With a turnover of around 3 billion euros and a good 5,000 employees, the Leipziger Gruppe is one of the eight largest municipal utilities in Germany. With its "Strategy 2030", the company has committed itself to acting in an entrepreneurial manner in the core business areas of energy, mobility and water in order to make a significant contribution to the city becoming climate-neutral as quickly as possible. The group sees itself in East Germany - but also at federal level - as a pioneer and driving force in combating climate change.
With sales of over EUR 1.8 billion in the past 2021/22 financial year, Verbio Vereinigte Energie AG is one of the leading biofuel and biomethane producers in Europe. The MDax company produces in Asia, North America and Europe. With the products delivered by the group, its customers achieved a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 2.6 million tons of CO2 equivalent in the same period. CEO Claus Sauter sees biofuels as a key to quickly and efficiently transforming the transport sector to be climate-friendly.
INSA-Consulere GmbH, INSA for short, is a market and social research institute founded by Hermann Binkert. The company, based in Erfurt, has locations in Berlin, Brussels and Innsbruck. The institute publishes its research results, among other things, in its own Consulere publishing house.