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For a future worth living.

The 13th German
Sustainability Award

2020 is a turning point: More than ever, role models are needed who can drive change forward and use the crisis as an opportunity for real transformation. Europe's most prestigious award for ecological and social commitment now seeks and awards prizes for the best concepts against global warming, resource overexploitation, species extinction and social division.

Wanted: Cooperations with the Global South.

In cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW), Engagement Global will continue to award prizes in 2020 to communities in Germany and the Global South that are involved in partnerships for the 2030 Agenda.

Impulse in difficult times.

Since 2008, we have been giving sustainability in companies and in society a big stage; 2,000 guests attend the congress and award ceremony. In 2020 everything is different - cancelling the DNP award would be the easy way. But barely the right one, given the fact that so many are fighting for economic survival, developing so many new solutions and seeing sustainability so clearly and increasingly as the future. Climate change does not pause and sustainability is not achieved by doing nothing. Therefore, the 13th German Sustainability Day and the award ceremonies will take place. Differently.



Eight projects are nominated for the German Sustainability Award for Architecture.They all show individually how sustainability, innovation and design quality can be combined with each other and convince in terms of urban integration, preservation of existing buildings and conversion of buildings.


winners 2021.

The state capital of Kiel, the hanseatic city of Buxtehude and the city of Eltville am Rhein receive the German Sustainability Award 2021. The price has been awarded by the German Sustainability Award Foundation since 2012. Each city receives 30,000 euros for sustainable urban development projects.

Responsible Design.

The nominees in the competition for the German Sustainability Award Design have been selected. The leading group is formed by submitted solutions that contribute significantly to a transformation towards a sustainable society. Congratulations!

Nominated Companies.

The nominees in the competition for the 13th German Sustainability Award for companies have been selected. They have prevailed over numerous applicants and are among the leading contenders in the field with effective contributions to transformation. Congratulations!

Out of the crisis through transformation.

The corona crisis brings immediate experience in dealing with the same threats that may arise if global warming continues unchecked. Important findings on resilience, adaptation and renunciation. New ideas for a different lifestyle. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to combine changes in many industries with greater sustainability. The GSA is the platform for the best concepts and most effective measures to prevent crises and secure our common future.

The „blue carpet“ for the best.

The presentation of the GSA is a unique event format. It thrives on relevant content and a well thought-out program, on appreciation for the best, and on emotional moments. Also this year, in which the safety of our guests, participants and those involved in the production is our top priority. The award ceremony will be a public event with live guests and a mix of real and virtual elements, taking into account a comprehensive hygiene concept.

A network of sustainability.

The GSA is consistently undertaken as a multi-stakeholder project. The award is backed by the German Federal Government and numerous other groups of stakeholders from industry, research and civil society. The diversity of our institutional partners strengthens the award. The foundation is committed to the best possible implementation, transparency and independent moderation of the GSA.


13th German Sustainability Day: Live in Dusseldorf and on stream.

The 13th will be different, perhaps more exciting than any GSD before. In addition to the live program, guests will be integrated by circuit, the usual formats will receive new layouts and even virtual alternatives. Fewer guests than usual experience the GSA on site - but a well designed stream with 15 live cameras allows viewers from everywhere to follow all program elements, actively participate and visit the exhibitions of the partners.

Speisen und Getraenke des Green Events beim Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitstag.

Sustainable Event.

The GSA is comprehensively aligned with the principles of sustainable event management year round. The GSA prioritizes the consistent avoidance of environmental pollution over compensation. The GSA is a climate-neutral project.


Nearly a billion media contacts.

A project is only as strong as the attention it receives. With over 5,000 reports, the GSA 2019 achieved a gross coverage of 935,921,083 media contacts throughout Germany. In addition to intensive press work, our organization cooperates with WELT, 3Sat/ZDF and other media partners from the daily and trade press as well as online media. Special inserts and advertisements introduce the stakeholders surrounding the GSA, generate press coverage and help to enhance the impact of the awards.


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