Sustainable investments


Confronted with ongoing climate change, states, companies, and investors are under pressure to invest in structural transformation. Sustainability criteria should already be considered in the investment process. How can capital flows be aligned with the necessary economic restructuring?


Research topics:

  • Sustainable financial products
  • Green bonds
  • Sustainability labels
  • Impact investing
  • Impact measurement
  • Divestment
  • Shareholder engagement and stewardship
  • Sustainable financial market policy
  • Investment incentives
  • International climate finance


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

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    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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