sums up our joint experience in sustainability transformation.

Über Katharina Beck:

Nach Stationen u.a. bei Accenture Strategy, Schlange & Co, dem Institute for Social Banking und oikos International hat sich Katharina Beck entschieden, Ihre Kompetenzen Vollzeit in der Politik einzubringen. Dort will sie die heute oft schlechten Rahmenbedingungen für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften zum Besseren ändern. Sie tritt als Spitzenkandidatin der Hamburger Grünen und als Direktkandidatin für den Wahlkreis Hamburg-Nord zur Bundestagswahl an. 

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.

Thomas Krick

Sustainability Strategist

Why we work together:

We are connected to Thomas through a longstanding shared interest in sustainability transformation. Together we develop solutions for the sustainability assessment of M&A activities and investments. Additionally, we collaborate to help decision makers interpret sustainability-related regulatory requirements as well as other topics where we complement each other.

About Thomas Krick:

Thomas has been working at the intersection of business, society and environment for nearly two decades. In the early 2000s, he helped develop and advance the AA1000 series of standards for corporate accountability to society, launched one of the world’s first public ESG ratings, and worked with the UNEP to guide corporations towards better engagement with external stakeholders. He then moved on to advance the sustainability services in mainstream consultancies, and most recently led Deloitte’s sustainability offering in Germany. He has worked across the entire corporate sustainability spectrum, from strategy design via operationalization to disclosure and 3rd party assurance, covering topics such as climate change, water, human rights and community engagement. He now acts as an independent advisor to corporates, investors, foundations and civic actors who wish to accelerate the necessary transformation towards a sustainable economy.

Why we work together:

We are connected to Thomas through a longstanding shared interest in sustainability transformation. Together we develop solutions for the sustainability assessment of M&A activities and investments. Additionally, we collaborate to help decision makers interpret sustainability-related regulatory requirements as well as other topics where we complement each other.

About Thomas Krick:

Thomas has been working at the intersection of business, society and environment for nearly two decades. In the early 2000s, he helped develop and advance the AA1000 series of standards for corporate accountability to society, launched one of the world’s first public ESG ratings, and worked with the UNEP to guide corporations towards better engagement with external stakeholders. He then moved on to advance the sustainability services in mainstream consultancies, and most recently led Deloitte’s sustainability offering in Germany. He has worked across the entire corporate sustainability spectrum, from strategy design via operationalization to disclosure and 3rd party assurance, covering topics such as climate change, water, human rights and community engagement. He now acts as an independent advisor to corporates, investors, foundations and civic actors who wish to accelerate the necessary transformation towards a sustainable economy.

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