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The Sustainable Finance Research Platform aims to support a successful sustainability transformation.

How can financing conditions be created that foster investments in sustainability and promote a long-term restructuring of capital flows? What are the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and the transition it requires? What is relevant sustainability information and how can we make it so that players in the financial and real economy benefit from communicating this information transparently?

Current topics

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Mit der Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will die Europäische Union einheitliche Standards für Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung etablieren.

  • 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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