23 and 24 November 2023

16th German Sustainability Day.

On 23 and 24 November 2023 at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf, everything revolves around the winners of the competitions and appreciation for different, successful ways to reach the goal.

Because we can.
Sustainability despite the crisis.

Europe's largest sustainability platform brings together the leading players from business, politics, science and civil society.

That was the 15th GSD 2022.

On 1 and 2 December 2022, around 130 speakers discussed the latest sustainability topics such as energy security, climate protection, circular economy and sustainable building with the congress participants. Contributions came from Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner, Minister of State Sarah Ryglewski and Klaus Müller, President of the Federal Network Agency, among others. The winners of the DNP Architecture and NEA were presented with their awards during the 2nd day of the congress.

Better communication for more change.

At the 15th German Sustainability Day on 1 and 2 December 2022, the Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government (BPA) invited participants to a dialogue on sustainability communication in five congress sessions. The opening statement came from Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome, and the closing words from Sarah Ryglewski, Minister of State to the German Chancellor.

Live, virtual, hybrid:

See impressions from the three very different years 2019 (live), 2020 (virtual), 2021 and 2022 (hybrid).

Portrait von Bundespraesident und Schirmherr Frank-Walter Steinmeier 2017.


The first patron was the then acting Federal President Prof. Horst Köhler in 2008. Subsequently, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel took over the patronage for several years. The patron of the tenth anniversary in 2017 was Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. In the anniversary year 2022, the President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas was patron of the GSA.