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The Bertelsmann Stiftung is working to promote steady development that leads to a sustainable society

Looking up into the cupola of the Reichstag building from the inside
Cupola at the Reichstag building

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is both a think tank and an agent for social change. As a private operating foundation, our primary goal is to make a meaningful and enduring contribution to society. We focus our activities on projects that can decisively influence society’s long-term viability.

We focus on areas where we have built compelling competence through years of experience. We work toward improved education, a just and efficient economic system, a preventative healthcare system, a vibrant civil society and greater international understanding.

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is independent and nonpartisan. We design, launch and run our own projects. As a learning organization, we aspire to excellence. As an independent force for reform, we aim to break down barriers that stand in the way of social progress.

Headshot of Liz Mohn

“Our aim is to identify social challenges and problems at an early stage and to develop and implement exemplary solutions.”
(Liz Mohn, Vice-Chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board)

At a Glance

The Bertelsmann Stiftung At a Glance 2014

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