Kerstin Pettenkofer

Sustainable Development Consultancy

Main focus: startegic sustainability

Twitter handle: @pettenkofer


Languages: German, English

City: Bonn and Copenhagen

State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Country: Germany

Topics: sustainability leadership, sustainable development, sustainable development goals (sdgs)

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

A majority of companies pursue sustainability goals, but do not follow any strategy. The result is a confusing bouquet of measurements that are spread with the watering can. In my work, I rely on value-based sustainability performance of companies. I connect corporate reality with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Integrating this authentic sustainability mission statement into the company's strategy is the simple recipe for success. In this way, sustainability strengthens the company's long-term success and may lead to new business cases.


As a political scientist (M.A.), I care about communicating complex connections. As managing partner, I have set up and managed an education, political consulting and communication company. One of my foci was to lead the company by a strategic sustainability. In addition to the core business, the conception, moderation and organization of events of all sizes, I advised clients on the implementation of sustainability strategies. In numerous trainings and lectures I have passed on my knowledge in the field of sustainability. After 15 years in the company, I decided in the summer of 2018 to focus exclusively on consulting in strategic sustainability management. This includes moderations, trainings, coaching and the support of strategic sustainability processes. As a certified live-online trainer, my offers can also be implemented remotely in virtual rooms.

Training and methodological knowledge
• Strategic sustainability management, University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (Eberswalde 2020) • Agent for Intentional Transformation, Eugenio Molina (Malmo 2020) • Masterclass "Art of Hosting", Mary Alice Arthur (Berlin 2019) • Live online trainer at the FCT Academy (Online 2018) • Open Course Design Thinking at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam (2018) • Moderation training at the Berlin School of Journalism (2017) • Design Thinking Basics, Mind and Makers Cologne (2017) • Leadership Programme Common Purpose (2017) • Training on the Scenario Trainer (2005) • Voice training for radio presenters (1996)

German (mother tongue)
English (business fluent)
Spanish (business fluent)

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Trainings: Nachhaltige Veranstaltungen

Für Mitarbeitende aller Bundesressorts

This talk is in: German
Vortrag: CSR Berichtspflicht

Vorträge im Rahmen des Education Programms des IMEX (Globale Messe für Incentive-Reisen, Meetings und Events)

This talk is in: German
Vortrag: Sustainabilty matters

Lecture for the members of the Programme of GIZ Seneca Green in Sarajevo (Bosnia) about Sustainable Event Management

This talk is in: English
Vortrag & Workshop: Nachhaltigkeit eine Frage der Haltung

Impulsvortrag für Führungskräfte des Goethe-Instituts

This talk is in: German
Diskussionsrunde: Wie nachhaltig können Unternehmen sein?

Ein kritisches Gespräch zwischen der Berlinale, Audi, Lemonaid und Community Cola.

Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel, Audi Umwelt Stiftung
Kathrin Schafroth, Sponsorship Berlinale
Udo Schulte, Lemonaid
Jan van Schwamen, Community Cola

This talk is in: German
Vortrag: Walk the talk!

What does it mean to walk the talk, when you are organizing events? A lecture for international sustainablity professionals about sustainale event management

This talk is in: English