• Policy Brief

    The role of sustainable investments in the transformation

    Various factors continue to hinder stronger growth in the market share of sustainable investments.

  • Event

    Achieving net zero

    Company transition plans as a tool for forward looking strategy development and reporting? Impressions from our last Berlin Seminar on May 24, 2023.

  • Policy Brief

    ECB’s Climate Risk Stress Test

    Policy Brief 6/2022 examines the ECB’s first climate risk stress test, published in July 2022, and discusses how to deal with data gaps and methodological challenges.

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    More than ‘green’ and ‘brown’

    How sustainable finance can enable the transition

The Sustainable Finance Research Platform is a joint project involving five German research institutions that is funded by Stiftung Mercator.

With their independent research, the project partners aim to support stakeholders in politics, the financial sector, and the real economy in understanding and shaping the central role of capital markets in achieving a net-zero economy.

Partners of the Sustainable Finance Research Platform

Learn more about the project

News

  • Singapore Media article

    „Greenhouse Gas Protocol: Asia-Pacific firms have work cut out on meeting climate-disclosure requirements, executive implementing standard says“

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  • News, Sustainability reporting

    Alexander Bassen leads GHG Protocol’s new Independent Standards Board

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  • News

    Invitation to the WPSF Research Seminar

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  • Media article

    More than ‘green’ and ‘brown’: How sustainable finance can enable the transition

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  • Publications

    • Policy Brief

      PB 1/2024: Climate Risks and the Cost of Debt: Why Climate Policy Matters

      Climate policy is key to achieving the required CO2 emission reductions for the transition towards a sustainable low-carbon economy. Climate policy causes direct and indirect…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

      PB 3/2023: Climate transition plans: State of play in EU legislation and policy recommendations

      Company transition plans (of real economy and financial market actors) have the potential to become a steering instrument for directing capital flows toward climate neutrality…

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    • Policy Brief

      PB 2/2023: The role of sustainable investments in the transformation: (further) education as a key element

      Sustainable investments can be an important building block in the transformation of the economy and society. There has recently been a growing interest in sustainable…

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    • Scientific publication

      Finance Research Letters: Rating changes revisited: New evidence on short-term ESG momentum

      Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings are mainstream in sustainable finance. This paper provides important evidence on the effects of ESG rating changes on companies’…

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    • Scientific publication

      Environmental and Resource Economics: Low-Carbon Investment and Credit Rationing

      This paper develops a principal-agent model with adverse selection to analyse firms’ decisions between an existing carbon-intensive technology and a new low-carbon technology requiring an…

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    Events

    • Past events

      The evolution of ethical forms of investment: An integrative systematic review of responsible, ethical, social, sustainable and impact investment

      Date: 15. June 2023 Place: online via MS Teams Type: Sustainable Finance Brown-Bag Seminar

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    • Past events

      SRI Funds: Greenwashing and/or Impactwashing?

      Date: 07. June 2023 Place: online via MS Teams Type: Sustainable Finance Brown-Bag Seminar

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    • Past events

      Achieving net zero: Company transition plans as a tool for forward looking strategy development and reporting?

      Date: 24. May 2023 Place: DIW Berlin and virtually via Webex Type: Berlin Seminar on Energy, Climate Policy and Sustainable Finance

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    • Past events

      Private Shareholder Engagements on Material ESG Issues

      Date: 18. January 2023 Place: Online via Webex Type: WPSF Research Seminar

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