Sabine Nallinger, Managing Director
Since September 2014 Sabine Nallinger has been the chairwoman of Foundation 2° – German Businesses for Climate Protection in Berlin.
A qualified town, transport and environment planner, Sabine Nallinger worked for 20 years on pioneering concepts for urban areas, environmentally-friendly regional, town and transport planning, as well as transportation and mobility management, within scientific and practice-oriented projects. She worked for both the state capital of Munich and for Stadtwerke München (Munich municipal utility services). There she led the research and development division and was responsible for numerous research and collaborative projects at European and national level. In addition, she managed the overall coordination of electromobility; in the context of this, one of her final projects for Stadtwerke München was a national research project commissioned by the Federal Transport Ministry.
Since 2008 she has been a town councilor for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (the German Green Party) in Munich, dealing primarily with energy, urban development and transport policy issues. In 2014 she was a candidate for the office of mayor. She is an elected member of the steering committee of the Association of German Cities and of the transport and economic committee of the Association of Bavarian Cities and Towns.
Martin Kaul, Head of Office & Climate and Energy Policy Officer
Martin Kaul is a political scientist.
Since 2015 Foundation 2° has been benefiting from his numerous years of experience in climate policy from the perspective of science, politics, and economics. Before he started working for Foundation 2°, he worked as a project manager at adelphi in the areas of climate, energy and resources policy as well as the green economy. One of the projects he led was for the Federal Environment Ministry; it was focused on German-Polish cooperation on climate protection, and in particular on economic opportunities. Prior to this, he worked in various capacities for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen – e.g. as a personal aide and consultant in climate policy for the climate policy speaker in the German Bundestag (parliament), as the chief clerk of the parliamentary board in the Berlin state parliament, and as the deputy chief clerk of the federal chairperson.
Martin Kaul has completed degrees in “International Relations” (BA) at TU Dresden and at Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), as well as a master’s in “Peace and Conflict Research” at the University of Sussex (England).
Susan Weide, Corporate Climate Protection Officer
Susan Weide is a graduate in business management.
Since 2015 Foundation 2° has been benefiting from her numerous years of experience in business consultancy and her political work in the field of climate and energy policy and sustainable economic activity. Prior to this, Susan Weide worked as head of the division of climate policy and environmental and economic cooperation for the environment and development organization Germanwatch. As the head of the division of sustainable economic activity in the Council for Sustainable Development (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, RNE), she oversaw projects on sustainability standards in the financial market, on sustainability reporting by medium-sized businesses and DAX companies, and on the promotion of sustainable consumption. As a consultant in a DAX IT company, she advised businesses on designing business management processes and implementing software and led projects in Germany and abroad.
Susan Weide studied Corporate Sustainability Management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship (MBA) at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg’s Center for Sustainability Management, as well as Business Studies with a focus on “International Business” (BA) at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim.
Martin Bosak, Project Coordinator
Martin Bosak is Climate Scientist.
He supports the Foundation 2° in the field of climate and energy policy since August 2017. Apart from his tasks for the Foundation 2° he is coordinating the Foundations Platform F20 at the World Future Council in Hamburg. F20 has been established during the German G20 Presidency.
Martin Bosak studied Environmental and Political Science (B.Sc.) at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg and Keele University (UK) and Climate Studies (M.Sc.) with a focus on climate policy at Wageningen University (Netherlands).