Bertelsmann Stiftung

Bertelsmann Stiftung
(1977, Guetersloh, Germany, Brussels, Washington; 380+ staff;

A foundation founded by a German media mogul, that aims “to strengthen society by helping individuals realize their full potential, and to further develop the systems necessary to achieve this goal.”  They have more than 70 active projects



  • Annual Reports
  • An extensive library of studies, reports, books etc. in German and English
    • Sustainable Development Report 2019 (2019, 478 pp, 1. edition) – “In 2015, 193 states agreed to implement the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The fight against poverty and hunger is just as important as the commitment to more climate protection or better educational opportunities. This year, the heads of state and government want to meet for the first time for an interim review in New York. The results should be sobering: The latest edition of the SDG Report shows that no country is currently on track to meet all targets by 2030.”
    • Annual Transformation Index – Analyzing the quality of democracy and political management in 128 developing and transition countries

Leadership: Aart De Geus (Chairman and CEO), Reinhard Mohn (Founder)

Budget: ~€86m

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