Sustainability reporting


Modern companies are not only expected to make profits but also to live up to their corporate social responsibility (CSR). In this context, companies should disclose information on ecological and social aspects and their corporate governance (ESG) in addition to financial figures. How can sustainability reporting evolve to benefit both companies and their environment?


Research topics:

  • ESG reporting
  • Sustainability information
  • Emission data
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Transparency guidelines
  • Reporting obligations
  • Materiality


  • 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, 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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