The Sustainability Lounge

Sustainability Lounge is an independent forum in the field of economics – policy – sustainability. In this forum, innovative concepts within the field of sustainability are discussed and incentives for responsible actions given – controversially, practically and on a sound scientific basis.

The Partners

The series of events is carried out through an unusual partnership, which stands as much for relevance and establishment of the topic as for its proximity to corporate practices. Organisers of the Sustainability Lounge are the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy and Vodafone Deutschland.

The Topics

How much responsibility do corporations have with respect to environment and society? Which environmental policy measures on national and European levels are useful, which are not? What efforts can the science community take to improve sustainability? High-ranking national and international experts will present and discuss these topics.

The Format

The Sustainability Lounge takes place four times a year in Berlin. The venue is the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. Every dialogue begins at 7pm. Enough time for discussion is provided after a presentation on the given topic. Subsequent to this, the possibility for informal exchange is offered together with drinks and buffet. The moderator of the Sustainability Lounge is Petra Pinzler, a European correspondent for the newspaper “Die Zeit” based in Brussels. The dialogues will be held in German or English

Our Guests

Participants of the Sustainability Lounge are decision makers from the fields of politics, businesses, trade associations, NGOs and labour unions, as well as representatives from the media and science. Participation is only possible through personal invitation.