The Sustainability Summit 2014 links researchers and experts in the fields of engineering science, economic science, natural science and humanities to address the issues of sustainability. The collaboration of many disciplines will promote an inclusive and integrated approach to sustainability that, as per the 1987 Brundtland Report: meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The University of Freiburg and the five Fraunhofer Institutes in Freiburg have agreed to join forces in the area of sustainability research by forming a new Center for Sustainability Research. The engineering core topics of the center are sustainable materials, energy and resilience engineering. The new Sustainability Summit takes place on 13 and 14 October 2014 in the Konzerthaus in Freiburg. The conference program is organised into five topics: Energy Supply, CO2 Neutral Mobility, Natural Resources, Sustainable Materials, System Resilience.