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Elisabeth Kraut

Founder & Senior Sustainability Manager

She has set herself the goal of supporting companies in the transformation process to a more sustainable and circular economy. For this purpose she founded the company 7stepssolution in order to actively shape the future. In addition to her many years of experience as a sustainability manager at the Würth Group, she is a lecturer in sustainability management at Heilbronn University and is currently writing her doctoral thesis at the Chair of Management in the field of sustainability innovations at Tallinn University of Technology. With her second company “flowspiration” she also offers private individuals the opportunity to act more sustainable and mindfull.

She has set herself the goal of supporting companies in the transformation process to a more sustainable and circular economy. For this purpose she founded the company 7stepssolution in order to actively shape the future. In addition to her many years of experience as a sustainability manager at the Würth Group, she is a lecturer in sustainability management at Heilbronn University and is currently writing her doctoral thesis at the Chair of Management in the field of sustainability innovations at Tallinn University of Technology. With her second company “flowspiration” she also offers private individuals the opportunity to act more sustainable and mindfull.

Alicia Lamas Jung

Junior Sustainability Manager

At 7stepssolution she is involved in the organization of all projects. Through her business studies with a specialization in change management and her practical experience in the field of sustainability, she has a good overview of all fields of action of sustainability management. This is supplemented by her current master’s degree in sustainability management, which means that she looks after the company’s customers as a junior consultant alongside the founder Elisabeth Kraut. Her focus is on the further development of the 7stepssolution offer.

At 7stepssolution she is involved in the organization of all projects. Through her business studies with a specialization in change management and her practical experience in the field of sustainability, she has a good overview of all fields of action of sustainability management. This is supplemented by her current master’s degree in sustainability management, which means that she looks after the company’s customers as a junior consultant alongside the founder Elisabeth Kraut. Her focus is on the further development of the 7stepssolution offer.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Durst

Expert for the transformation of business models, knowledge and risk management

Dr. Susanne Durst is a professor at the Technical University in Tallinn with a research focus on knowledge and risk management, innovations in small and medium-sized companies, and sustainable business and transformation models.

As a senior contact, she manages projects such as materiality analyzes and risk assessments for our customers, based on the specifications of the GRI and the CSR Directive Implementation Act. In doing so, it follows a well-founded scientific approach in order to determine the important sustainability issues for the stakeholders as part of the strategic analysis.

Journal Artikel

Kraus, S., Durst, S., Ferreira, J.J., Veiga, P., Kailer, N., & Weinmann, A. (2022) Digital transformation in business and management research: An overview of the current status quo, International Journal of Information Management, 63, 102466, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2021.102466

Durst, S., Chowdhury, F., Davila, A., Kraus, S., & Cheng, C. F. (2021), Employees’ psychological characteristics and sustainable leadership in firms with high and low entrepreneurial orientation, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(3), 44-57

Tsvetkova, D., Bengtsson, E., & Durst, S. (2020) Maintaining Sustainable Practices in SMEs: Insights from Sweden, Sustainability, 12, 10242

Durst, S., & Zieba, M. (2020) Knowledge risks inherent in business sustainability, Journal of Cleaner Production, 251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119670

Monografien

Durst, S. & Henschel, T. (2022) Crisis Management for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Strategies for External Crises. Springer, New York

Durst, S. & Henschel, T. (2020) Knowledge Risk Management. From Theory to Praxis,
Springer, Cham

Durst, S., Temel, S., & Aisenberg Ferenhof, H. (eds.) (2018) Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises, World Scientific, Singapore

Dr. Susanne Durst is a professor at the Technical University in Tallinn with a research focus on knowledge and risk management, innovations in small and medium-sized companies, and sustainable business and transformation models.

As a senior contact, she manages projects such as materiality analyzes and risk assessments for our customers, based on the specifications of the GRI and the CSR Directive Implementation Act. In doing so, it follows a well-founded scientific approach in order to determine the important sustainability issues for the stakeholders as part of the strategic analysis.

