Headquarter Building Bertelsmann Stiftung tagged with a graphic for the 40th Anniversary
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Liz Mohn steht vor einem Bild ihres Mannes Reinhard Mohn

Three questions for Liz Mohn

"The things that give us guidance"

In this interview, Liz Mohn talks about our foundation's guiding values and its four decades of work.  read more

Aart De Geus, sitzend am Tisch


"We need to help people become part of society once again"

Three questions for chairman and CEO Aart De Geus as the Bertelsmann Stiftung begins celebrating its 40th anniversary. read more

[Translate to English:] Coverbild Jubiläumsmagazin


40th anniversary online-magazine

An anniversary is always the moment to look back and appreciate what has been achieved. Our online-magazine therefore recognizes that more remains to be done and, as a result,  focuses on the challenges that will affect our everyday lives in the future.
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Group picture of the four members of the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Executive Board in front of a poster bearing the inscription "40 years of the Bertelsmann Stiftung" in German.

Annual Report

40 Years of Social Engagement

During the presentation of the annual report our Executive Board reminded of the foundation's history but also looked ahead to the future. read more


40 Years of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung's mission has been to identify social trends and problems in order to develop sustainable solutions. read more

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Since the Bertelsmann Stiftung was founded by Reinhard Mohn, our activities and focus areas have steadily developed. The chronicle highlights the key milestones. read more

In keeping with the tradition of our founder, Reinhard Mohn, we are dedicated to serving the common good. Our work is predicated on the belief that competition and civic engagement are key factors driving social progress. read more

Our projects respond to societal challenges and make a sustainable contribution to society's wellbeing. read more

Here you can get an overview of our six topics and current publications. read more

Anniversary Events in 2017

Start of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s 40th Anniversary Year
Annual press conference in Gütersloh
Ceremony in Gütersloh Municipal Theater
Award Ceremony for Jakob Muth Award
Award Ceremony for Reinhard Mohn Prize on “Smart Country”
Trilogue Salzburg: Arts–Economics–Politics
Open House – Bertelsmann Stiftung and City of Gütersloh
30th NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition