‘Köpfe und Ideen’: GIZ welcomes Marlehn Thieme

Each event in the series entitled ‘Köpfe und Ideen’ (‘Minds and ideas’) focuses on a specific individual whose work is enriching and bringing fresh impetus to international cooperation.

Marlehn Thieme has been Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) since 2012, having been re-elected in 2013 and 2016. Born in Lübeck in 1957, she initially studied law and social sciences at the universities of Freiburg and Bonn. She was CEO of Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen foundation ‘Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe’ (helping people to help themselves) from 1995 to 2001. As director, she was in charge of corporate social responsibility from 2005 to late 2013 as well as being an employee representative on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG.

The RNE was first convened by the German Federal Government in April 2001. What conclusions can be drawn after 17 years? How well-positioned is Germany when it comes to sustainability? With Germany’s National Sustainable Development Strategy, the universal goals of Agenda 2030 are being applied in a national context for the first time. How can this strategy be implemented successfully and bring about real change? How can private and public consumption be made more sustainable? What recommendations is the RNE making to the new German Federal Government? You are invited to join us in putting these and other questions to Marlehn Thieme.

This will be followed by an informal opportunity to discuss and network over drinks and snacks.


GIZ-Haus Berlin
Reichpietschufer 20
10785 Berlin

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 6pm unti 7.30pm.


Please confirm whether you wish to attend by 17 May 2018 by emailing koepfeundideen@giz.de.

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