corsus looks back on an eventful year 2023 and wishes you a Merry Christmas
An eventful, good and full year is coming to an end. Time to look back at what has happened at corsus.
With Verena Timmer and Felix Lücking, we have been able to gain an excellent reinforcement for the corsus team. In addition to ongoing project work, corsus has presented and positioned itself in lectures, interviews, publications and at specialist conferences on current topics in the sustainability discourse. We celebrated with clients and cooperation partners: three years of corsus GmbH, the founding of corsus research gUG and our “first anniversary” at the Großneumarkt office location. The corsus team also took part in the city cycling campaign and took part in the global climate strike.
The start of the year was characterised by trips to Thailand and South Africa as part of the CLIF project, which focuses on the environmental impact of food. In the area of nutrition, we focussed on the waste of resources (food and packaging). We analysed the use and suitability of alternative protein sources and in the culinary compass we were able to show how consumers in Germany can eat a balanced and sustainable diet within planetary boundaries. In terms of methodology, we are constantly keeping our finger on the pulse via the Lower Saxony climate label and for the communication tool in the CLIF project and are continuing to work on taking biodiversity into account in life cycle assessments. corsus has supported several companies in the development of sustainability strategies, reporting and human rights due diligence, particularly with regard to current developments at European level.
We successfully completed three large, forward-looking municipal projects: the mission statement for the future of the moor in the Bastauniederung model region, the implementation of the 17 sustainability goals in 27 globally sustainable municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein and sustainable procurement in municipalities. corsus has supported numerous municipalities in the development of sustainability strategies and their implementation in monitoring processes. The urban development strategy of the city of Flensburg is about to be politically approved, Neustadt in Ostholstein has already adopted it and Elmshorn and Sankt Peter-Ording are about to do so. We also endeavoured to strategically and structurally anchor social-ecological procurement in 12 municipalities. One milestone was the launch of the second project phase of the large-scale nature conservation project Natürlich Hamburg! with the Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke in Hamburg City Park.
None of this work would have been possible without our project partners, our network and cooperation partners, clients and customers.
We would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and wish you a happy, relaxing and sustainable Christmas season. We hope to see you all again next year in good health and look forward to working with you in the future.
corsus Team at the Elbphilharmonie-Plaza photographed by Ulrike Eberle