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"Ohne Zukunftsbilder, die die Lebensqualität in einer nachhaltigen Moderne vorstellbar machen, lässt sich weder eine gestaltende Politik denken noch die Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft für eine solche Politik."

Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer, coopted member of the Council

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability means to equally consider environmental aspects, social and economic aspects. Thus, future-oriented management means: We have to leave our children and grandchildren an intact ecological, social and economic system. The one cannot be achieved without the other!

Further Information:

The compilation by the Aachen Foundation Kathy Beys offers detailed and concise information related to sustainability: history, definitions, goals, players and indicators, from brief information to links on to original documents and institutions. Dictionary of Sustainability