The Virtual Academy of Sustainability managed to find important partners next to the initiators of the project, namely the German Federal Foundation for Environment (DBU) and the University of Bremen with the chair for sustainable management and the center for multimedia in teaching (ZMML). A content-based cooperation with the renowned research institute “Wuppertal Institution for Climate, Environment, Energy”, the UNESCO-Chair Higher Education for Sustainable Development and the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Government (WBGU) was complemented by the financial support from the “Münchener Rück Stiftung” and the foundation “Forum für Verantwortung” in 2013 as well as the “Stiftung Bremer Wertbörse” in 2014. Since the end of 2016 the Virtual Academy of Sustainability is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Furthermore the Virtual Academy of Sustainability was a partner of the science year 2012 “Future Projekt Earth” and 2014 “The Digital Society”. The magazine “Forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften” was obtained as a media partner and the examination software company LPLUS as an eAssessment-partner.