is a freelance management consultant providing CSR Management Services. As a thought leader, networker and shaper for sustainability, he develops strategies, programmes and stakeholder dialogue for companies, associations, government organisations and institutes. His clients benefit from his practical experience in the fields of economics, politics and administration for the analysis, development and implementation of a viable sustainability strategy. Karsten studied politics, was head of office for business development and group specialist ('Fraktionsreferent') in the German Bundestag, then Corporate Responsibility manager for many years on the board of Deutsche Telekom. He trains CSR managers, is an associate member of Think Tank 30, affiliated to the Club of Rome, and of the German ethics in business network (Deutsche Wirtschaftsethik Netzwerk, DNWE).