Thinkstep was founded in 1991 and today is the international market leader in software solutions, strategic and expert services in the field of sustainability management. The company offers four important software solutions : Product Sustainability, Corporate Sustainability, Supply Chain Transparancy and GaBi Life Cycle Assessment. These software packages leverage an extensive and consistent database on environmental data, based on the accumulated know-how of more than 20 years in the business. Moreover, Thinkstep complements its sustainability solutions for product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Carbon and Energy Management, EHS and integrated Sustainability Reporting with strategic consulting services for all dimensions of environmental impacts (e.g. water footprint, soil erosion, acidification, EHS management, material/substance compliance and many others).
Thinkstep has built up a very impressive customer portfolio of more than 2500 companies, including 40% of Fortune500 and world sector organizations. The company is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs more than 250 people in 15 different countries.
September 2019, Gimv and all other shareholders sold their stake in thinkstep AG to US software provider Sphera Solutions. Thanks to the long-term support of all investors, thinkstep has grown substantially and successfully transformed its business model into a software-as-a-service solution (SaaS).