The Sustainable Finance Research Platform is a network of five German research institutions. 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.
The researchers involved answer social, political, and business-related questions, provide established and new research findings, and participate in political and public debate. They also want to establish sustainable finance as a topic in the German research landscape and secure connections with international institutes and processes.
Further information on current publications, events and other activities of the Sustainable Finance Research Platform can be found on the project's website. The you can also suscribe to the project's newsletter (in German).
Prior to the current project stage, there has been a project pilot stage funded by Stiftung Mercator and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation,Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection (BMUV).
DIW Berlin is one of five equal partner institutions of the Sustainable Finance Research Platform. In addition, the project team at DIW Berlin is responsible for project coordination and communications in the current project phase (see contact).
DIW research within the project focuses on the interface between the financial and real economy, in particular on instruments of forward-looking sustainability reporting and the assessment of transitory sustainability risks.