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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 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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