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The ability to reform is the ability to remain viable over the long term

Looking through a pane of glass with the word “Reform” written on it by hand

The Bertelsmann Stiftung promotes social change through project work that focuses on ensuring society’s long-term viability.

Working with a wide range of partners, the foundation wants to identify social problems and challenges early on and develop exemplary solutions to address them.

We view ourselves as an initiator and driver of necessary reforms. We rely on knowledge and expertise to stimulate lively dialogue on the most pressing issues of our day and provide policymakers with new momentum.

The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s projects are guided by our founder Reinhard Mohn’s firm belief that entrepreneurial thinking and action must play a key role in ensuring society’s long-term viability.

Roman Herzog, former President of Germany, with our founder Reinhard Mohn (from left)

“Germany needs a jolt!  The reform projects carried out by the Bertelsmann Stiftung offer concrete solutions that move our country forward.”
Roman Herzog, former president of Germany (photo with Reinhard Mohn)

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