18-06-2022 From users we learn that the Sustainability Compass concept is helpful for inspiration and for learning about Sustainability in a holistic way - integrating social and ecological
criteria. That's why we produced a booklet containing the contents of the app and giving some additional background info about the frameworks on which the Sustainability Compass is based.
You can buy the booklet or download the pdf. here: https://www.compass-for-sustainability.net/booklet-buch/
25-02-2021 The German portal "Utopia" has published an article about the best green apps. Sustainability Compass/Nachhaltigkeits-Kompass is in the list as well! Utopia writes: "The Sustainability Compass is a project planner. If we start a new project, we can create it here and select and add suitable sustainability criteria for it from a checklist. Within the project, we can now select the various criteria and receive criteria-specific questions, which we can check off if we think we meet them. Conclusion: an app that makes you think and helps you plan more sustainably in the long term." -> Link (website in German)
05-10-2020 We published an article about the Sustainability Compass on the "Medium" platform. It's a translation in German of the English article, published in July. -> Link
24-07-2020 We published an article about the Sustainability Compass on the "Medium" platform. It describes what is needed from an user to make Compass thinking a success. -> Link
04-04-2020 Lovely compilation of feedbacks on appgrooves. Thanks for this: "This is a good app for the Sustainability Merit Badge in Boy Scouts. " -> Link
06-03-2020 The Sustainability Compass is now also available as booklet in English and German. You can buy it as a printed booklet or as e-book. It is also downloadable on this website. Please go ahead and share with others! The Sustainability Compass doesn't give you solutions - it is your guide for finding your personal contribution to a healthy planet.
Den Nachhaltigkeits-Kompass gibt es jetzt auch als Buch/Broschüre auf englisch und deutsch. Du kannst ihn kaufen: in gedruckter Form oder als E-Buch. Oder du kannst ihn auf dieser Webseite herunterladen - und mit anderen teilen. Der Nachhaltigkeits-Kompass gibt dir nicht Lösungen, sondern hilft dir dazu, deinen Beitrag zu einem gesunden Planeten zu finden.
04-02-2020 Sustainability gains momentum. We see it for instance with the Facebook likes on this webpage: slowly approaching the 700. Think smarter and act smarter!
26-11-2019 The Sustainability Compass app has been updated. Some technical adjustments have become necessary. Otherwise no changes.
Article on Appagg.com found -> Link
10-07-2019 Sustainability Compass is in the article of the sustainability blog of one of the larger Swiss banks: Berner Kantonalbank. As you know the Sustainability Compass shows in English, German, Spanish and Portugues.
09-06-2019 Thanks for your awareness and your digital support. Our web page has achieved 500 Facebook likes. Compass thinking might not be mainstream - but a growing number of people all over the globe start to become aware that setting personal goals in different dimensions helps to do the right thing - and to contribute positively.
15-04-2019 Sometimes we are asked how a user can change the language settings of the Sustainability Compass app. It's easy: it automatically follows the language settings of the smartphone of the user. So if it is set to Spanish, Portuguese or German the app will show in these languages. All other languages will see the app in English.
21-12-2018 Happy festive season, winter holidays, christmas or how you'd like to call it! Visit our facebook page from time to time. We try to inspire you once in a week. Thank you.
29-10-2018 Happy to see more and more on our web page. The facebook likes seem to explode - by today we already got more than 340. Thank you all for giving us this digital recognition!
08-03-2018 The team of the SustainabilityCompass has decided to make the mobile app available for free.
26-10-2017 Matthias (founder of the Sustainability Compass) and Dalen, member of The Natural Step Switzerland, interview Sopie Wisbrun-Overakker. She founded the online summit "Doing Business Doing Good".
08-08-2017 Lovely article on the platform "nachhaltig leben": "Game on! Mit Umwelt-Apps spielend Energie sparen". The Sustainability Compass is described as a
mobile app that can be applied to every decision making in one's life.
30-05-2017 The Sustainability Compass will be presented at the 5 seasons festival against food waste - a little card play with the visitors included.
09-03-2017 Presentation of the Sustainability Compass on iPhone.informer - with an overview of the reviews we've got - also the very critical ones.
20-12-2016 Short video published: what do users, experts and bloggers think about the Sustainability Compass mobile app? Big thanks to everybody contributing (also in critical ways)! -> Link
09-12-2016 The Sustainability Cards are now part of the library of Deckaholic. The card deck comes for free for people who downloaded the mobile app. It is intended as a tool for facilitators, moderators, coaches, trainers, etc. -> Link
18-11-2016 The Sustainability Compass App has been updated. Now it is adjusted to the new operating systems of smartphones and can be used on iPhone 7. Additionally we added a "success stories" link which allows the app user to study powerful and future-fit examples of smart action for the planet. -> Link
10-10-2016 The Sustainability Compass is presented on a Chinese webpage. The category reads: 生活 which is "Life". -> Link
07-07-2016 In an article with the title "Top 10 apps to help Kenyans live smarter and greener" the "Uhifadhi Media Lab" presents also the Sustainability Compass. The content team of the lab writes: "Sustainability Compass promotes its model by inviting users to plan out their sustainable ‘Projects,’ whether they be individual or in a group context, through a user-friendly interface on their smartphones." -> Link
23-06-2016 Just discovered: nice overview of green apps, Sustainability Compass included on www.thealternative.in. Author is the indian student Anukrati Mehta. She writes: "This app is designed in such
a way that the content is easily navigable, enabling you to play with it in fun ways." -> Link
16-03-2016 The third blog article has been published on the website of Sustainability Television. It's about how business does use the compass and can become smarter. -> Link
14-03-2016 Matthias Mueller, founder of the Sustainability Compass, gives a workshop about Sustainability and Design at the Design Thinking Summit in Graz, 8th April 2016. ->Link
12-01-2016 A detailled blog post about the Sustainability Cards appears on Sustainability Television, with use cases and background infos: "Why Sustainability Cards facilitate the dialogue about the future we want". ->Link
14-12-2015 Nice coincidence: Harald Welzer defines in his new book "Selbst denken" (think of your own) 12 criteria/drivers for successful resistance. Sustainability Compass promotes under the claim of "think smarter, act smarter" 12 critieria for a better sustainable behaviour (Picture: Frank Vinken, dbw). -> Link
11-10-2015 Start of a series of blog posts on the website of "Sustainability Television". In the first article we explain the basic concept of the Sustainability Compass. ->Link
22-09-2015 Nice quote by the Swiss writer and blogger Fatima Vidal: "The questions of the Sustainability Compass make you think out of your box. I like that. The best way to spend two bucks."
