23 and 24 November 2023

16th German
Sustainability Award.

Since 2008, Europe's biggest award for ecological and social commitment has shown what Germany's pioneers of sustainability have to offer.

Premiere for the
GSA Sport.

This year, for the first time, the GSA is honouring the role models of sustainability in sport. With the best examples, the new award aims to promote the further development of the idea of sustainability in sport, the sporting public and the sports industry.


Zoe Wees
live in concert.

The German singer and songwriter will perform at both award ceremonies on 23 and 24 November.

Promoting the 2030 Agenda.

In 2023, the International GSA will celebrate its premiere. Together with co-initiator Wilo, the award aims to promote the goals of the 2030 Agenda. The winners of the first IGSA will be awarded on 24 November in Düsseldorf.

Federal Minister
presents GSA Sport.

Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser will be a guest at the award ceremony of the 16th GSA on 24 November, where the GSA Sport will also celebrate its premiere.

Entertainment by
Berlin cult band.

At the evening awards ceremony on 24 November, the band Culcha Candela will provide live musical entertainment.

Get your tickets now!

Ticket sales for the 16th GSD have started.

23 November 2023 
Congress: 9.30 a.m. - 5.15 p.m.
Award ceremony: from 7.00 p.m.

24 November 2023
Congress: 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Award ceremony: from 7.00 p.m.

The 100 pioneers of transformation in the German economy.

The decision on the winners has been made: The expert juries have chosen 100 companies as pioneers of sustainable change in business. The award ceremony will take place on 23 November at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf.

Variety among the NEA finalists.

This year's finalists of the Next Economy Award have been determined. They are pioneers of the "next economy" and have prevailed over this year's nominees. The finalists will give a live pitch to the jury and the congress audience on 24 November 2023 in Düsseldorf as part of the 16th GSD.

Drivers of Sustainability in the GSA Sport final.

The jury of experts from sports associations, business, research and politics as well as athletes from various disciplines has decided: The finalists of the first GSA Sport have been determined. In six categories, the applicants who are advancing the transformation of the world of sport with particularly effective contributions have prevailed.

Three projects in the final of the GSA Architecture.

This year, the focus of the finalist projects is on the resource-conserving preservation of existing buildings. In 2023, the renowned award will be presented for the eleventh time jointly by the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen - DGNB e.V. (German Sustainable Building Council). The winning project will be announced and awarded at the 16th GSD on 24 November 2023 in Düsseldorf.

These are the nominees of the International GSA.

Five business cooperations were chosen among the nominees by the jury of the International GSA. The partnerships at eye level show how sustainable and fair cooperation succeeds, above all through technology transfer. The winners will be announced and honoured at the 16th German Sustainability Award ceremony on 24 November in Düsseldorf. The award will be presented together with co-initiator Wilo SE.

GSA companies: The finalists have been determined!

In cooperation with the DIHK, the Federal Ministry for the Environment and other partners, this year the DNP is honouring companies from 100 sectors for the first time. The juries have now awarded the top ranking companies in each sector. They can be found on the industry pages.

The honorary awards of the anniversary year 2022.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Cradle to Cradle founder Prof. Michael Braungart, supermodel Toni Garrn, French singer Zaz and singer-songwriter Michael Patrick Kelly were presented with honorary awards on 1 and 2 December 2022.

A symbol of sustainability.

With the seal of the GSA, nominees, finalists and winners can document their top position in the field of sustainability - towards customers, suppliers, media and the financial world. The GSA seal is a renowned external recognition, makes the pioneers recognizable and ensures a head start in the market. The GSA seal gives consumers orientation in their search for sustainable alternatives.

More than one billion media contacts.

An award is only as strong as the attention it receives. With around 6,000 reports and in cooperation with over 50 media partners, the GSA 2021 achieved a gross media reach of 1.5 billion in Germany. Alongside intensive press work is cooperation with 3Sat/ZDF and other media partners from the daily and trade press as well as online media. Special supplements and advertisements present the players around the DNP, generate reach and help to further increase the impact of the award.