Dr. Elmer Lenzen is founder and CEO of the macondo publishing GmbH. He studied journalism and politics at the universities RUB Bochum, WWU Muenster/both Germany and UCR San José/Costa Rica. Macondo publishing is a leading publishing house in Germany for sustainability topics. It publishes among others the Magazine “UmweltDialog”, the “Global Goals Yearbook” with support of UN organizations and regularly supports German federal and regional governments and institutions in sustainability communication. Before macondo Elmer worked for German and Swiss newspapers like Die Woche, Handelsblatt, taz and Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich) and the German news agencies dpa and epd. He is also chair of the macondo foundation, a nonprofit organization in support of sustainable development and co-founder of the “Sustainable Business Angels”, a network of dedicated CEOs giving advice to young social entrepreneurs. For many years Elmer was also member of the Latin America Council within the Protestant Church of Germany.