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October 10, 2019


Chairman, DGCN Steering Group & Director, Sustainability Relations, BASF

Thorsten Pinkepank is Director Sustainability Relations at BASF.

After completing his studies in business administration, political science, journalism and psychology, he established the Politics and Management Consulting Institute. There he moderated discourse projects on sustainability topics at national and local level for business and politics.

In 2002, he moved to BASF and held various positions related to political communication. Subsequently, he headed the HR Communications unit before assuming responsibility for Corporate Sustainability Relations of the chemical company.

From 2012 to 2017, he was a member of the GRI Stakeholder Council. He is also Chairman of the German Global Compact Network steering committee, Member of the Board of CSR Europe and Member of the Network of experts of the UN Global Compact.

In addition, he is active in the governing bodies of other networks, e.g. the steering committee of Econsense, where he also chaired the Working Group Reporting and Rating.

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BASF SE is a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries.

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