Organization

The executive bodies of the foundation are the board of trustees, the executive committee and the board of directors.

The board of trustees advises and oversees the foundation’s board of directors, ensures the foundation’s aims are implemented, and determines the foundation’s orientation and activities. In addition, the members of the board of trustees appoint the members of the executive committee as well as its chairperson.

Composition of the Board of Trustees (since 2016)
  • Dr. Michael Otto, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Andreas Engelhardt, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Reinhard Klein, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Christian Lewandowski, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, Member of the Board of Trustees

The executive committee advises the foundation’s board of directors between meetings of the board of trustees and supports the implementation of the foundation’s aims. In addition, the executive committee supports the foundation’s public relations, including identifying potential donors and supporters.

Composition of the Executive Committee (since 2016)
  • Dr. Michael Otto, Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Reinhard Klein, Member of the Executive Committee

Since September 2014 the chairwoman of Foundation 2° – German Businesses for Climate Protection has been Sabine Nallinger.
The board of directors conducts the foundation’s business, organizes the work of the foundation, and is responsible for the foundation’s public relations.

The committee’s registered office is in Berlin.