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Frankfurt will become headquarters of the new International Sustainability Standards Board

Deutsches Aktieninstitut welcomes the decision of the IFRS Foundation to locate the International Sustainability Standards Board in Frankfurt. This offers the opportunity to achieve the necessary convergence between international and...

EFRAG Working Paper ‘Climate Standard Prototype’: Too extensive reporting requirements

In our letter to Jean-Paul Gauzès, President of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), we welcome the orientation of the working paper towards existing international frameworks such as the TCFD. On the other hand, we...

Helping the European Green Bond Standard Achieve Global Relevance Companies need legal certainty and more flexibility

Deutsches Aktieninstitut welcomes the proposed voluntary nature for the Regulation on European green bonds (EU GBS) and the intention to ensure its co-existence with existing green bond standards. Furthermore, we support the alignment of...

Consultation of the EU Commission on the extension of the EU taxonomy: Await and evaluate experiences with the implementation of the environmental taxonomy first

The Platform on Sustainable Finance's recommendations to establish a social taxonomy and expand the environmental taxonomy to include environmentally harmful and neutral activities are premature at this point. Companies are currently...

International Sustainability Standards Board to Frankfurt (in German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut and its members support the application of Frankfurt as financial center to host the proposed International Sustainability Standards Board. As one of the leading international financial centers and headquarter of...

Sustainability Reporting - Developing an international framework!

In our comments on the Draft EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, we advocate that sustainability reporting should follow a legally secure, consistent, flexible and proportionate framework. Such a framework must be embedded...

Eliminate ambiguities in the application of the requirements from the EU taxonomy

In our letter addressed to the members of the ECON Committee in the EU Parliament, we stress the legal ambiguities that companies are confronted with in the context of the EU taxonomy, as central terms are not specified. Although the...

New Concept of EU Sustainability Reporting must include the Corporate Perspective (in German)

In our comments on the Draft EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, we advocate for including the corporate perspective into the development of new sustainability reporting obligations. A successful transformation process to a...

Börsen-Zeitung: Finance for Future? – The framework has to be right (in German)

In their guest article, Dr. Christine Bortenlänger, Managing Director of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, and Dr. Michael Völter, Chairman of the Executive Board of Vereinigung Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse, call for the rules of the...

Support offered for work on EU sustainability reporting standard (in German)

In order to enable globally operating companies to efficiently report on sustainability, Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls for the planned EU standard to be aligned with international requirements and standards. The member companies of...

Corporate finance and sustainability. What ESG means in practice for finance managers (in German)

The market for green financing is booming. Many companies are already using esg instruments for their investments in environmentally and climate-friendly technologies.Together with the Stuttgart stock exchange, we asked financial...

Corporate financing in the context of sustainability (in German)

Limit the supply chain to direct suppliers

In our statement on the government draft on corporate due diligence in supply chains, we argue that the law should be manageable for companies and it should be implementable in corporate practice. This is the only way to achieve the...

Reporting obligations of the Taxonomy Regulation - application date has to be changed

In a letter to EU Commissioner McGuiness, we plead for a postponement of the application date of the reporting obligations to the Taxonomy Regulation. According to Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation, companies are required to report on...

Deutsches Aktieninstitut comments on Interim Report of German Sustainable Finance Council (in German)

On the occasion of the consultation of the German Federal Government Sustainable Finance Council’s Interim Report, Deutsches Aktieninstitut has criticized a lack of confidence in market-economical solutions when it comes to the...

EU taxonomy: Ensure practicability (in German)

On the occasion of the trilogue negotiations on the EU taxonomy, Deutsches Aktieninstitut expressed its concerns regarding the design of the taxonomy in a letter to the Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union. Deutsches...

Sustainability and corporate governance: no new regulation (in German)

On the occasion of the consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance held by the EU Commission, Deutsches Aktieninstitut expressed its concerns about the consultation questionnaire and the consultation procedure in a letter to DG...

Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls for a practice-oriented design of the EU taxonomy (in German)

In the framework of the hearing of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag, Deutsches Aktieninstitut commented on Sustainable Finance. The complexity of the planned taxonomy specifications will present companies in the financial...

Deutsches Aktieninstitut participates in consultation on German Sustainability Code (in German)

In the context of the revision of the German Sustainability Code (DNK), Deutsches Aktieninstitut opposes additional reporting and documentation requirements for companies. When defining materiality, flexibility and proportionality should...

ESG from the perspective of institutional investors – what listed companies should know

Institutional investors increasingly integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) into the assessment of business and strategy of portfolio companies. This trend is documented in this survey conducted by Deutsches Aktieninstitut...

Sustainability Becoming Mainstream for Investors

Besides the usual financial criteria, environmental and social topics, as well as corporate governance, are becoming ever more important to institutional investors when valuing companies and making investment decisions. A study released...

Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: Deutsches Aktieninstitut again raises concerns

After the European Parliament’s decision to postpone the joint vote of the ECON and ENVI committees on the EU Commission’s proposal for a sustainable finance taxonomy, Deutsches Aktieninstitut has again hinted the Committee-members at...

Kurvenlage - Semi-Annual Report of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, 2nd Term 2017 (in German)

Focus: Sustainability

No Going beyond the Requirements of the CSR-Directive

The Deutsche Aktieninstitutwelcomes the opportunity to comment the issue finches for the non-binding guidelines on non-financial reporting. The Commission is supposed to present the guidelines in order to facilitate the disclosure of...

German minister Peter Altmaier calls for stable conditions for investors in energy infrastructure (in German)