A New Era
for Sustainability Alliances

Join the Hamburg Sustainability Conference
October 7–8, 2024

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The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz at the SDG Summit in New York. © Bundesregierung

"To further accelerate our efforts to reach the SDGs, I would like to invite all of you, as well as business leaders, financial institutions and civil society from around the world, to the Hamburg Sustainability Conference."


Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz
United Nations SDG Summit 2023, New York

A mockup with SDG cubes in the Alster River in Hamburg.

The Global Meeting for Sustainability Alliances

In 2015, the people of all nations stated that we need to take action for global change. Aiming at a better future for all, on a healthy planet. But we are not getting there. We are not reaching our goals fast enough. We need to tackle the pressing challenges of our time. How do we mobilize companies to invest in sustainability? How do we renew global finance? How do we build sustainable cities? How do we create green mobility? How do we renew trust in international governance?

We need to rethink, reorganize, and act.

These questions demand a fundamental shift in our thinking. It's time to reassess the way we operate. We need to find new solutions and common ground for global change. We not only need to talk about change, but also take concrete action to achieve the goals for a sustainable future. Only through joint efforts and decisive measures we will be able to turn the vision of a sustainable world into reality.

The Time to Act is Now.

Join us at the Hamburg Sustainability Conference on October 7–8, 2024.

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    We need a new era of sustainability, new alliances with business leaders, global policymakers, and society. Halfway from the adoption of the SDGs in 2015 on the path to 2030, the Hamburg Sustainability Conference is establishing a new global platform to speed up the implementation of the SDGs and deliver result-oriented solutions.

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    The conference will provide a space for questioning topics such as the governance of international organizations and entrepreneurial approaches for sustainable development. Additional activities will be held throughout Hamburg for invited guests and the public. The Hamburg Sustainability Conference is a year-round process with numerous activities in locations around the world.

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    The conference will convene heads of states, as well as leaders from the private sector, academia, civil society and international organizations to develop joint solutions for the much-needed socio-ecological transformation. The program will be guided by the HSC Circle, a Supervisory Board and an international Advisory Board.

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    The Hamburg Sustainability Conference is to start a new era of sustainability, with new opportunities for companies to contribute to the achievement of the global agenda. Alongside public sector, academia, and civil society, corporate partners will play a key role in the Hamburg Sustainability Conference. The tremendous potential of the private sector and civil society to accelerate SDG progress must be unleashed.

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    The Hamburg Sustainability Conference is a new format with plans coming into place. As content is created, details will be shared through the HSC newsletter. Readers will receive updates about partners, key speakers, panels, workshops, satellite events and activities open to the public. News will also include general sustainability topics and SDG progress.

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    The HSC press team will be offering a range of services to manage requests of local and international journalists. Press representatives will be updated about the program and confirmed speakers via dedicated press mailings in due time. In case of media requests please contact our press team at press@sustainability-conference.org.


The annual conference and its international satellites are a joint initiative of the United Nations (UNDP), the German Federal Government (BMZ), the Michael Otto Foundation and the City of Hamburg.


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