As a society and economy, you are currently making decisions of systemic proportions. You reduce the load on your ecological systems and successfully limit global warming or climate change and ecosystem degradation will irreversibly change society. In each of these two worlds, business models and technologies are facing fundamental change and so is the value development in investment.
Financial sector: factor for sustainable economy
The financial sector is one of the key factors for the success of the necessary broad transition to a sustainable economy. How private capital contributes to this development and ultimately enables it, plays an important role in the success of sustainable economic activity. The financial sector, through its role as a distributor of capital, is in a unique position to make the necessary transition to a carbon neutral and green economy mainstream. It can incentivize and more easily and cheaply capitalize companies that are positioning themselves for future success. They do this by managing their climate risks and environmental influences strategically, purposefully and systematically manage and reduce.
Funding and investing in a sustainable economy ultimately brings financial and multiple societal benefits. This is the starting point of your work in the field of sustainable finance for a fully sustainable financial system.
Align capital flows sustainably
The financial sector is an elementary part of the solution. To achieve international climate goals and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, investments of two to three trillion dollars per year are required worldwide. However, investments in sustainable business practices are still negligible compared to capital flows that are directed, for example, into fossil energies or high-risk sectors from a sustainability perspective.
The funds required for the transformation must be financed largely from private capital. In doing so, it must be possible to divert the capital through an appropriate management of funds. The goal of every business is to fully leverage the positive impact of the financial sector.
The structurally necessary change in society, the real economy and the financial economy offers not only risks but also enormous opportunities for the financial economy. A structured, systematic and sufficiently forward-looking consideration of these changes in investment. Financing decisions allows risks to be controlled more comprehensively and better, and opportunities to be exploited.
A sustainable financial system understood in this way is future-proof and resilient. It accelerates sustainable change by promoting climate-neutral technologies and business models that are in line with the carrying capacity of the planet.