A main precondition for success is the long term stability of performance. Nowadays, as the world becomes more complex, in addition to classical economic challenges, social and ecological aspects are becoming more important. Risks and chances are becoming more diverse. Their consistent and successful management is task that can be solved with the help of specific tools. Essential in this aspect appears to be sustainable development strategies. They has to create a stable foundation for a steady and profitable growth as well as realization of our social responsibility.