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Public Sector

Organisations today face mounting expectations on their wider role in society. The public sector is not only no exception; these expectations are compounded here by its intrinsic civic responsibility for the proper management of public goods and use of public money.
At the international level, mounting global challenges increasingly necessitate cross-border cooperation to ensure effective policy. This context of globalisation puts additional pressure on national governments, and in today’s data-driven and interconnected world, public decisions must satisfy increasing demands for transparency and need to be made on a sound evidence base. Finally, today’s sustainability agenda emphasises the role of local government as exemplars and drivers of sustainable development, requiring forward-looking solutions to address the novel problems of today.
However, as the manager for public goods, the public sector is often saddled with the givens of the past in terms of administration, skills and infrastructure, which may necessitate not only incremental, but transformative actions. The involvement of stakeholders and public-private partnerships is increasingly recognised as an instrument for this, working toward delivering tailor-made solutions for social improvement.

Our Services

This service aims for a systematic identification of potential positive and negative environmental and social aspects of project impacts. Such analyses can help in choosing best available technologies from an environmental and social standpoint, as well as for decision making for management and minimization of negative impacts.

Such services aim to assess the economic, environmental and social consequences from the development and application of policies, plans and projects. This is a means for decision making that enables avoiding decisions leading to long-term loss of value. Such assessments are useful for institutions and local government for modelling the effects of new policies or legislation. They are also used by business for large projects, offering a platform for corporate value risk management. In the broadest sense, these are either a) preliminary (ex-ante) assessments, which evaluate expected outcomes; or b) follow-up (ex-post) assessments, which evaluate concrete results from implementation of policies, programmes or projects.

A good understanding of the volume and the structure of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions helps every organization (governmental, local authority or company) answer some strategic challenges. The Emissions Trade Scheme (ETS) of the EU covers only part of the emissions and their mitigation measures, meaning many opportunities for real mitigation are not included. We give our clients the needed support in identifying business opportunities stemming from climate protection strategies and facilitate changes in internal processes.

How do you engage with your stakeholders? Have you ever thought about who your stakeholders are, who you need to inform and when? How can you find out what your customers, suppliers, employees and neighbours expect or want of you, and what they don’t want? How can you harness your stakeholders’ knowledge to create added value for everyone with a stake in your business? We offer the support you need in implementing a stakeholder management system, including help with defining issues and objectives, and designing the process of communication with the relevant constituencies.

You can profit from protecting the environment. The proactive environmental protection measures that make up our Ecoprofit programme generate average savings of around EUR 50,000 per year and company. The first step is to draw up an environmental balance sheet to analyse your current environmental performance. This lays the basis for setting environmental targets and mapping out specific measures to improve your sustainability record. Providing your environmental officers with the necessary training and qualifications is another aspect of the programme – and a key success factor for implementation and monitoring. Ecoprofit certified businesses also receive PR support services.

denkstatt supports cities on their way to becoming a smart city with a systemic approach and interdisciplinary solutions for buildings, energy, transportation and logistics, infrastructure and other areas. At the core of denkstatt’s smart city services are the development of a smart city (or district or region) strategy with a vision, strategic goals and implementation programs as well as the systematic implementation, evaluation and monitoring of smart city strategies.

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  • Consultancy for local authorities and government agencies on sustainable urban development.
  • Support for local authorities during “smart city” processes aimed at reducing emissions, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, conserving resources and improving the quality of urban life.
  • Introduction of smart city structures in local government, and management of continuous improvement processes to drive increased sustainability.

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Our Stories

  • Capacity building, programmatic development and communication in the field of environmental taxation and budgetary reform (European Commission)
  • Linking biodiversity to national economic and social priorities in the EU Member States (European Commission)
  • Bulgarian National GHG inventory on the sectors of energy, transport and F-gases and preparation of the national inventory report (Bulgarian Executive Environmental Agency)
  • Ex-ante assessment of the Bulgarian Operational Programme Environment 2014-2020 (Ministry of Environment and Water)
  • Climate adaptation strategy for Sofia Capital Municipality in accordance with the Compact of Mayors
  • Environmental development project for industries in the city for more than 250 enterprises within 14 years (City of Vienna)
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Our Clients

European Commission
Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of Romania

Bulgarian Executive Environment Agency
Sofia Capital Municipality (Bulgaria)
National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria
Timisoara, Arad

City of Vienna, Dept. of the Environment
City of Vienna, Dept. of City Planning
City of Vienna, Dept. of IT
City of Vienna, Dept. of Waste Management


Joachim Kircher – Austria

Boyan Rashev – Bulgaria

Gabriela Fistis – Romania

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