Reconciling ecological, economic & social goals.

Today, sustainability is the dominant objective of environmental, economic and social action. At its core is the idea of intergenerational justice: Satisfying the needs of today's generations must not come at the expense of future generations.

The aim of sustainable development is to bridge this intergenerational gap and reconcile ecological, economic and social goals. In this context, we consult our clients from business and politics and support them in the implementation of a sustainable transformation. 

Sustainability in business

We support companies in shaping their business activities in a sustainable way and make it visible and measurable how these impact on the environment and society.

Our services for companies in the area of sustainability


We care about sustainability, as a company and personally. Our own commitment to sustainability


Sustainability in politics

What guidelines should policymakers set to advance a sustainable transformation of society? How can politics support the economy in achieving its goals of more sustainability and climate protection? We provide advice on the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies for more sustainability. We support studies with our interdisciplinary sustainability expertise and methodological competence in order to answer questions in a methodologically sound and solution-oriented manner.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

DG REGIO – Evaluation of the European Green Deal

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How effective has the EU cohesion policy been in driving green change in Europe? This and other questions are being investigated jointly with COWI, Milieu, and CSIL, on behalf of the European Commission (DG REGIO).

Zero Waste Concept Munich

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We supported the Wuppertal Institute in the development of the Zero Waste Concept Munich for Munich’s waste management services (AWM).

Circular economy potential for rural development

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Equal living conditions in the city and in the country are a federal government goal. We are looking into how the circular economy can contribute to this for the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Construction (BMWSB).

Evaluation of the BMBF Framework Programmes FONA

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Together with Fraunhofer ISI, Prognos has evaluated the framework programs for the promotion of research into sustainable development (FONA).

CIRCTER – Circular Economy and Territorial Consequences

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An investigation into the economic structure of the regional Circular Economy in Europe.

Do you have questions?

Your contact at Prognos

Oliver Lühr

Vice Director, Head of Environmental, Circular Economy and Climate Change

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Jan Tiessen

Vice Director, Head of Management Consulting

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Dr Jan Trenczek

Senior Project Manager

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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