Journal Artikel

Kraus, S., Durst, S., Ferreira, J.J., Veiga, P., Kailer, N., & Weinmann, A. (2022) Digital transformation in business and management research: An overview of the current status quo, International Journal of Information Management, 63, 102466, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2021.102466

Durst, S., Chowdhury, F., Davila, A., Kraus, S., & Cheng, C. F. (2021), Employees’ psychological characteristics and sustainable leadership in firms with high and low entrepreneurial orientation, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(3), 44-57

Tsvetkova, D., Bengtsson, E., & Durst, S. (2020) Maintaining Sustainable Practices in SMEs: Insights from Sweden, Sustainability, 12, 10242

Durst, S., & Zieba, M. (2020) Knowledge risks inherent in business sustainability, Journal of Cleaner Production, 251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119670

Monografien

Durst, S. & Henschel, T. (2022) Crisis Management for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Strategies for External Crises. Springer, New York

Durst, S. & Henschel, T. (2020) Knowledge Risk Management. From Theory to Praxis,
Springer, Cham

Durst, S., Temel, S., & Aisenberg Ferenhof, H. (eds.) (2018) Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises, World Scientific, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Wanja Wellbrock

Expert for sustainability management in the supply chain

Dr. Wanja Wellbrock is a professor at Heilbronn University with a focus on sustainable procurement management, sustainable supply chain management, sustainable purchasing and the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. In these areas he supports 7stepssolution and its customers with further training and coaching in the above areas..

Monografien

Wellbrock, Wanja/Ludin, Daniela/Krauter, Sina (2020): Nachhaltigkeitscontrolling. Instrumente und Kennzahlen für die strategische und operative Unternehmensführung, Wiesbaden.

Hein, Cathrin/Wellbrock, Wanja/Hein, Christoph (2019): Rechtliche Herausforderungen von Blockchain-Anwendungen. Straf-, Datenschutz- und Zivilrecht, Wiesbaden.

Wellbrock, Wanja (2015): Innovative Supply-Chain-Management-Konzepte. Branchenübergreifende Bedarfsanalyse sowie Konzipierung eines Entwicklungsprozessmodells, Wiesbaden.

Herausgeberwerke

Wellbrock, Wanja/Ludin, Daniela (Hrsg./2021): Nachhaltiger Konsum. Best Practices aus Wissenschaft, Unternehmenspraxis, Gesellschaft, Verwaltung und Politik, Wiesbaden.

Wellbrock, Wanja/Ludin, Daniela (Hrsg./2019): Nachhaltiges Beschaffungsmanagement. Strategien – Praxisbeispiele – Digitalisierung, Wiesbaden.

Dr. Wanja Wellbrock is a professor at Heilbronn University with a focus on sustainable procurement management, sustainable supply chain management, sustainable purchasing and the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. In these areas he supports 7stepssolution and its customers with further training and coaching in the above areas..

Monografien

Wellbrock, Wanja/Ludin, Daniela/Krauter, Sina (2020): Nachhaltigkeitscontrolling. Instrumente und Kennzahlen für die strategische und operative Unternehmensführung, Wiesbaden.

Hein, Cathrin/Wellbrock, Wanja/Hein, Christoph (2019): Rechtliche Herausforderungen von Blockchain-Anwendungen. Straf-, Datenschutz- und Zivilrecht, Wiesbaden.

Wellbrock, Wanja (2015): Innovative Supply-Chain-Management-Konzepte. Branchenübergreifende Bedarfsanalyse sowie Konzipierung eines Entwicklungsprozessmodells, Wiesbaden.

Herausgeberwerke

Wellbrock, Wanja/Ludin, Daniela (Hrsg./2021): Nachhaltiger Konsum. Best Practices aus Wissenschaft, Unternehmenspraxis, Gesellschaft, Verwaltung und Politik, Wiesbaden.

Wellbrock, Wanja/Ludin, Daniela (Hrsg./2019): Nachhaltiges Beschaffungsmanagement. Strategien – Praxisbeispiele – Digitalisierung, Wiesbaden.

Chiara Bernd

Chiara Bernd

Circular Economy & Supply Chain 

Chiara Bernd is a PRME Sustainability Ambassador of the UN Global Compact. Through her Bachelor’s degree in General Management with a focus on Supply Chain Management/ Logistics and her Master’s degree in Sustainable Management, she has a good understanding of different fields of action in sustainability management. She complements the 7stepssolution team with her expertise in the areas of circular economy, sustainable procurement management and sustainable supply chain management.

