16th German
Sustainability Award.

On 23 and 24 November 2023 at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf, it's all about the winners of the competitions and appreciation for different, successful ways to reach the goal.

"The big picture."

For the first time, the Corporate GSA is presented to the 100 pioneers of sustainability in German business. The new GSA Sport and the International German Sustainability Award celebrate their premiere.

Especially in times of crisis, the German Sustainability Awards draw their strength from the reputation of the award, relevant content, fascinating personalities, emotional moments and appreciation for the different responses to common challenges.

Among the 1,000 guests at the MARITIM Hotel in Düsseldorf are prominent personalities from business, politics, culture, sport and the media - multipliers for the idea of sustainable development. The GSA presents honorary awards to prominent individuals who take responsibility in their fields and are committed to ecological and social issues. Renowned laudators present the awards. Musical highlights round off the official programme.

Excerpt from the guest list 2008-2022

Thursday, 23 November 2023 - 7.00 p.m.

Transformation trailblazers from 100 sectors will receive their awards in a unique snapshot of sustainable transformation. It will also be announced who will receive the GSA as a beacon and role model in a transformation field. Guests include the Federal Ministers Steffi Lemke and Boris Pistorius, as well as R'n'B legend Macy Gray.

Friday, 24 November 2023 - 7.00 p.m.

The new GSA Sport celebrates its premiere - awarded in cooperation with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and other partners. Guests include Federal Minister Nancy Faeser, Philipp Lahm and Celia Sasic. The International GSA will also be awarded for the first time - and the winners of the Next Economy Award and GSA Architecture will be honoured. 

Tickets for both evenings are only available to invited guests, congress visitors and on request.

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.

The highlights of the 15th GSA.

Who are the pioneers of transformation, what are the best concepts for urgent sustainable change? For the 15th time, the best were honoured in modernly designed award ceremonies on 1 and 2 December 2022 in Düsseldorf. In addition to the winners of the competitions, honorary awards were also presented to well-known personalities who bring the topic closer to society through their charisma.

Top politicians as guests of the GSA.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opened the anniversary celebrations on 2 December 2022. Among those present at the awards ceremony for last year's competition winners were President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas, President of the German Bundesrat Dr. Peter Tschentscher and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. On 1 December, the GSA Design was awarded to Germany's leading designers in a similar setting.

All winners 2022 at a glance.

The competitions for the 15th German Sustainability Award were carried out in a difficult economic situation. Numerous companies, start-ups, agencies, designers and architects submitted their unique and innovative contributions to sustainable change. On 1 and 2 December 2022, the best were honoured in Düsseldorf.

Entertainment with a stance.

In 2022, well-known musicians also supported social and ecological causes at the German Sustainability Day (GSD) and accompanied the two award ceremonies with musical interludes. Leslie Clio and the up-and-coming band Reiche Söhne from Leipzig provided entertainment at the Design Award Ceremony on 1 December, while Michael Patrick Kelly, Zaz, star violinist Tianwa Yang and Andrew Roachfors of "Mike & the Mechanics" performed at the 15th Award Ceremony on 2 December.

15 years of great names at the GSA.

With the honorary awards, the German Sustainability Award honours personalities from politics, film and music in front of a large audience. They are all united by their commitment to sustainability issues and their charisma. They create awareness - and help the winners of the competitions achieve greater reach.

Sustainable Set.

Right from the start, the set design of the awards ceremony relies on projections, the intelligent use of media and a simple screen made of recycled PET bottles. The podium and all wooden elements are stored and reused. State-of-the-art LED light and projection technology save energy and resources.