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Welcome to our Sustainability Knowledge Center! You can find all recent information and  publications related to Sustainable Finance here.

What is Sustainable Finance?

‘Sustainable finance’ generally refers to the process of taking due account of environmental and social considerations when making investment decisions, leading to increased investment in longer-term and sustainable activities. (Source: European Commission)

Impact investing vs ESG investing?

There are various definitions of impact investing – most of the time understood as “investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return”. These investments could be typically made in any of the 17 sustainable development goals (water, food security, health and well-being, education, financial inclusion, future mobility, circular economy, energy transition, and impact enablers).

This is different from ESG, which focuses on integrating Environmental, Social and Governance factors into the investment process in order to make informed decisions. “ESG investing” is therefore investing in companies with good ESG practices. 

Impact investing focuses on a company’s activity or services whereas ESG focuses more on how a company operates. 

  • Impact investing

    is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. This is taking place all over the world, and across all asset classes. (Source: The GIIN)

  • ESG

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.

  • Climate finance

    refers to local, national or transnational financing—drawn from public, private and alternative sources of financing—that seeks to support mitigation and adaptation actions that will address climate change. (Source: United Nations Climate Change)

Videos

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LuxFLAG and its labels in a nutshell
LuxFLAG and its labels in a nutshell
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ESG Data Life Cycle from Companies to Asset Managers
ESG Data Life Cycle from Companies to Asset Managers
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SFDR in the spotlight - hosted by GSK Stockmann
SFDR in the spotlight - hosted by GSK Stockmann
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SFDR in the spotlight - hosted by Linklaters
SFDR in the spotlight - hosted by Linklaters
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SFDR in the spotlight - hosted by Arendt & Medernach
SFDR in the spotlight - hosted by Arendt & Medernach

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