Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta
Interview with Prof. Bassen: A European Perspective on Sustainable Finance
2. November 2021
In the ESDN Spotlight video series, the ESDN features informative videos on important topics in sustainable development. The videos cover a wide range of stakeholders who are active in sustainable development, such as academia, NGOs, the businesses sector, research and youth.
This Spotlight interview examines the rise of sustainable finance and its impact on the 2030 Agenda. Regulations and public funds are drivers of sustainable finance, and the European Union has put forward many ideas to stimulate sustainable investing.
However, not only governments have to invest into sustainable development, but also private investors. “There is not a lack of money, but a lack of understanding how to invest sustainably”, says Alexander Bassen. The EU Taxonomy and ESG ratings play a significant role in enhancing sustainable investment.
You can watch the whole ESDN Spotlight video series here.