About the project

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 Committee of the German Federal Government.

Members of the Management Board
Further members of the Sustainable Finance Research Platform:
Current publications

Policy Brief 8/2021: „Why it would be important to expand the scope of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and make it work for SMEs

Statement on the German Federal Government’s Sustainable Finance Strategy (05/2021): „Germany introduces a comprehensive sustainable finance plan

Policy Brief 7/2021 „What information is relevant for sustainability reporting? The concept of materiality and the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Policy Brief 5/2021 „Scenario Analysis as a Tool for Companies, Investors, and Regulators on the Path to Climate Neutrality

Policy Brief 2/2021 „Investors Face Challenges with Corporate Carbon Emissions Data – Call for a Mandatory Disclosure Regulation


Stiftung Mercator is the Sustainable Finance Research Platform’s principal funder since August 2020.

During its pilot stage the project also received funding from the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Please find further information on the project website.