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Impulse in a difficult time.

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.

Impulse in difficult times.

Since 2008, we have been giving sustainability in companies and in society a big stage - also in 2020. But differently. At the congress, the hosts will welcome almost 100 speakers and stage guests - some of them live in the five studios, others on stage. The award winners receive their awards virtually. You can be there live on DNP.TV. 

German Sustainability Award for Sir Elton John.

The British singer Sir Elton John will be honoured for his decades of commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS with the honorary award of the German Sustainability Award. Other winners this year are the American futurologist Jeremy Rifkin, musician Joy Denalane, singer-songwriter Jack Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen.

Honorary award for Dieter Rams.

In its debut year, the honorary award of the German Sustainability Award for Design goes to the legendary product designer Dieter Rams. "For Rams, as the first designer of international standing, sustainability was a guiding principle and passion," says initiator Stefan Schulze-Hausmann. 

Successful premiere for the GSA Design

The finalists in the competition for the first German Sustainability Award Design have been determined. The narrow top field convinces with exemplary solutions of sustainable design and is defined by an impressive diversity. The winners will be honored at a separate award ceremony on December 3, 2020. 

The Finalists

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.

GSA Research: Three ideas in the final.

The finalists in the competition for the German Sustainability Award Research have been determined. This year's prize is awarded for scientific ideas on the topic of urban bioeconomy, that have been developed in a virtual makeathon. The winning project will be selected by online voting.

Pioneers of the economy.

The finalists in the competition for the 13th German Sustainability Award for companies have been announced. They have succeeded against a large number of applicants and are convincing in the top field with decisive contributions to sustainable transformation. Congratulations!

The finalists

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.

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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