What do you see as the key to the successful development of the Sustainable Finance movement?
Karsten Löffler: In my opinion, two things are crucial. One is a broader understanding of risk, which includes both an internal and external perspective. Secondly, clarity about the impact that financial market activities have on the economy and society and how they contribute to their transformation. Without regulatory guard rails, it will not be possible to ensure a level playing field for all financial market participants. First and foremost, this means transparency about the risks and effects along the entire value chain, based on solid and standardized data.
Kristina Jeromin: Cooperation is essential on the road to a sustainable financial system. The financial sector plays an important cross-divisional role in building sustainable social structures. An open exchange with politics, the real economy, civil society and science is essential here.