INTEGRATION of Sustainability/ESG

Supporting companies and investors to create societal and business value by aligning sustainability ambitions with business strategies

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Positive impacts – what we do in a nutshell

The positive impacts (PI) GmbH is a strategy consulting firm specializing in integrating sustainability/ESG into the strategy and processes of organizations. To that end, PI offers modular services for companies and investors. Our support ranges from selected elements to the entire strategy integration process as defined in the PI Strategy Approach. The PI Analysis Framework helps to understand the starting point for creating more business and societal value. Thus, our consulting services include (among others):


By looking at strategy and process integration, we aim at a more substantial transformation towards a sustainable economy. We build the support system behind managers and leaders on their path to integrate sustainability/ESG and transform companies/investors, value chains, capital markets, and the eco-system around them. The PI approach has been reviewed and approved by renowned experts, and we are confident that it will help unlock organizations’ potential to increase positive impacts.

We use systems thinking approaches that reveal the relevant fields of action for individual companies, whole industries, and even governmental bodies. The PI approach is built around three pillars that help to answer the central questions of sustainability integration:

Where do you want to be?

The PI Ambition Level Concept helps you understand your options and define your goals.

Level setting: where are you today?

The PI Analysis Framework helps you identify your current positioning and get a clear picture of fields of action.

How do you get there?

Following the PI Strategy Approach helps you focus on the right measures for your ambition.

The positive impacts story 

We want to support the transformation to a truly sustainable global economy which aims at maximizing societal value. This will need much better integration and honest collaboration between all companies, investors, governments, and citizens. Businesses that thrive in a future sustainable society will have governance for profitability and sustainability combined as an integrated element driving their fortunes. This is our starting point – we have stepped up to build the architecture that enables tomorrow’s success. Each of us at PI is a success story in our careers. We have all decided to pull together our strengths to drive the sustainability integration of the future.

After two decades of advising major global companies on existing sustainability standards, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, and strategy integration, Martin, the PI founder, decided a new, practical, and more ambitious approach was needed. Typical ESG guidance has led to companies check boxes and “run” after reporting requirements, and consultants develop a strategy for every “hot topic” that comes up. Thus, they never quite tapped into the transformative and highly needed potential of sustainability/ESG.

Hence the founding of positive impacts (PI) and the new concepts it introduces.

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