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Kofi Annan – His Life and Work
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been named winner of Bertelsmann Stiftung's Reinhard Mohn Prize for 2013. In awarding Kofi Annan the Reinhard Mohn Prize, Germany's Bertelsmann Stiftung honors his outstanding dedication and contribution to sustainable ...
06/11/2013
How countries can shape change at home
This week the Bertelsmann Stiftung is awarding the Reinhard Mohn Prize to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, thereby recognizing a pioneer in the area of sustainable development. Many sustainability programs at the local, national and global levels continue to ...
05/11/2013
Sustainably different
If Germany were to give new meaning to the concept of sustainability, it would take on a leading role in Europe and the world, says Aart De Geus. As the award ceremony approaches for the Reinhard Mohn Prize, the Bertelsmann Stiftung chairman and CEO calls for a ...
04/11/2013
A Week Dedicated to the Reinhard Mohn Prize
Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, is the recipient of this year's Reinhard Mohn Prize. The week leading up to the award ceremony on November 7 will include a number of events dedicated to the prize and the topic of sustainability.
30/10/2013
Tasmania - A courageous step forward
The citizens of Tasmania joined forces to create "Tasmania Together" in order to make their state more sustainable. Even though everyday political realities prevented the initiative from achieving long-term success, it remains a role model for others. On the occasion ...
29/10/2013
The Erosion of Trans-Atlantic Trust
In the Washington, DC-based Bertelsmann Foundation's B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that the revelation of alleged NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone is a serious breach of trust between allies that could herald a profound ...
28/10/2013
Ghana - Economic success meets social progress
Even if poverty, infant mortality and environmental degradation sometimes make things difficult, many people in Ghana are getting involved to ensure a brighter future for their country. On the occasion of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013 award ceremony on November 7, the ...
25/10/2013
Finland - Modest pioneers willing to forge ahead
Finland passed its first law to protect its natural resources in 1923 and established its Environmental Ministry in 1983. Soon it might have its own Social Contract for Sustainability. On the occasion of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013 award ceremony on November 7, the ...
23/10/2013
New paths to the stabilization of the Eurozone
On October 11th, 2013, the Brussels Office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung in collaboration with the European Commission held an international expert conference on the subject of "Automatic stabilizers for the Eurozone: pros and cons of a European Unemployment Benefit ...
18/10/2013
Costa Rica - A unique path to sustainability
On the occasion of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013 award ceremony on November 7, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has identified five countries that show how individual societies can effectively shape change on a domestic level with sustainable policies. On the second leg of our ...
18/10/2013
New app explains global economic developments
Who will benefit from the proposed transatlantic free trade agreement? Why are the up-and-coming "Pacific Pumas" – Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile – doing so well economically? And will they be able to maintain their momentum? Anyone looking for fast, direct answers ...
16/10/2013
In the Land of the Thunder Dragon
The world faces major challenges: global economic and financial crises, demographic imbalances, climate change, and natural resources that are growing ever scarcer. There must be a shift to policymaking that is more sustainable if societies all around the globe are to ...
16/10/2013
Two women and one man are the new voices of 2013
The 27 year old Australian soprano Nicole Car, the 25 year old American soprano Nadine Sierra, and the 24 year old South Korean tenor Myong-Hyun Lee have won first prize in the 15th Bertelsmann Stiftung's NEUE STIMMEN vocal competition.
13/10/2013
Nine singers entered the NEUE STIMMEN finals
Nine singers have reached the last round of the international singing contest NEUE STIMMEN after completing the semi-finals concert in Gütersloh on Thursday night. The audience were allowed to pick their own favorite as well last night: The audience award went to ...
11/10/2013
Spinelli Group and Bertelsmann Stiftung present proposed 'Fundamental Law' for EU in Brussels
Last week the Spinelli Group and the Bertelsmann Stiftung presented their joint publication "A Fundamental Law for the European Union" to the press in Brussels. The document details proposed changes to the Treaty of Lisbon, the EU's current constitutional architecture.
09/10/2013
Conference "Automatic Stabilizers for the Eurozone: Pros and cons of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme"
On 11 October 2013, the Bertelsmann Stiftung in collaboration with the European Commission will organize a conference on the pros and cons of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme which could serve as an automatic stabilizer in the Eurozone.
09/10/2013
NEUE STIMMEN 2013: Live-Broadcast of the Final
Expectations are running high: Over 1.400 singers had applied to become the NEUE STIMMEN 2013 in the international singing competition of the same name for young opera talents. Now the nine most promising talents will compete in the final in Gütersloh on Saturday, ...
07/10/2013
Every German state, industry and income group would benefit from a transatlantic free trade agreement
A free trade agreement between Europe and the USA would benefit Germany significantly. Nearly every industry in every state would profit and anticipated wage growth would be distributed across all income groups. This is the conclusion reached in a current study by the ...
04/10/2013
Bertelsmann Foundation's post-election event in Washington, DC
An unexpectedly large victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel and the CDU/CSU, a disaster for her FDP coalition partners, and disappointment for the SPD, the Greens, the Left Party and the upstart Alternative for Germany (AfD). That was the surprising background of "The ...
27/09/2013
US-EU Trade, Investment Agreement would create jobs, boost Exports in all 50 States
An ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently under negotiation could provide hundreds of thousands of American jobs, benefiting every US state, according to "TTIP and the Fifty States: Jobs and Growth from Coast to Coast", a study ...
24/09/2013
Between nuclear armament and economic pragmatism
The balance a year and a half after the power transfer to Kim Jong-Un in North Korea is undecided. The breakdown of the regime, predicted by many analysts, has not happened yet. Neither have the reforms that were expected from the young man who has supposedly been ...
19/09/2013
German election leaves neighbors wondering
Angela Merkel continues to top the polls and foreign correspondents in Berlin are having a hard time explaining to their compatriots back home why the German chancellor is so unfailingly popular. They themselves have difficulty understanding many things about the ...
16/09/2013
Increasing enthusiasm for the richness and beauty of the German lied
This year, for the second time, a NEUE STIMMEN Lied Master Class will be held in Gütersloh, concluding with two recitals. Through its events focusing on the German lied, NEUE STIMMEN has added a new element to its international master classes for opera singers, one ...
09/09/2013
Don't ignore the pain, displacement and death!
Seven million Syrians are now refugees, and 100,000 have been killed since the beginning of the uprising against the country's ruler, Bashar al-Assad. Something must therefore be done to end the Syrians' suffering, says Christian Hanelt, Middle East expert at the ...
06/09/2013
Forty-one opera talents from 24 countries qualify for final round of NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition
Forty-one opera singers have been selected to participate in the final round of the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. A total of over 1,400 young talents applied to compete in the preliminary-round auditions held in 22 cities around the globe, from ...
02/09/2013
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