Senior Executive; Diplom Biologist from Phillips University of Marburg, Germany; German national with permanent Peruvian residency, Fully trilingual (English-Spanish-German), as well as basic knowledge of french. Certified by the International Coaching Community (ICC) and working as freelance coach helping people to grow personally and profesionally; Executive Director of the Peruvian conservation NGO Mundo Azul with 32 years of experience in leadership positions in conservation and research. Executive Director of the Interamerican Institute for Integral Ecology, a Peruvian NGO specializing on eco-efficiancy and sustainabilitiy; 17 years of experience in eco-tourism development, management and guiding. Book author, film maker and artist. Download full curriculum    
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Eco-efficiency, social responsability and sustainable projects

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Companies of any type around the world are loosing huge amounts of money due to inefficient use of natural resources like water, electricity, chemicals and raw materials.

Some managers do underestimate the high costs (fines, bad corporate image, reduced competitiveness, social conflicts, etc.) caused by the lack of a clear corporate environmental policy. Other managers use their environmental policies to reduce the levels of contamination caused to only just what’s in the law. Both are missing out on taking advantage of the benefits a sustainable and eco-efficient management could deliver.

Good managers however do understand that “just doing the minimum required” in order to avoid legal and social problems is a weak corporate strategy in a world that grows more environmental sensitive by the day.

Eco-efficiency means to produce more services or goods while using less natural resources and contaminating less. Many times companies can save 10-40 % of their annual production costs when implementing a bold and serious program to become eco-efficient.

The ecological footprint is a tool to measure the environmental impact a company causes and to monitor their advances in becoming more environmental friendly and as such more sustainable.

Since 2008 I am teaching eco-efficiency and sustainability in tourism companies at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC) in Lima. In 2012 I published the book “Sustainability and eco-efficiency in the modern company”

I am consulting companies by offering the following services:

  • Measuring the companies ecological footprint
  • Helping companies to reduce their environmental impact by saving energy, water and raw materials in the production process
  • Developing internal communication strategies to implement environmental management schemes
  • Supporting the process of internal change towards environmental management
  • Developing external communication strategies in order to promote the positive results of environmental improvements to their clients and a wider public

 

Sustainability and eco-efficiency in the modern company

Stefan Austermühle

Written in spanish languange

Publisher: Peruvian University for Applied Sciences (UPC), Lima, Peru, 2012

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