Ralf Löckener

Ralf Löckener is one of three founding partners as well as Executive Manager of SUSTAIN CONSULT. His occupational activity is primarily concerned with the sustainable and strategic development of companies as well as of branches and regions. Hereby, projects for the development of economy and commerce locations and regional economic clusters, the advancement of communication between companies and external stakeholders as well as to balance opposing interests in regard to environmentally relevant investments are all of primary concern. Ralf Löckener particularly specializes in Energy Industry/Technology, the Building Material Industry, Building Industry and closed loop materials economy.

Ralf Löckener was born in 1965 and graduated from the University of Münster with a degree in Geography including an emphasis on Economic and Social Geography. Upon concluding his activities as a freelance consultant in various regional development projects, he joined a consulting company in 1994 where he acted as consultant and Project Manager in the areas of strategic company development, business development and Cluster Management until 2001.

Consulting Projects

E-Mail: loeckener[at]sustain-consult.de
Tel.:     +49 (0) 231 - 981 285 11
Mob.:   +49 (0) 172 - 28 62 278

Selectively Chosen Projects:

  • Initiatives for a Sustainable German Cement Industry: Management of a social partnership branch initiative, development of sustainable projects, preparation and moderation of dialogue forums.
    Contracting Bodies: The Federal German Association of the Cement Industry (BDZ), German Cement Works Association (VDZ), Socio-political Working Group of the German Cement Industry (SPADZ), Trade Union for Building-Agriculture-Environment (IG BAU), Trade Union for Mining, Chemistry and Energy (IG BCE)
  • Documentation Sustainability and the Cement Industry: Status Quo Analysis and Optimization of Requirements and Courses of Action for the Sustainable Develop- ment of the German Cement Industry, Moderation of Sustainable Branch Development Strategies
    Contracting Bodies: The Federal German Association of the Cement Industry (BDZ), German Cement Works Association (VDZ), Socio-political Working Group of the German Cement Industry (SPADZ), Trade Union for Building-Agriculture-Environment (IG BAU), Trade Union for Mining, Chemistry and Energy (IG BCE)
  • Sustainable Development of the Dyckerhoff Cement GmbH: Survey of Investment Sustainability and Regional Employment Perspectives, Configuration and Moderation of a Work and Environment Committee formed between the Dyckerhoff Cement GmbH, the Federation of German Trade Unions (DGB) and the Environmental Protection Committee of Tecklenburger Land. (ANTL e.V.) in Germany, Workshop – Moderation and Compilation of Informational Material covering the topics of: the German Eco-Tax, Secondary and Renewable Input Materials and the Saving of Resources.
    Contracting Body: Dyckerhoff AG (Wiesbaden)
  • Promotion of the German Energy Industry Field in the Ruhr Area: Analysis of Development Potentials and the Establishment of Advancement Strategies and Meas- ures in the Field of Energy Industry/Technology of the Ruhr Area.
    Contracting Bodies: Ministry for Economy and Medium-sized Business, Energy and Transport of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWMEV NRW), sub-commissioned by Roland Berger & Partner GmbH Strategy Consultants
  • Regional Innovation Offensive in Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/ Ahrweiler: Analysis of Industrial Development Potential, Project Development for Innovation Advancement and Change Management, the Preparation and Imple- mentation of a Regional Industry Conference
    Contracting Bodies: Sparkasse Bonn, Kreissparkasse Siegburg, Kreis- sparkasse Ahrweiler, Structure Development Depart-ment (sfg) Bonn / Rhein- Sieg / Ahrweiler mbH
  • Building Forum of the Eastern Ruhr Area: the Organization and Management of Company Networks and Cooperation in the Markets of Facility Management and Cost-Effective Homestead Building.
    Contracting Bodies: Dachdecker-Einkauf West eG, Hamm, Kreishand- werkerschaften Dortmund-Lünen, Hamm and Unna, Verband Garten- Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau Westfalen-Lippe (Hamm), City of Dortmund, City of Hamm, District of Unna
  • Establishment of Erschließungs- und Bauservicegesellschaft Kreis Unna mbH: Development of Corporation Strategy and Performance Profile Serving a Collaborative Technical Corporation, Preparation of Corporation Establishment, Compilation of a Financially Cost-Effective Industrial Business Strategy
    Contracting Body: Kreishandwerkerschaft Unna
  • Qualification Initiative of the Westphalia Cement Industry: Drafting of Advanced Training Concepts and Teaching Materials for Internal Courses of Instruction and Training, Occupational Qualification and Coaching of Operational Instructors
    Contracting Bodies: The Dyckerhoff AG (Wiesbaden), Anneliese Zementwerke AG (Ennigerloh), Phoenix Zementwerke Krogbeumker GmbH & Co. KG (Beckum), Readymix Zementwerke. GmbH & Co. KG (Beckum), WWZ Wülrather Westzement GmbH (Beckum), Spenner Zement GmbH & Co. KG (Erwitte) Portland Zementwerke Gbr. Seibel. GmbH & Co. KG (Erwitte), Trade Union for Building-Agriculture-Environment (IG BAU) (Frankfurt am Main) and Trade Union for Mining, Chemical and Energy (IG BCE) (Hannover)

