What do you see as the key to the successful further development of the sustainable finance movement?
Helbing: We believe that the key to a successful design lies in the conviction that responsible investing can only be developed and driven forward together. We do this together with a wide range of stakeholders, not least within the framework of the Cluster.
Justen: Basically, the concept of responsible or sustainable investment is still comparatively new. However, it has gained in importance in recent decades. Nevertheless, the responsible investment approach still has a long way to go before it becomes mainstream.
For the responsible investment agenda, we need more extensive support from the public sector. This includes investment in education, training, research and appropriate tools.
Helbing: Another crucial factor is the availability of data, which is still expandable even for listed companies. This also helps in the implementation of regulation, where effectiveness and comprehensibility are the keys to success.