Sustainable Innovation.

Connected Business offers not only great commercial opportunities, but is also an effective driver for sustainability. We help clients to develop innovative strategies, business models and products to maximize both sustainability and bottom line impact.

Strong regulatory incentives, growing consumer demand for "green" products, more volatile and rising commodity prices, NGO and board pressure as well as the entrepreneurial responsibility for future generations continue to drive sustainability up the corporate agenda. This influences the design of the core business of each company, i.e. the business value chain and the product life cycle.

Connected business opportunities such as Connected Car, Industry 4.0, Smart Home, Smart Grid and related technologies enable companies to design more sustainable products, services and processes. Properly applied, Sustainable Innovation can result in significantly reduced costs, increased innovativeness, more success in the market and reduced risks.

By combining our connected business and sustainability expertise with a systematic and method-based approach, we have helped numerous clients to generate tangible sustainability impact. Most importantly, we advocate a pragmatic and systematic approach tailored to the individual client’s needs and experience in sustainability.

Project examples

Life cycle management: Development of a strategy to extend the life cycle of Set Top Boxes for a telecommunications company

Connected home appliances: Business Model development for a connected washing machine with optimized digital washing agent dosage for a home appliance company

Smart Home: Development of an integrated Smart Home Solution for a home appliance company

Energy management: Optimization of the energy footprint of a search engine platform for a major telecommunications company

Product Innovation Connected Car: Product development of a fuel saving and safety increasing connected car solution for clients in the automotive, insurance and telecommunications industry

Sustainable product innovation: Development of an optimized sustainable consumer product development process for a telecommunications company

Energy management: Analysis, validation and improvement of the energy saving potential of a Smart Home solution for a client in the telecommunications industry


mm1 combines its own methods for sustainable product- and business model development with the automated Life Cycle Analysis solution of its partner EcoChain. With the cooperation, we enable our clients to utilise the maximum potential of sustainability levers during product- and business model innovation. An important further benefit of the joint offer lies in the ability to analyse existing value chains in a highly automated way and to identify potentials for optimisation (‚Activity Based Footprinting‘).

Your contact for Sustainable Innovation

Volker ScholzManaging Partner