Environment & Sustainability

ESG: Align your corporate strategy with the future

Whitepaper with facts, concepts and KPI sets for your sustainability management

Environment Social Governance

ESG is the key term when it comes to future-proof corporate governance, modern sustainability management and compliance with legislation such as the EU Taxonomy or the upcoming reorganization of sustainability reporting.

With sustainability management in line with ESG criteria, your company contributes strategically and in the long term to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, you put it on a stable footing in economic terms.

But what exactly does ESG sustainability mean? What ESG requirements should you be aware of and comply with? What is the significance of the DNSH (Do-No-Significant-Harm) and Double Materiality concepts? What are ESG performance indicators? This whitepaper provides answers.

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What you can expect

  • Relevance and classification

    Understand the big-picture of sustainability, CSR and ESG as well as the monitoring of capital flows in terms of the EU Taxonomy Regulation.

  • DNSH and Double Materiality

    Understand the two perspectives of Double Materiality "outside-in and inside-out" and incorporate them into your ESG strategy. The concept of avoiding significant harm (DNSH) also supports you in dealing competently with sustainability-relevant conflicting goals.

  • Performance Indicator sets

    Use our clear lists of environmental performance indicators according to EMAS and GRI standards, climate performance indicators of the European Union in line with TCFD, as well as further indicators according to GRI for the ESG factors Social and Governance for your ESG reporting. 

Expertise for ESG

About the team of authors at Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Jana Brauweiler

At the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Jana Brauweiler, Professor of Integrated Management Systems, and her colleague Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Will are responsible for the education of students in the Master's program "Integrated Management Systems" and the Bachelor's program "Ecology and Environmental Protection."

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Will

Markus Will has published various practical books on occupational health and safety management systems, environmental management systems and auditing of management systems together with Prof. Dr. Jana Brauweiler. As consultants and coaches, they support organizations in their day-to-day implementation. With their work, they support the effective implementation of environmental, occupational health and safety, energy and quality management systems as well as their integration - especially in industrial SMEs

M.Sc. David Horsch

David Horsch is an environmental engineer and works as a project collaborator at the HSZG in the field of energy management and climate neutrality. He is also the founder of UnIMS-Consult, a management consultancy for integrated management systems. There he is an expert in the areas of carbon footprint, climate neutrality, environmental management according to ISO 14001, energy management according to ISO 50001, IMS software and internal audits.