At the 4th Congress in Hamburg Dr. Auma Obama, Founder of Sauti Kuu Foundation in Nairobi, was one of the speakers. Also the winners 2016 for the ZEIT Wissen Prize "Encouraging Sustainability" were honored and presented. The winner in the category KNOWLEDGE is Prof. Dr. Stephan Rammler, founding director of the Institute for Transportation Design (ITD) and Professor of Transportation Design & Social Sciences at the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig. In his work, the ITD and Prof. Rammler are not confined to the role of a think tank, but they develop from visionary ideas and scientific findings creative designs with high practical relevance.
The winner in the category ACTION is the company Werner & Mertz GmbH, which is known throughout Germany for its environmentally friendly products. Raw materials, formulations and packaging components will gradually be optimized so that they fulfill their sustainability claims in full. This includes the initiative “Frosch” (frog). With it the Werner & Mertz has launched an own recyclate initiative.