Creating sustainable businesses – a new study guides the way

12/08/2019 ‘A formula for sustainable success?’ - A study from the EMAS Advisory Board compares two tools for sustainable corporate governance and reporting: the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and the German Sustainability Code (DNK). 

Business and Human Rights: Monitoring the National Action Plan

06/08/2019 The German Federal Government is reviewing the extent to which companies based in Germany fulfil due diligence obligations for human rights. Around 1,800 companies were asked to participate at the end of July 2019.

Rethinking Foreign Policy to Drive Transformative Change at the High-Level Political Forum

15/07/2019 The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) align with core foreign policy objectives. At a side event during the 2019 High-Level Political Forum, diplomats and policy experts discussed the role of foreign policy in the global sustainability architecture.

Climate, fragility and the SDGs: Lessons from Lake Chad (HLPF side event)

02/07/2019 What challenges for sustainable development arise from the interaction of climate change and state fragility? On 10 July, the EU Delegation to the United Nations and adelphi will organise an expert discussion on the topic in New York.

Wind energy in focus: results of the German-Korean Energy Dialogue

27/06/2019 On 20 June 2019, adelphi and the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a conference on wind energy. 56 participants discussed perspectives, political and regulatory framework conditions, as well as questions of social acceptance and the involvement of the population.

New knowledge on climate change and human mobility (conference)

27/06/2019 In partnership with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), adelphi is hosting the International Conference and Networking Event on Climate Change and Human Mobility on 28 June 2019.

"Driving Transformative Change: Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda" (HLPF Side Event)

26/06/2019 Foreign policy actors must play their part in coping with the far-reaching changes in the international order resulting from the socio-ecological transformation. How their goals and SDGs go together will be the focus of an expert discussion during the HLPF in New York on 9 July 2019.

German-Japanese Energy Partnership creates momentum for energy transition

18/06/2019 Germany and Japan aim to expand their cooperation in renewable energy research and utilisation. adelphi is providing support for this process and facilitating the energy policy exchange.

Focus on the future: trend analyses for environmental policy and research

11/06/2019 What kinds of effects do trends like 3D printing, Consumption 4.0 and meat substitutes have on the environment? adelphi answers these questions through three different trend analyses for the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Visionary energy for the future: the launch of the Sense the City website

29/05/2019 The Sense the City project explores ideas and desires for the city of the future. The growing collection of visions is now available on