27-08-2015: Proud to be published at Planetsave. Our article about biodiversity got updated with the presentation of the carbon&biodiversity project of WWF in Vietnam. ->Link
24-07-2015: "Jurassic world" is a blockbuster movie - will "Human park" about man living in a zoo be another one? The huge loss of biodiversity is one of the effects of mankind's unsustainable behaviour which is rarely discussed and often under-estimated. Scientists, publishers and artists now want to raise awareness. Article by Matthias Mueller - free to reprint. -> Link
10-07-2015: The online news portal swissinfo.ch published a big article about the Sustainability Compass and its Swiss-Brazilian-Swedish cooperation. Journalist Dalen Jacomino also describes the underlying scientific framework of the Sustainability Compass. The article originally appeared in portugues.
Here you will also find a translation in english and german. -> Link
26-06-2015 This is our actual press release about the launch of the portuguese version and the opportunity for companies to use the SustainabilityCompass as a training tool. -> Link
01-06-2015 The Sustainability Cards webpage is now also available in spanish - presenting lots of useful tips and links: "Piensa más inteligentemente, actúa más inteligentemente". -> Link
13-05-2015 Great quote from the Canadian Sustainability Strategist Antony Upward about the Sustainability Cards: "Setting course for a flourishing future? The SustainabilityCards can help you collaborate to find your shared destination." -> Link
30-03-2015 The Sustainability Compass becomes bigger. Now it is available in portugues language as well. Partner is Telma Gomes and Kaleydoscopio. -> Link
24-03-2015 The Sustainability Compass is now on Facebook. Members of the editorial team are Itzel Orozco, Telma Gomes and Matthias Mueller. We will publish four categories of content: Compass People, Compass Thinking, Compass Tips and Compass News. Compass People is about persons who act for a more sustainable world. Compass Thinking is about news, infos that make obvious why it is so useful to have a Sustainability Compass in mind. -> Link
30-09-2014 +++ The inspirational Bob Willard (author of "Sustainability Advantage") writes us: "The Sustainability Compass is a useful catalyst for people to think around why taking more environmentally and socially responsible decisions is so important. It contributes to sustainability literacy in society. The packaging of the app and the card deck is really smart. The questions gently help us realize that we w a n t to live more sustainably - that it is important to us".
Nice feedback from the Silicon Valley: "In my opinion, the majority of good decisions and innovations should begin by addressing a problem or well-asked question. I like the question-asking function of the Sustainability Compass."
Andreas Gyr, Design and Construction Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP ID+C USGBC Faculty.
23-02-2015 "DigitalConnectMag" published a quote of Matthias Mueller in their article "12 Steps to Developing a Healthy Company Culture". -> Link
29-01-2015 "The Startup Magazine" published a long interview about the background of the Sustainability Compass and its future ambitions. -> Link
10-01-2015 The Sustainability Compass has been updated. Two new functions have been implemented: now you can insert notes to specific projects and you can share your projects and thoughts via email, Twitter and Facebook. These films show what has changed. The update is now available via Googleplay and Apple Appstore. English video - German video
02-01-2015 +++ Soon there will be an update of Sustainability Compass with new functions. And the Compass will be available in a new language version. Partner for the spanish version is Orozco Consulting, Mexico-City.
21-10-2014 +++ Invitation to take part of expert talks about circular economy in Vienna, "Ökonomie der Zukunft", organized by Österreichischer Gewerbeverand. -> Link
03-10-2014 +++ Lovely invitation to talk at the WIESD network on Wednesday, 8th Octobre: Women - Innovation - Entrepreneursip - Sustainable Development.
Wonderful quote from Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder of The Natural Step: "Modern science has shown that the world we live in is unsustainable. The problem is, how do we reach out to create communities of people who are willing to do something about it? The Sustainability Compass app does it by asking smart questions which inspire for smarter actions. I appreciate its directness and simplicity."
24-09-2014 +++ Nice workshop at Social Media Week Berlin 2014 is over. Slides posted on slideshare -> link
10-09-2014 +++ Alexandre Magnin just completed his wonderful work for the Sustainability Compass. He illustrated two videos which show what the Sustainability Compass is good for: The Story of Anna and The Story of Leo. And he gave a face to the Sustainability Compass, the little professor. All the videos in our youtube channel.
06-09-2014 +++ Invitation to give workshop at "Unkonferenz" from danach.info. Will take place Sunday, 14/09/2014 in Lucerne at 13:30. -> Link
26-08-2014 +++ Invitation to Social Media Week in Berlin with talk at 23rd September: Future Connectivity: You + Environment = Sustainability Compass. -> Link
15-08-2014 +++ Workshop at bi-yearly conference of the International Society of Ecological Economics. Participants from Iceland, Poland, Denmark and Switzerland. Collaborator: Richard Chrenko. Topic: "Strategies for Sustainability and a new smartphone app: The Natural Step framework today."