Who we are

The initiative sustainVBL is a group of students, doctoral candidates, and employees of University of Mannheim, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Ludwig-Maximilian-University München, Technische Hochschule Lübeck, and University of Duisburg-Essen. We are in close contact with Bürgerbewegung Finanzwende e.V..


The initiative has started at the University of Mannheim in October 2019. The doctoral convent decided to advocate for a transparent and sustainable management of their pensions and wrote an Open Letter to the VBL. Some weeks later, the academic mid-level faculty of University of Mannheim joined and employees of several other universities, research institutions and other public employees joined. Today, 29 institutions and more than 1400 individuals support our demands.