Sustainable Finance Research Platform

Current Project

Department

Climate Policy

Funded by

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Stiftung Mercator

In Cooperation With

University of Augsburg
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
University of Hamburg
University of Kassel

The Sustainable Finance Research Platform is a network of five German research institutions that have been conducting intensive research on sustainable finance for many years. The aim of the platform is to provide scientific support in answering key social, political and private sector questions, to provide established and emerging knowledge and to play an advisory role in the political and public discourse, for example by providing input and feedback to the Sustainable Finance Advisory Board of the German Federal Government.

 

 

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January 17, 2020
Sustainable Finance

Workshop on Sustainable Finance and the Transformation of the Real Economy

Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 09:00 - 14:30

This workshop focused on the question, how the financial market can accompany and support the transformation towards a climate-neutral and sustainable economy.

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December 16, 2019
Sustainable Finance

Workshop "Sustainable Financial Products"

Time: 10:30 - 17:30

In order to transform the economy towards CO2 neutrality in the sense of the Paris Agreement, financial products are needed to support the financing of this process. In this workshop, existing and possible offers for different product categories (investment products, banking products and insurance products) were discussed, obstacles and problems in the development and introduction of such products ...

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November 29, 2019
Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance Round table and the Transformation of the Real Economy

Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

This workshop focused on the question, how the financial market can accompany and support the transformation towards a climate-neutral and sustainable economy.

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October 25, 2019
Sustainable Finance

6th Research Meeting on Sustainable Finance: Sustainable Financial Products and Sustainability in Risk Management

Location: Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.001
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 11:00 - 19:30

The Sustainable Finance Platform meets regularly for research meetings to discuss current research topics and projects and their relevance for the political discourse at national and EU level. The aim of the research meetings is an open, informal exchange to promote the discourse on sustainable finance from a research perspective and to cooperate constructively on the basis of our different ...

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October 16, 2019
Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance Summit Frankfurt - Presentation Sustainable Finance Research Platform

Location: Palmengarten
Frankfurt Main

The Sustainable Finance Platform was presented at the Sustainable Finance Summit in Frankfurt.

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The first policy brief "Conditions for an effective sustainable finance taxonomy (PDF, 476.2 KB)" discusses strenghts and opportunities for improvement of the current regulatory proposal and the TEG report. It formulates conditions for an effective and goal-oriented sustainable finance taxonomy.  These include an expansion of activites covered, a broad application to all financial actors, a more dynamic forward-looking perspective, mandatory climate-related disclosure, and better integration into risk management.

The second policy brief "Mandatory climate-related reporting as a means of CO2 emission reduction (PDF, 392.64 KB)" shows that mandatory reporting can create incentives for companies to reduce emissions. In addition, mandatory disclosure would make important  information for risk assessment available to capital markets, thus reducing information asymmetry and redirecting capital flows in a more climate-friendly direction.

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