• Policy Brief

    New study on TCFD-aligned climate reporting

    Policy Brief 3/2022 examines the chances and barriers linked to the implementation of TCFD-aligned climate reporting

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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

    Das Bild zeigt eine junge Pflanze in zwei Händen.

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

  • 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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  • 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

      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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    • Policy Brief

      PB 10/2021: Equity portfolio divestment leads to lower CO2 emissions

      To achieve climate goals, financial flows must be redirected from climate-damaging to climate-friendly economic activities. A key approach is divestment, i.e., the systematic sale of…

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    • 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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    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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