Kirchhoff is a team of specialists in Capital Markets, Corporate Communications, and Sustainability/ESG. For over 25 years, we have been advising clients on all aspects of financial and corporate communications. We work together on our responsibility and in a spirit of trust, thinking in an integrated and solution-oriented way. With our annual and sustainability reports, in support of IPOs, in the area of investor relations and sustainability/ESG consulting, Kirchhoff is a leader. We design sustainable value - for our clients and their stakeholders. We are a consultancy, creative and digital agency, and editorial office under one roof. Diversity sets us apart: this applies to our knowledge, our competencies, and the personalities at Kirchhoff. We put together the right team for each project. Our holistic approach and interdisciplinary setup benefit our clients more than ever: we deliver integrated communication strategies, efficient concepts, and individual solutions. Kirchhoff has over 60 employees and is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Purpose

We design sustainable value – for our clients and their stakeholders. Kirchhoff is a team of specialists in Capital Markets, Corporate Communications, and Sustainability/ESG. Experience, creativity, and holistic thinking are what set us apart. With our annual and sustainability reports, in support of IPOs, investor relations, strategy development, and corporate responsibility communication, we are leaders. Find out more at kirchhoff.de.

Klaus R. Kirchhoff

Founder and CEO, Kirchhoff Consult AG

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Summary

Kirchhoff is committed to becoming climate positive and reducing emissions in pursuit of its net-zero goal by 2030.

Objectives

Become climate positive with the help of external partners. Support climate action projects (MyClimate – The Climate Protection Partnership, Hamburg climate week, one for the planet-initiative, Surfrider Foundation).

Metrics & Targets

Maintain 100% renewable electricity consumption at our HQ office.

Maintain carbon-neutral company certification as we progress towards our net-zero goal in 2030.

Achieve climate positivity by compensating more emissions than we emit annually by 2030.

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Summary

Kirchhoff commits to affirming integrity within its employees by requiring their adherence to a comprehensive Code of Conduct and offering mandatory training on its policies by the end of 2025.

Objectives

Have KC employees agree to adhere to our Code of Conduct as a condition of their employment, must complete a mandatory training on the Code and participate in regular trainings. Include further sustainability topics into Code of Conduct.

Metrics & Targets

100% of KC employees are required to complete our Code of Conduct training and complete an acknowledgment of the related policies at the latest by 2025.

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Kirchhoff supports diversity and aims to maintain a tolerant and inclusive working atmosphere by offering training on anti-discriminatory behavior and upholding at least 50% female representation in the Executive Committee by 2030.

Objectives

Attract and retain diverse employees representing an inclusive and multicultural society of equal opportunities and tolerance. Increase female representation at all hierarchical levels even further. Recruit diverse talents with the help of structured HR protocols and anonymized application to eliminate bias from the recruiting process. Hold trainings on anti-harassment, cultural awareness, and unconscious bias for all employees. Offer mobile working and other forms of flexibility in the workplace to improve employee satisfaction and sustainability.

Metrics & Targets

Achieve 50 % female representation in the Executive Committee.

Increase share of female board members until 2030.

Maintain 50 % average female representation among new hires.

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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.