Sustainability as an opportunity

Sustainability = Economy + Ecology

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Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. The reasons why companies have to deal with this are manifold.

Changing environmental conditions, new customer and market requirements, and laws and regulations are forcing companies to adapt. At the same time, new opportunities and possibilities arise for products, market access and cost structures.

We at Fraunhofer IAIS have developed methods to accompany you on the path of change. In doing so, we always keep an eye on competitiveness and profitability.

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Do the Climate Impact Check

Online Workshop

Take a moment with us to understand how much your business will be affected by climate change in the future and what measures are available. To do this, we organize two half-day workshops with your company and our experts.

Among other things, we clarify the following questions:

  • What developments can we already observe?
  • What laws are coming your way?
  • What are your competitors doing?
  • How will resources and costs change?
  • What will your customers expect from you?
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The development of your sustainability strategy

With our multi-perspective company models, we analyze the situation with you and identify fields of action and options for your company. An individual roadmap shows you how your company can gradually become more sustainable. Our analysis covers the following aspects:

  • Current status and analysis, target status and principles
  • Use cases, business cases and scenario analysis
  • Gap analysis: actual vs. target state
  • Implementation roadmaps and communication strategies

Results can be aligned with relevant external ratings.

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Our research projects in the field of sustainability


Research Project




Investigation of the resource intensity of digital transformation in Germany for the German Federal Environmental Agency.


Research Project




... to improve the resilience of historic areas to natural disasters and climate change-related hazards.


Research Project




... to strengthen the resilience of transport infrastructures against natural and man-made hazards.


Research Project

Climate Resilience in


The network for climate resilient infrastructure operators.


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Development of a standardized, modular method for climate change risk analysis.


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Customized climate change risk analysis for critical infrastructures.