Global Survey on Sustainability and the SDGs

What does sustainability mean to you?

Help stimulate and accelerate the process of change towards sustainable development in our society by sharing your thoughts.

About the Project

What is the Global Survey?

The Global Survey picks up on expectations and opinions on matters concerning sustainability, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in as many countries as possible throughout the world.

The Global Survey targets private individuals and representatives of politics, business, academia, the media and civil society both on a national and international level. The aim is to prioritize relevant topics relating to the environment, social issues and the economy in the respective countries and to establish the urgency for action. In addition, the performance of the institutions in each country will be assessed.

The results will be publicly disclosed on this website and discussed with representatives of all sectors. The objective is to create awareness, to initiate and accelerate the decisions necessary for sustainable development.

The project is financed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety). Planning and implementation will be carried out by the consultancy Schlange & Co. (S&C), Hamburg, and Yale University, New Haven, CT.

The survey has started in September 2018 and will be accessible until June 2019. Results are expected to be presented in the third quarter 2019.

The anonymity of participants and their responses is guaranteed. For further information, please have a look at our Privacy Policy.

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If you would like to cooperate with us or share your questions or feedback, please get in contact:

Schlange & Co. GmbH
Consultants for Corporate Responsibility
Steinhöft 11
D-20459 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 36 166 82 0

Supporting organizations

  • AB Enzymes (DE)
  • Action on SDGs Kenya Coalition (KE)
  • Allianz (DE)
  • Auswärtiges Amt (DE)
  • Behörde für Umwelt und Energie Hamburg (DE)
  • BNY Mellon (US)
  • Bridge Academies International (KE)
  • Brodoto (HR/RS)
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (DE)
  • Bye Bye Plastic Bags (IDN)
  • China Youth Climate Action Network (CYCAN) (CN)
  • Cologne Business School (DE)
  • CRLDS – Centre for European Policy Studies Local and Regional Development (AL)
  • Crowdafrica (GH)
  • Datamaran (UK)
  • DEG / KfW (DE)
  • Deutsche Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik (DE)
  • Dianova International (ES)
  • EcoKnights (MY)
  • EcoVadis (DE)
  • EEB – European Environmental Bureau (BE)
  • Elizka Relief Foundation (GH)
  • EPSA – European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (LU)
  • ESU – European Students’ Union (BE)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD (GB)
  • European Youth Forum (EU)
  • Fair Trade Campaigns (US)
  • Geneve Foundation for Medial Education and Research (CH)
  • Gexsi (DE)
  • GIZ – Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (DE)
  • Global Compact Network Brazil (BR)
  • Global Compact Network Egypt (EG)
  • Global Compact Network Germany (DE)
  • Global Compact Network Russia (RU)
  • Global Compact Network Switzerland (CH)
  • Global Compact Network Tanzania (TZ)
  • Global Compact Network Ukraine (UA)
  • Global Impact Grid (DE)
  • Global University Network for Innovation (ES)
  • GNAM – Global Network for Advanced Management (US)
  • Green Cameroon (CR)
  • Handelskammer Hamburg (DE)
  • HanseMerkur (DE)
  • Haribon Foundation (PH)
  • Heinz Sielmann Stiftung (DE)
  • Hope Foundation e.V. (DE)
  • HSBA – Hamburg School of Business Administration (DE)
  • Hunger Reduction International (SO)
  • IDOP Institut (HR)
  • International Institute of Sustainable Development (CA)
  • Invest in Albania (AL)
  • JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (BE)
  • Kaleidoscope Futures (UK)
  • KIVA (US)
  • MAAT For Peace, Development, and Human Rights (EG)
  • matera HUB (IT)
  • Misereor (DE)
  • NABU Nordrhein Westfalen (DE)
  • NGO Major Group (Global)
  • öbu – Der Verband für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften (CH)
  • oikos International (CH)
  • Pakistan Environmental Journalists (PK)
  • Peace Corps Zambia (ZM)
  • Poverty Reduction Trust (ZW)
  • RWE (DE)
  • Shelton Group (US)
  • sneep e.V. (DE)
  • Society for International Development (IT)
  • sociSDG (EU)
  • Sustainability Hub Norway (NO)
  • Sustainability Leadership Kosova (KO)
  • Sustainability Week Switzerland (CH)
  • Sustainable Brands (US)
  • Sustainable Oman (OM)
  • Sustainable Qatar (QA)
  • SustainAsia (HK)
  • Swiss Association of Student Organisations for Sustainability (ASOS) (CH)
  • Syngenta (CH)
  • Teach First Deutschland (DE)
  • ThistlePraxis Consulting (NG)
  • TÜV Rheinland (DE)
  • UN SDG Action Campaign (DE)
  • UNDP Mauritius and Seychelles (MU)
  • UNDP Namibia (NA)
  • UNESCAP SDG Help Desk (TH)
  • University of Oxford Said Business School (UK)
  • Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (DE)
  • Vinyl Sustainability Council (US)
  • Xwhy: Agency of Understanding (LT)
  • Youth Association for Development (PK)
  • Zero Waste Latvija (LV)
  • Zukunftsrat Hamburg (DE)

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