August/September Business View Magazine

94 95 THINKSTEP thinkstep AT A GLANCE thinkstep WHAT: global leader in sustain- ability performance management WHERE: Headquarters in Stutt- gart, Germany; American division – Boston, MA WEBSITE: BUILDING MORE SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES T hinkstep is the global leader in sustainability performance manage- ment, enabling companies and organizations, worldwide, to succeed sustainably. The company’s industry-leading software, data, and con- sulting services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value, and regulatory compliance in the following industries: Automotive & Mobility, Building & Construction, Consumer Goods, Energy & Chemicals, Metal, Mining & Manufacturing, and the Services & Public Sector. With a presence in 19 countries, thinkstep serves more than 2,500 enterprise customers, including 40 percent of the Fortune 500, such as BASF, Hewl- ett-Packard, Interface, Renault, Siemens, and Unilever. Originally known as PE International, thinkstep was founded in 1991, by five students at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. “Stuttgart is the heart of the