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).
Till Kötter, Senior Advisor for European and International Affairs
Telephone: +49 (0)30 2045 4458
Till Kötter is a political scientist.
Since April 2020, Till Kötter has worked as a senior advisor for European and international affairs of the Foundation 2 °. Prior to that, he spent five years advising the International, Europe and Climate Protection department of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in changing positions. The focus of his work was on the German G7 and G20 presidency, as well as on international partnerships for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Till Kötter previously worked in the Beijing office of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with a focus on German-Chinese cooperation for ambitious climate protection with provinces such as Hubei, Jiangxi, Jilin and Shanxi. Before that, he worked for the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Washington office with stakeholders from government, business and civil society to strengthen progressive alliances for climate protection at the national and sub-national level. Till Kötter holds a Masters in International Politics from Sciences Po Paris and studied Journalism at the University of Florida. In his spare time, Till Kötter is a passionate runner.
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.