Stella Blohmke, Senior Consultant
"Creating awareness and a change of consciousness are the preconditions for successfully integrating sustainability in the long run."
Stella Blohmke, Senior ConsultantOpen positions
Senior ConsultantT: +49 172 3707369
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Welcome to our recent joiner
Meet one of our new bright minds. Stella Blohmke has recently joined our Strategic Sustainability Consulting-team in Hamburg as a Senior Consultant. Amongst other tasks, she will work with the integration of sustainability into clients' strategies, operations, and culture.
Get to know Stella a little better in this interview.
What do you work with?
At Ramboll, I am part of the new global service-line for strategic sustainability consulting. Our ambition is to truly integrate sustainability into our clients’ strategy, organization, management systems, operations, and culture. These can be holistic in nature or focus upon specific challenges like decarbonization or circular economy.
We help our clients to reflect on their existing set-up, to evaluate internal and external stakeholder expectations, to define their ambitions and develop a strategy that can be implemented into their decision making and business processes.
What made you want to join Ramboll Management Consulting?
I know about Ramboll Management Consulting for a couple of years already and thought of it as an attractive employer with Nordic values. Given my focus on sustainability management throughout the past 10 years, the launch of the new spearhead and Ramboll’s investment in the field of sustainability convinced me that it was the right time to join.
What is the most significant professional experience you have had so far?
Working as a lecturer and teaching students about sustainability management has shown me how I can impact an individual’s life and decisions by telling a strong story: I used the story of the collapse of Easter Island that demonstrates the fundamental problem and consequences of overusing common resources.
That same story hugely impressed me as a student. I am happy to see that some of my students nowadays also work in the field of sustainability management. Enabling and motivating others to become engaged in transforming our current economic system towards more sustainable business practices has been a significant professional experience for me.
What is the most exciting development within your field of work?
Sustainability is the hot topic of our time and a term used in an inflationary way. When I took my first university courses in sustainable development in 2006, it was still a question of whether this “trend” would become widely accepted. No doubt it has and will be even more in the future. Being part of this development away from a “niche topic” to the center of attention has been truly inspiring and motivating.
I am however highly critical of this trend being abused by many free riders who are not truly committed to change but still claim to be sustainable. In that respect, I see it as a duty for sustainable society consultants to also assume an educative role.
How are you planning on bringing this to our clients?
Working as a sustainability consultant means solving concrete hands-on problems for our clients on a day-to-day basis. Companies are confronted with increasing regulatory requirements. While I aim at helping them through the jungle of regulations, my ambition is to motivate and support companies to go beyond that by transforming the way they do business.
Helping our clients to see how they can create a value to business and to society by becoming a sustainable company and enabling them to do so is the underlying driver of our work.
How do you define the higher purpose of what you do?
Creating awareness and a change of consciousness are the preconditions for successfully integrating sustainability in the long run. In my view, the higher purpose of working as a sustainability consultant is to help the business world to realize, (re)act upon and foster the irreversible process of change towards becoming sustainable societies.
What (or who) is your best source of inspiration?
My favorite source of inspiration is wandering around in the forests to reconnect with nature after long hours in front of the computer. The trees are living in a symbiotic relationship, exchanging nutrients and environmental information and show us how everything is interconnected. Although we sometimes feel disconnected from that, the forest reminds me we all belong to the earth.
At my desk I always have…?
At home: A candle that I lit in winter times when it gets dark outside. A big pot of tea.
If I had the skills, I would love to be…?
Painter and opera singer.
Facts about our recent joiner
Stella is joining our team from PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, where she worked for the past five years in their Sustainability Services team. In previous positions, she has worked as university lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability management and as ESG analyst. She holds a MSc in Economic and Global History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences from University College Maastricht.