Erik Mundinger, Sustainability Officer of UmweltBank AG
Markus Schmidt, Head of Treasury & Sustainability
What does Sustainable Finance mean to you?
Erik Mundinger: For me, Sustainable Finance is an essential part of the movement that wants to overcome one of the biggest challenges of the coming years: namely, to stop climate change. As part of this orientation, I have the opportunity to initiate and accompany change processes.
Markus Schmidt: If I look at Sustainable Finance from a meta perspective, a small plant has grown steadily here over the years. A few years ago, sustainability was still a marginal phenomenon in the financial sector, but now it is becoming a basic requirement. I am very pleased that sustainable finance has developed a significant relevance both socially and from a regulatory perspective. Because for me personally, sustainability has always been a matter of course over the last twenty years – underlying every financial activity.