THEMA1 is an independent Berlin-based think-do-tank specialised in accelerating social change.

Founded in 2006 by Guido Axmann,  Jacob Bilabel and Rasmus Priess, THEMA1 initiates and operates projects in the fields of sustainable consumption, renewable energy grids, a green music and entertainment industry, and mass mobilisation of the public towards a low-carbon future. Each of THEMA1’s activities is defined by the strong belief of its founders that ‘Talk without action means nothing‘.

THEMA1’s innovative blend of activities reflects the growing importance of cross-sector partnerships and synergetic approaches. THEMA1 strives for win-win cooperation with business, NGOs and public stakeholders by fostering supply and demand for innovations that are sustainable – both from the business and climate points of view.

With its purpose of pioneering new forms of cooperation and promoting better communication among business, civil society and public policy leaders in Europe, THEMA1 operates in three outstanding complementary spheres of activity:

  • Development and initiation of sustainable business models with the aim of accelerating the transition to a low-carbon society
  • Management of cross-sector partnerships with business, government and civil society organisations
  • Design, organisation and facilitation of international multi-stakeholder dialogues and complex change processes


Network Partners:


  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) (Link)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI) (Link)
  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (Link)
  • Öko Institut (Berlin / Freiburg) (Link)
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Link)
  • Julie’s Bicycle (London / UK) (Link)
  • The Centre (Brussels) (Link)
  • European Climate Forum (Link)
  • Progressio Foundation (Link)
  • Melt! Festival (Link)
  • Berlin Festival (Link)
  • Rheinkultur Festival (Link)
  • Goth for Earth (Link)
  • MTV Germany (Link)
  • Berlin Music Week (Link)
  • Jump Radio (Link)

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Torstrasse 154
10115 Berlin

t +49 30 779 0 779 0
f +49 30 779 0 779 99

Managing director: Jacob Sylvester Bilabel
AG Charlottenburg / HRB 112427 B