Patrick Markus advises national and international clients on CR or sustainability reporting, the evaluation of their sustainability performance and the application and implementation of CR software for improved sustainability management.
Patrick Markus studied Sociology, Politics & Economics (B.A.) at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and holds a M.Sc. in Sustainability Science & Policy from Maastricht University. The main focus of the interdisciplinary programs was on sustainable development with particular emphasis on climate change processes, planetary boundaries and multi-stakeholder partnerships. In his master’s thesis he investigated the effectiveness of sustainability standards and certification for the protection of marine biodiversity.
During various internships and working student positions, Patrick Markus gained practical experience, e.g. in the sustainability department of an internationally operating medium-sized company. His tasks included the support and coordination of a data management tool as well as the initiation and further development of CR KPIs.
Patrick Markus speaks German and English.
Managing Partner Schlange, Zamostny & Co. GmbH
President S&Z North America Inc.
Joachim Schlange is Co-Founder and Spokesman of the management at Schlange, Zamostny & Co. GmbH, as well as President of S&Z North America Inc.
As Managing Director at Systain Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of the Otto Group, Joachim Schlange built up the CR consultancy in 2002. As a spin-off, he co-founded S&C in 2006. Between 2000 and 2002, he was Managing Director of Tiscali Germany, a subsidiary of the Italian Tiscali S.p.A., which at that point was one of the leading European internet service providers. Prior to that, from 1990 to 1999, Joachim Schlange was Associate Partner and Co-Head of the global Transportation Competence Center at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany. Between 1982 and 1990, he was Director and Vice-President of Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, London, and Lisbon.
Joachim Schlange gained his first experiences during his time in New York as an investment banker at J.Henry Schroder from 1978 to 1982. He graduated from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business with an MBA in 1982.
Joachim Schlange is married and has 3 daughters. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Katrin Rohde Foundation in Germany and in the USA since 2008. Furthermore, he has been a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce since 2015.
Joachim Schlange speaks German (native language) and is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Sebastian Schaarschmidt supports national and international clients in implementing and using CR software, as well as in the development of sustainability and climate change adaptation strategies. His areas of expertise include developing materiality analyses and sustainability performance indicators.
Sebastian Schaarschmidt received his bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg, where he focused on statistical modeling. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, specializing in sustainability management. As part of his thesis, he analyzed climate change as a risk factor for companies.
Prior to joining S&Z, Sebastian Schaarschmidt gained professional experience in the logistics department of a wholesaler, where he was responsible for data analyses, as well as in an industrial company. Furthermore, he added to his scientific expertise with an internship in a research institute.
Sebastian Schaarschmidt speaks German and English.