POLYPROBLEM – Plastics and the Environment

Despite enormous public attention to the increasing environmental impact of plastic waste, a global agenda to solve the problem is not in sight. This is the critical finding of a policy paper we published jointly with the Röchling Foundation.

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Expanding relevance

Wider Sense is a consultancy for organisations, specializing in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, and social investment. We provide tailor-made, strategic guidance and implementation to help our clients design the most effective and innovative social change programmes.

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Philanthropy and Civil Society

We have recently introduced our Podcasts from the Field. Listen to our findings on social Innovation in the digital age.

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About us

  • Specialized

    Knowledge of various sectors, groups and trends in CSR, philanthropy and social investment.

  • Experienced

    Professional advisors with diverse backgrounds and over 40 years cumulative senior experience.

  • Connected

    Global network of strategic partners, philanthropists, social investors, foundations and NGOs.

  • International

    Partners and consultants throughout Europe serving international clients in over 30 countries.

  • Impact Driven

    A portfolio of over 80 projects with a direct impact on approx. 100 million EUR of social change funds.

Michael Alberg-Seberich

At Wider Sense, we help our clients through strategic research and advice. We guide them toward organisations with compelling solutions to complex problems. We also manage their entire grant making or operative projects.

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Stephan Dorgerloh

At Wider Sense we are always looking for new ideas and concepts for our clients to invest their resources wisely for the good of society.

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Ulrike Sommer

Ulli Sommer has been managing director at Wider Sense TraFo gGmbH since May 2020. Previously, she had – also as a managing director – established a foundation-supported education initiative for the Ruhr Area, with State Government, universities and several cities as partners.

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