Ingo Speich

Deka Investment GmbH

We are facing environmental and social challenges on an unprecedented scale. Yet many business leaders still underestimate the magnitude of the changes. As a result, business models are under threat and the risk of stranded assets is growing. Thanks to the speed at which they can react, capital markets are taking on a steering function and changing expectations regarding risk and returns. Capital flows are being redirected and valuation levels structurally adjusted for the long term. Financial markets are becoming the drivers of the transformation. Sustainable finance acts as a catalyst for a more sustainable and future-proof economy. Against this background, it is important to engage with and focus on relevant aspects of sustainability. The SFC is providing impetus to speed up the transformation towards sustainable economic activities. The implementation process is a challenge that all companies face. Sustainable finance means being fit for the future.

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