Chiara Bernd is a PRME Sustainability Ambassador of the UN Global Compact. Through her Bachelor’s degree in General Management with a focus on Supply Chain Management/ Logistics and her Master’s degree in Sustainable Management, she has a good understanding of different fields of action in sustainability management. She complements the 7stepssolution team with her expertise in the areas of circular economy, sustainable procurement management and sustainable supply chain management.

Dr.-Ing. Christian Baron

Circular Economy & Materials Science

Christian Baron is a developer, consultant and scientist with a background in cutting-edge research and waste management. He combines the passion for the further development of people and technology in order to find innovative solutions for the challenges of the future. The topics of his work range from material cycles and product design to innovative business models for the circular economy. His enthusiasm for these topics jumps from the first contact.

Christian Baron is a developer, consultant and scientist with a background in cutting-edge research and waste management. He combines the passion for the further development of people and technology in order to find innovative solutions for the challenges of the future. The topics of his work range from material cycles and product design to innovative business models for the circular economy. His enthusiasm for these topics jumps from the first contact.

Daniel Gutmann

Daniel Gutmann

Climate accounting and sustainability reporting

Daniel Gutmann works as a sustainability consultant at 7stepssolution and supports the preparation of carbon footprints and sustainability reports. He is also responsible for communicating and training relevant knowledge on sustainability topics and regulations. After Daniel took over responsibility for his team as a shift manager in a large company in the stationery industry, he decided to study business administration at the same time by distance learning. During a semester abroad as part of his Bachelor’s degree in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he became aware of the importance of sustainability, whereupon he followed up with a Master’s degree in “Sustainability Management”, which was rounded off by a working student job in the ESG area at AVS Verkehrssicherung, where he worked as a Sustainability Expert before joining 7stepssolution.

Daniel Gutmann works as a sustainability consultant at 7stepssolution and supports the preparation of carbon footprints and sustainability reports. He is also responsible for communicating and training relevant knowledge on sustainability topics and regulations. After Daniel took over responsibility for his team as a shift manager in a large company in the stationery industry, he decided to study business administration at the same time by distance learning. During a semester abroad as part of his Bachelor’s degree in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he became aware of the importance of sustainability, whereupon he followed up with a Master’s degree in “Sustainability Management”, which was rounded off by a working student job in the ESG area at AVS Verkehrssicherung, where he worked as a Sustainability Expert before joining 7stepssolution.

Porträt Noemi

Noemi Lamas Jung

Climate accounting and sustainability reporting

Through her business studies at Weleda AG, Noemi has experience in sustainable business and management. This knowledge has been enhanced by her work in sales of maintenance and repair of onshore wind turbines. This has given her a good understanding of the various technology providers, maintenance contracts and differences in the wind power industry, especially in Spain and Germany. Her practical experience is complemented by her current Master’s degree in Sustainability Management.

Through her business studies at Weleda AG, Noemi has experience in sustainable business and management. This knowledge has been enhanced by her work in sales of maintenance and repair of onshore wind turbines. This has given her a good understanding of the various technology providers, maintenance contracts and differences in the wind power industry, especially in Spain and Germany. Her practical experience is complemented by her current Master’s degree in Sustainability Management.

Marvin Schmitt

Supply Chain Management & Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation

Marvin Schmitt supports 7stepssolution GmbH as a sustainability consultant specialising in supply chain management and sustainability communication. His expertise is based on his academic background with a Master’s degree in Applied Sustainability and a Bachelor’s degree in International Management as well as his professional experience. With his focus on creating transparent and efficient processes, Marvin brings valuable experience from his freelance work in online marketing. His knowledge of sustainability reporting and customer communication at Scholz & Friends Reputation, coupled with international experience in logistics planning and purchasing at Robert Bosch GmbH in Madrid, enables him to master complex sustainability challenges. Marvin’s technical affinity and his language skills in German, English and Spanish round off his profile.

