• Policy Brief

    The EU sustainable finance strategy

    Policy Brief 9/2021 sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of the European sustainable finance plans

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  • Statement

    Germany introduces sustainable finance plan

    The members of the Sustainable Finance Research Platform welcome the German government’s Strategy

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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

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News

  • News

    New Project Website

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  • Das Bild zeigt eine junge Pflanze in zwei Händen. Statement

    Germany introduces a comprehensive sustainable finance plan

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  • Publications

    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

      PB 9/2021: The EU sustainable finance strategy – Implications for the future German Federal Government

      The EU’s revised sustainable finance strategy confirms the important role of the financial sector in the sustainability transition of the economy, but does not sufficiently…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting

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

      Since the introduction of the NFRD in 2014, demand for sustainability information has significantly increased, but actual sustainability reporting has not kept up. Thus, the…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting

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

      Today, the demand for companies to disclose non-financial information is driven by a keen interest of a wide range of institutions, including governments, financial supervisory…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

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

      The structural transformation necessary for achieving climate neutrality is characterized by many interdependent changes. Shaping the transition to a zero-emissions economy cannot be based on…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting

      PB 2/2021: Investors Face Challenges with Corporate Carbon Emissions Data – Call for a Mandatory Disclosure Regulation

      In this policy brief, we discuss the importance, availability, and quality of carbon data to investors who wish to mitigate climate change. In the absence…

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    Events

    • Past events

      How Does the Understanding of Materiality Affect Non-Financial Reporting?

      Date: 23. March 2021 Place: Online-Event via Cisco Webex Type: Online discussion

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