Green Controlling

Solutions for the practice of Controlling

Steering environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly important for corporate management and controlling. As studies by the idea workshop of the International Controller Association (ICV) show, the vast majority of companies has realised how vital this issue is, but most of them have not yet developed specific action plans and procedures for realisation. Countless scientific and academic contributions have been published on the subject, yet practical examples of companies successfully mastering the challenges of “Green Controlling” are few and far between.


The working group Green Controlling was established in 2009 with the objective of developing application-oriented opportunities for the integration of sustainability goals in the controlling system on the basis of the process model of the International Group of Controlling (IGC) and the ICV. The Green Controlling Guidelines published by Haufe in 2012 are an important milestone and serve as a fundamental basis for the activities of the working group. It presents proposals for the expansion of the process model from strategic planning to reporting, in order to incorporate Green Controlling considerations.

The members of this working group represent a cross-section of companies which already handle sustainability issues. Solutions to current challenges in the practical implementation of Green Controlling are developed in collaboration.



Lider Regionu ICV

Dr. Alexander Stehle
0711 - 66 919-0


The next meeting of the expert work group on the topic of "Sustainability Analytics" will take place in Dresden at the end of November / beginning of December 2017.

We are already looking forward to your participation!
Vera Stelkens & Alexander Stehle

Current publications of the expert work group ...

in the CFO aktuell, 2017, July, pp. 156-159:
Integrated Reporting - The role of the controller in a holistic enterprise management
(Authors: Alexander Stehle and Vera Stelkens).

in the Controller Magazin, 2017, No. 4, pp. 42-47:
Integrated reporting - steps towards holistic enterprise management
(Authors: Karl-Heinz Steinke, Patrick Ilg and Vera Stelkens).

Impressions from the expert work group