Selectively Chosen Publications

Löckener, R. / Timmer, B.: Sustainability and the Cement Industry. A Documentation on Contributions and Courses of Action [In German: Nachhaltigkeit und Zementindustrie. Dokumentation über Beiträge und Handlungsoptionen]. Düsseldorf, 2002.

Löckener, R. / Timmer, B. / Kremer, U. : The Water Industry in an Upheaval – An Opportunity for the Ruhr Area [In German: Die Wasserwirtschaft im Umbruch Chance für das Ruhrgebiet]. Bochum, 2001.

Löckener, R. et al.: Branch Portrait Mülheim Essen Oberhausen [In German: Branchenportrait Mülheim Essen Oberhausen]. Bochum, 2001.

Löckener, R.: Starting Points and Possibilities for the Innovative Advancement of the Chemical Industry in the Cologne Region [In German: Ansatzpunkte und Möglichkeiten zur Innovationsförderung in der Chemischen Industrie im Raum Köln]. Bochum, 2000.

Löckener, R.: Industry Report Bonn / Rhein-Sieg / Ahrweiler [In German: Industriereport Bonn / Rhein-Sieg / Ahrweiler]. Bochum, 1998.

Löckener, R. / Timmer, B. : The Paper Industry in the District of Düren [In German: Die Papierindustrie im Kreis Düren]. Bochum, 1997.

Löckener, R. / Kremer, U.: The Westphalian Cement Industry and Its Surroundings [In German: Die westfälische Zementindustrie und ihr Umfeld]. Bochum, 1996.

Löckener, R. / Underberg, B.: Regionalization as a Perspective for the Production Model in Germany? ) [In German: Verstandortung – Regionalisierung als Perspektive für das Produktionsmodell Deutschland?] Published in: Bulmahn, E. et al.: Beyond Eco-Taxes An Outline of an Ecological and Solidly United Reform Project in the Transition to Post-Fordism [In German: Jenseits von Öko-Steuern Konturen eines ökologisch-solidarischen Reformprojekts im Übergang zum Postfordismus]. Dortmund, 1995.

Löckener, R. / Kremer, U.: Metal Report in the District of Mettman The Lock and Bracket Industry and Its Surroundings [In German: Metallreport Kreis Mettmann. Die Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie und ihr Umfeld]. Bochum, 1995.

Löckener, R. et al.: Regionalized Development Strategies Examples and Perspectives of an Integrated Regional Development in East-West Germany [In German: Regionalisierte Entwicklungsstrategien – Beispiele und Perspektiven integrierter Regionalentwicklung in Ost- und Westdeutschland]. 1995.

Löckener, R. / Momm, A.: The ZIN-Experiment Experiences and Perspectives of Regionally Structured Politics [In German: Das ZIN-Experiment – Erfahrungen und Perspektiven der regionalisierten Strukturpolitik]. Published in: Löckener, R. et al.: Regionalized Development Strategies [In German: Regionalisierte Entwicklungsstrategien]. Bonn, 1995.