CEOs

Foundation 2° – German Businesses for Climate Protection is a CEO initiative. The executives of the supporting businesses directly participate in the foundation’s activities and identify with the aim of preventing global warming in excess of two degrees Celsius.

Volker Christmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors – DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL GmbH & Co. KG

Andreas Engelhardt, Managing Partner with Unlimited Liability – Schüco International KG

Gunther Gamst, Managing Director – DAIKIN Airconditioning Germany GmbH

Bjørn Gulden, Chief Executive Officer – PUMA SE

Timotheus Höttges, Chairman of the Board of Directors – Deutsche Telekom AG

Reinhard Klein, Chairman of the Board of Directors – Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG

Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO – Deutsche Bahn AG

Dr. Frank Mastiaux – Vorstandsvorsitzender EnBW AG

Christian Lewandowski, Chairman of the Board of Directors – Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG

Dr. Hinrich Mählmann, Managing Partner with Unlimited Liability – OTTO FUCHS KG

Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO – BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Dr. Michael Otto, Chairman of the Board of Directors – Otto Group

Michael Thamm, CEO – Costa-Gruppe (AIDA Cruises / Costa Crociere)

Peter Wübben, Director of Communications – ALDI SÜD Dienstleistungs-GmbH & Co. oHG

 


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Volker Christmann
Chairman of the Board of Directors – DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL GmbH & Co. KG

“In Foundation 2° we are working towards a free-market climate protection, therefor we are convinced that enterprise and ecology both profit in equal measure from decisive action. Together with the other 2° supporters, we are working to establish the necessary framework requirements for a commitment to climate policy.”

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Andreas Engelhardt
Managing Partner with Unlimited Liability – Schüco International KG

“With the approach of 360° degree sustainability, Schüco is meeting the challenge of providing systems for resource-efficient, economically viable and sustainable buildings. In line with our company principles, we are therefore working, as part of Foundation 2°, toward the protection of the environment, the prevention of environmental pollution, and the efficient handling of available energy resources.”

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Gunther Gamst
Managing Director – DAIKIN Airconditioning Germany GmbH

“We are excited to be actively working toward more climate-friendly buildings. We hope our technologies for cooling, heating and ventilation will significantly reduce the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of buildings and promote climate protection.”

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Bjørn Gulden
Chief Executive Officer – PUMA SE

“We believe that the balance between social, economic and ecological sustainability is crucial for sustainable business development. PUMA’s membership of the company foundation Foundation 2° is the expression of our long-standing commitment to climate protection and is consistent with our general principle of Forever Faster; working faster and more effectively for a more sustainable future.”

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Timotheus Höttges
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Deutsche Telekom AG

“Deutsche Telekom has been contributing to a climate-friendly and future-oriented society for many years. As a founding member of Foundation 2°, we are demonstrating that economic viability and climate protection are highly compatible.”

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Reinhard Klein
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG

“New residential building projects and residential renovations must be committed to the energy revolution. In this way, Germany’s home owners will play a significant role in meeting the two degree target.”

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Christian Lewandowski
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG

“Sustainability and climate protection are not only the main challenges in the real estate sector; they also offer extremely exciting development prospects. Our involvement in Foundation 2° likewise allows us to develop our own business further and contribute new ideas to direct practice transfer.”

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Dr. Richard Lutz
CEO – Deutsche Bahn AG

“Deutsche Bahn has supported Foundation 2° since it was created because we know that climate protection is an integral part of a sustainable business model. Policymakers must set the right framework and science must carry out research to enable innovations. Companies do more than just their part, they are also increasingly recognising the future opportunities provided by climate protection. Foundation 2° connects the three systems and acts as a platform paving the way towards a decarbonised future.”

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Dr. Frank Mastiaux – Vorstandsvorsitzender EnBW AG

“We want to initiate a necessary discussion across industries about the appropriate political framework and tools for promoting climate protection. An effective CO2 price signal is indispensable towards this task. It is with pleasure that we contribute our expertise to the work of foundation 2°.“

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Dr. Hinrich Mählmann
Managing Partner with Unlimited Liability – OTTO FUCHS KG

“As a traditional family-owned business in the non-ferrous metal industry, OTTO FUCHS KG is demonstrating how to implement measures for climate protection and for energy and resource efficiency in metal production and metalworking at its individual production sites on a daily basis. Through our involvement in Foundation 2° we wish to emphasize that even energy-intensive firms can make a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through their intelligent manufacturing processes and their products.”

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Dr. Karsten Ottenberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO – BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

“At BSH, environmental protection is the principle of corporate responsibility and the driver of innovation. Together with Foundation 2° we are working toward a transformation of society which involves more energy efficiency and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. We hope thereby to minimize our carbon footprint, but also to improve our competitiveness.”

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Dr. Michael Otto
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Otto Group

“Through our involvement in the Foundation 2° we are sending a clear signal that climate protection is a long-term, urgent and important concern for businesses.”

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Michael Thamm
CEO – Costa-Gruppe (AIDA Cruises / Costa Crociere)

“We support the aims of Foundation 2° because we believe economic success and sustainable action are not mutually exclusive – quite the contrary. We believe that together they are the basis for long-term success. AIDA is engaging in pioneering work in climate protection in the cruise industry, and this means going further than merely using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a low-emission fuel.”

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Peter Wübben
Director of Communications – ALDI SÜD Dienstleistungs-GmbH & Co. oHG

“We are convinced that we can achieve long-term economic success only once we rise to global challenges such as climate change. This is why we are climate neutral, and we are the first major food retailer to be so in Germany. We support the goals of Foundation 2° and want to contribute to finding corporate solutions for climate protection through our commitment.”

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