Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann has headed the office of the Council for Sustainable Development since its inauguration in 2001. After studying landscape planning, Dr. Ing. Bachmann in the Federal Environment Agency responsible for the Federal Soil Protection Act. He is chairman of the jury of the German Sustainability Award and the Next Economy Award. His honorary professorship has been awarded to him by Leuphana University Lüneburg. In scientific advisory councils, foundations and international networks, as well as Secretary General of the Sustainability Council, he uses impulses and initiatives to promote sustainability thinking in business, politics and society and coordinates the work of the Sustainability Council.