• 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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  • Media article

    More than ‘green’ and ‘brown’

    How sustainable finance can enable the transition

  • Policy Brief

    Closing the transparency gap

    Germany’s G7 presidency is an opportunity to promote sustainability reporting internationally

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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

    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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  • News

    Kerstin Lopatta appointed to the EFRAG Sustainability Reporting Board

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    New Project Website

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  • Publications

    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

      PB 6/2022: The first ECB bottom-up climate stress test: dealing with data gaps and methodological challenges

      The ECB’s “SSM Climate risk stress test,” published in July 2022, provides an important step toward integrating climate change related risks into the banking system.…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

      PB 5/2022: Standardized stress test scenario can improve climate risk reporting

      More and more countries, regions, cities, companies, and financial institutions are defining climate neutrality as a strategic goal. So far, however, it is not possible…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting

      PB 4/2022: Key observations about the open EU consultation on the functioning of the EU ESG ratings market

      The European Commission has launched a consultation on the functioning of the ESG ratings market in the European Union and on the consideration of ESG…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting

      PB 3/2022: Raising transparency through TCFD-aligned climate reporting

      The availability of consistent and comparable climate-related information is a decisive factor in considering the effects of climate change for business and investment decisions. The…

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    • Policy Brief, Sustainability Reporting

      PB 2/2022: Closing the transparency gap: Germany’s G7 presidency is an opportunity to promote sustainability reporting internationally

      The German G7 presidency presents the opportunity to advance a central pillar of sustainable finance at the international level: mandatory disclosure of ESG risks and…

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    Events

    • Past events

      Impact investing in disadvantaged urban areas

      Date: 07. December 2022 Place: Online via Webex Type: WPSF Research Seminar

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    • Past events

      Let’s go to the land instead! – Valuing biodiversity through an Indigenous-led conservation impact bond

      Date: 30. November 2022 Place: Online via Webex Type: WPSF Research Seminar

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    • Past events

      Carbon liquidity: the impact of disclosing greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) on the liquidity of firms’ equity

      Date: 16. November 2022 Place: Online via Webex Type: WPSF Research Seminar

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    • Past events

      The Ideological War Regarding ESG Investing: Can Anything Be Done to Stop It?

      Date: 11. October 2022 Place: Online-Event via Zoom Type: WPSF Research Seminar

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