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  • Published on: 28.05.2021
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Happy Birthday MHP!

5x5 Sustainability Ideas to Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary

Over the past 25 years, alongside our customers, we’ve reached numerous milestones in the areas of management, process and IT consulting.

The symbiosis between humans and technology has always been our focus. We now employ over 3,000 team members who support companies with their digital transformation and help them prepare for their next big step into the future: Sustainability and digitalization have merged into an all-encompassing change that is set to shape the decades ahead. The success of this change will affect us all. Guided by our subject matter, process and technology expertise, and with our mission statement always in mind, we are taking the next evolutionary step alongside our customers: “Enabling you to shape a better tomorrow.”

Over the next few weeks, we will be celebrating our 25-year anniversary by sharing 5x5 ideas on how we can work together to create a sustainable and digital world that puts people first. We’ve chosen our five key topics to reflect the different aspects of sustainability and to therefore cover the complexity of the issue as a whole:

  • Emissions Management
  • Sustainable Value Chains
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) targeting
  • Digital Responsibility
  • Circular Economy

For each of these topics, we will analyze the causes and consequences of human intervention in nature from different perspectives to make it easier to focus on a single aspect while also understanding the bigger picture. Five skills are essential for understanding sustainability:

  • Specialist subject matter expertise to fully explore each area
  • Digitalization skills since numerous action areas have a digital component
  • Transformation expertise to implement theoretical ideas in practice
  • Experience with agnostic ecosystems for balancing different cultural, topic-specific and technical considerations
  • Innovative ideas since new approaches are necessary for tackling old challenges

Guided by these five skills, companies can lay the foundations not only for their basic license to operate, but also for remaining competitive and prepared for the future.

A company’s goal must be to view these five skills as an essential part of a newly conceived corporate strategy. In the future, the definition of sustainable corporate success will require a fundamental shift in perspective when it comes to the triple bottom line – from economic goals being achieved despite considering ecological and social issues to economic goals being achieved exclusively by taking these issues into account. How can this be achieved?  We’ve come up with a few ideas already…

We hope that this blog has made you excited to read our 5x5 articles. We’re looking forward to discussing these topics with you in more detail!

Until next time, stay safe and join us in saying “happy birthday MHP!”

About our author

A "Better Tomorrow" is not possible without...:
the will to take responsibility beyond what is necessary and the realisation that there are no simple causal chains, but that we live in systems and have to think like them. A little less "I", a little more "we"; a little less "now", a little more "tomorrow"; a little less hedonism, a little more stoicism and then the better tomorrow could work.

My heart beats faster for..:
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Marcus Schüler

Associated Partner, MHP