1 and 2 December 2022

15th German Sustainability Award.

The two-day congress has developed into the central communication platform of the German sustainability scene since 2008. The 15th German Sustainability Day (GSD) focuses on the most important topics of sustainable development in companies and society.


Because we can.
Sustainability despite the crisis.

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

15th German Sustainability Day
MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf
1 and 2 December from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For registration

See programme here (German only)

130 speakers take up a position.

Live, virtual, hybrid:

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

Forest Whitaker in Congress.

Actor, director and producer Forest Whitaker spoke about his work at the 14th GSD. In 2012, he founded the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a global social network for peacebuilding with centers in South Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, the United States and Mexico. The foundation specifically supports the education of young people in regions of the world affected by conflict and armed violence to become leaders, mediators and peacemakers.

Sustainable Set.

The set design relies on projection, resource-saving technology and reusable elements such as the information pillars made of recycled PET bottles that have been used for many years. Printed materials are largely replaced by web and app.

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 will be patron of the DNP.