Compensators e.V. was founded in 2006 by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as a charitable non-profit organization with the purpose of reducing surplus carbon emission allowances from the European Emissions Trading Scheme. Since then, we have been offering individuals, companies, and NGOs an efficient and transparent way to offset their carbon footprint and have been providing education and awareness on emissions trading as the primary climate protection instrument in Europe.
Hendrik has been a member of Compensators since 2017 and has been on the board of directors since 2019. He studied environmental sciences and economics in Germany, Austria, and Colombia and subsequently worked in development cooperation. Hendrik is now a research associate at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and is working on his dissertation on financial markets and climate change.
Benjamin, our journalist, joined Compensators, bringing with him years of experience in journalism. His career includes stints as a TV Correspondent in Sao Paulo. At Compensators, Benjamin shapes our media presence, ensuring our message resonates far and wide.
Mareike is the driving force behind our online presence. With a background in Environmental Engineering and studies that took her to the Arctic, she's passionate about driving positive change. Mareike joined Compensators in November 2022, bringing both expertise and creativity to our team.
Compensators is entirely run by volunteers. We finance all administrative expenses exclusively through membership fees and donations. Therefore we are dependent on committed members who continuously support our work. Become a member and help our fight for a climate-neutral Europe! Membership fees can be freely chosen and are tax-deductible in Germany.
Do you feel like getting actively involved in the work of our organization? Great! You are welcome to join our regular meetings and video conferences! Please send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.