I have taken some time today to research current Sustainability / CSR consultancies based in Germany and came to an interesting conclusion in my view.
High number of consultancies for a fairly small overall market
For a rather small market, Germany has a lot of specialised CSR / Sustainability consultancies I have to say. Several years ago there where the big 4 consultancies and a few others. Now I have seen so many companies also offering CSR / Sustainability services, that it makes me wonder how they can make a proper living with this focus. As far as I can tell, is the overall total annual turnover for sustainability services including assurance in Germany a maximum of 25 to €30 million. This is my assessment only of course and based on what I have heard from other consultants here in Germany.
Here is the list of the consultancies I could find. I only included these consultancies with a very large part of their business focusing on CSR / Sustainability.
Big Four Consultancies
Smaller & Medium sized consultancies
- Triple Innova
- Stakeholder Reporting
- Brands and Values
- Sustain Consult
- B.A.U.M Group
I am sure there are more consultancies offering CSR / Sustainability services in Germany. If you know one or more and they are not on the list please feel free to suggest these here as a comment. Many thanks.