ClimatePartner is a strategic planner and solutions generator that supports packaging manufacturing companies in reducing and offsetting their greenhouse gas emissions. Moritz Lehmkuhl is the founder and CEO of ClimatePartner, creating his company on a mission to strengthen business’ overall resilience against climate change. Always seeking more than a means to an end, Moritz’s ambition and focus drove him to actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. After having worked in investment banking for some time, he came across climate action which led him on a complete career change to become self-employed and create ClimatePartner in 2006.
Working with across 35 countries, ClimatePartner has clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations across diverse industries. Moritz shares the challenges he has faced in his work, saying, “The biggest challenge was to convince the companies that they can actually make a positive impact on climate change and development.” In the beginning, it was difficult to obtain data from these companies on their energy consumption. Gradually, however, they started to cooperate, realizing that providing such data ultimately benefited them by helping them reduce their carbon emissions.