Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH is a federally-owned non-profit company founded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

ZUG aids BMU in implementing and managing its funding policy programmes and projects. At locations in Bonn and Berlin, ZUG currently has around 100 members of staff working at the interface between environmental policy and implementation of concrete funding policy activities.

With flexible organisational structures and a cross-sectoral approach to topics, ZUG aims to use and further expand synergies in effective planning and implementation of funding activities. This ensures optimal management of public funds on behalf of BMU. When conducting BMU-funded projects, project developers and implementers receive targeted advice and support from ZUG.