Sustainability is a commitment to future generations. In a time of rapid ecological change, the pursuit of sustainability is becoming an urgent necessity for all of us. This lexicon invites you to explore and understand the complex aspects of sustainability, from individual responsibility to global politics. It combines specialist knowledge, vision and practice to support you in your personal and professional commitment. Every term and definition opens a door to deeper knowledge and inspires more conscious action. Let's start a journey together that can change not only our perspective, but also our world. Enter the world of sustainability and become part of the solution.

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Here you will find articles on the topic of sustainability in various categories. Click on the categories to gain impulses and build up knowledge in the important and extensive areas of sustainability.


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The intention of this lexicon

The Lexicon for Sustainability endeavors to provide compact information on terms and contexts in the field of sustainability for professional and private readers.

It thus becomes a source of compact information on the many aspects and terms that encompass the concept of sustainability. This encyclopedia was started to inspire and encourage readers to take a closer look at one of the most important topics of our time: Sustainability.

In a world characterized by rapid change and global challenges, sustainability is essential. It is the key to striking the right balance between economic progress, social justice and environmental protection. But sustainability is more than just a buzzword – it is a philosophy that should shape the way we think and act.

The importance of sustainability cannot be overstated. It not only affects our present, but also the future of our children and grandchildren. By taking a close look at this topic, we can help to preserve a world worth living in for future generations. We invite you to use this encyclopedia to deepen your understanding, find inspiration and take concrete steps towards a more sustainable future. Together we can bring about positive change and preserve our heritage

Goals for sustainable development

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global plan to promote sustainable peace and prosperity and to protect our planet. They were adopted by the international community in 2015 and are to be achieved globally and by all UN member states by 2030.

Goals for sustainable development

Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability refers to the need for natural to protect and preserve our planet's resources. The goal is ecosystems to keep intact, protect biodiversity, reduce energy consumption and to minimize the ecological footprint.

Social sustainability

Social sustainability focuses on creating fair, inclusive and equitable societies. These include human rights, gender equality, access to education and healthcare, and people's participation in decision-making processes.

Economic sustainability

Economic sustainability is concerned with economic prosperity and its long-term maintenance. This means that economic activities should not only aim for short-term profits, but must also be sustainable in the long term and increase human welfare levels without jeopardizing environmental and social sustainability.

German Sustainability Code (DNK) as a reporting standard

The DNK (German Sustainability Code) supports the development of a sustainability strategy and serves as an introduction to sustainability reporting. Continuous reporting makes the development of the company transparent over time. To comply with the DNK, companies that apply the Code prepare a declaration on a total of 20 DNK criteria and the additional non-financial performance indicators in the database.

German Sustainability Code (DNK)

German Version of the Sustainability Lexicon

Here you find the German Version of the Sustainability Lexicon

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