Consultation and moderation on the new program of the UmweltPartnerschaft Hamburg

corsus Managing Director Anke Butscher and Senior Consultant Julius Wenzig advised the board of the UmweltPartnerschaft Hamburg (UPHH) on the development of the new work program and moderated the corresponding workshops on goal setting and priority setting. The UPHH was founded in 2003 by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and pursues the goal of promoting voluntary, corporate environmental and climate protection with a network of companies. The work program describes UPHH and defines the focal points for activities, consultations and events in the period 2023 to 2028. In addition, funding programs and communication channels are outlined. The UPHH office is located in the Department of Environment, Climate, Energy and Agribusiness (BUKEA) and consulting services for companies are provided by the chambers of trade and commerce. The supporting group is made up of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Crafts, the Industrieverband Hamburg e.V. and the Unternehmensverband Hafen Hamburg e.V.. The company network currently comprises around 1,600 companies.

As an impulse for the development of the new work program, corsus conducted guideline-based interviews with external stakeholders from comparable networks, think tanks, science or pioneer companies at the beginning of the process. The following three workshops served to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), to discuss the stakeholder impulses and to set goals. In addition, the thematic focal points for the new work program were defined, possible formats and events were discussed, and internal and external cooperation opportunities were elicited. corsus processed the workshop results of all three workshops and formulated a first draft for the new work program, which was then further developed and designed within the administration.

One focus of UPHH’s networking activities for the next work period will be on climate protection, energy and sustainable finance. Existing topics such as climate-friendly energy and heat, energy and resource efficiency, circular economy, sustainable purchasing and mobility will also continue to play an important role. In addition, a stronger focus is to be placed on the networking of actors via events and cooperations. The work program was signed by the First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, and the Senator for the Environment, Jens Kerstan, as well as the chairpersons of the supporting group at an anniversary summit in early April 2023. The cooperation, which has existed for 20 years, was thus extended and duly celebrated in the ballroom of the City Hall. The new work program can be downloaded in German.

“corsus accompanied the process of the UmweltPartnerschaft Hamburg on the way to the new work program. Due to the excellent moderation and process control as well as pre- and post-processing of the workshops in the sponsoring group of the UmweltPartnerschaft, we were able to ensure a stringent stakeholder process and to develop a well-founded and innovative work program.”

Jan Dube, Coordinator UmweltPartnerschaft, Head of Department Environment & Economy EnvironmentPartnership Hamburg

Duration: The project was carried out in April and May 2022.

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