Marvin Schmitt supports 7stepssolution GmbH as a sustainability consultant specialising in supply chain management and sustainability communication. His expertise is based on his academic background with a Master’s degree in Applied Sustainability and a Bachelor’s degree in International Management as well as his professional experience. With his focus on creating transparent and efficient processes, Marvin brings valuable experience from his freelance work in online marketing. His knowledge of sustainability reporting and customer communication at Scholz & Friends Reputation, coupled with international experience in logistics planning and purchasing at Robert Bosch GmbH in Madrid, enables him to master complex sustainability challenges. Marvin’s technical affinity and his language skills in German, English and Spanish round off his profile.

Christof Kocher

Christof Kocher

Senior Sustainability Consultant & Wegbereiter

Christof Kocher is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and supports clients on their path to sustainability. In doing so, he focusses on the long-term impact of meaningful changes. In accordance with the PINA principle he developed, he does not leave it at mere theory, but offers tangible practical experience from successful change processes. From servants to supervisory board members – Christof Kocher works at eye level. He listens and looks. He speaks (and writes) plain language. He changes organisations in such a way that common goals are created and implemented. In addition to supporting medium-sized companies, he specialises in preparing reports in accordance with GRI, CSRD (ESRS), including the necessary data collection. As compensation, he goes fishing and plays with old cars.

Christof Kocher is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and supports clients on their path to sustainability. In doing so, he focusses on the long-term impact of meaningful changes. In accordance with the PINA principle he developed, he does not leave it at mere theory, but offers tangible practical experience from successful change processes. From servants to supervisory board members – Christof Kocher works at eye level. He listens and looks. He speaks (and writes) plain language. He changes organisations in such a way that common goals are created and implemented. In addition to supporting medium-sized companies, he specialises in preparing reports in accordance with GRI, CSRD (ESRS), including the necessary data collection. As compensation, he goes fishing and plays with old cars.

Monika Pezus-Stampe

Monika Pezus-Stampe

Senior Sustainability Consultant & Wegbereiter

With her many years of experience as an independent entrepreneur and consultant, Monika Pezus-Stampe has a deep understanding of the challenges of strategic change. She is passionate about the success of projects that grow beyond expectations through joint commitment. Since 2018, she has focussed in particular on reducing CO2 emissions by substituting virgin plastic with post-consumer waste (PCW) and integrating sustainability into corporate strategy. Monika studied business administration at the University of Cologne with a focus on marketing and advertising and completed further training at the DAA with a focus on sales organisation. Her expertise is complemented by the Refa basic training and AEVO. She began her professional career in 1971 with a qualification as an office administrator (as it was called back then). This varied academic and professional background, coupled with her commitment to sustainable business, makes her a valuable asset to the 7stepssolution team.

With her many years of experience as an independent entrepreneur and consultant, Monika Pezus-Stampe has a deep understanding of the challenges of strategic change. She is passionate about the success of projects that grow beyond expectations through joint commitment. Since 2018, she has focussed in particular on reducing CO2 emissions by substituting virgin plastic with post-consumer waste (PCW) and integrating sustainability into corporate strategy. Monika studied business administration at the University of Cologne with a focus on marketing and advertising and completed further training at the DAA with a focus on sales organisation. Her expertise is complemented by the Refa basic training and AEVO. She began her professional career in 1971 with a qualification as an office administrator (as it was called back then). This varied academic and professional background, coupled with her commitment to sustainable business, makes her a valuable asset to the 7stepssolution team.

Nela

Motivational professional, time-out manager and everyday companion

We believe that the presence of a dog brings significant benefits to employee health and productivity, which contributes to increasing the productivity and efficiency of our company. That’s why Nela always provides relaxation in our everyday work, enriches our breaks, provides variety and a new perspective on things. In addition to all her tasks, she also ensures that we are always on the move, which is also part of our company philosophy.

We believe that the presence of a dog brings significant benefits to employee health and productivity, which contributes to increasing the productivity and efficiency of our company. That’s why Nela always provides relaxation in our everyday work, enriches our breaks, provides variety and a new perspective on things. In addition to all her tasks, she also ensures that we are always on the move, which is also part of our company philosophy.

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