After completion of the preparatory work, Minister of Economic Affairs Tarek Al-Wazir held a meeting with high-ranking representatives of the financial sector on the subject of green finance in March 2017. The establishment of a competence centre to promote sustainable finance in Frankfurt was agreed. After a working group had specified the fundamental strategy and structure of the centre, the Cluster was entered into the register of associations in November 2017. Dr Stephan Bredt, Director General Economic Sector, Financial Services, Exchanges, HMWEVW, was elected Chairman of the Management Board.
The Cluster is one of the priority measures of the Integrated Climate Protection Plan, State of Hessen 2025, which is the state government’s central instrument for climate protection and dealing with the consequences of climate change.