The Deutsche Börse Group has sustainability principles.
Organising capital markets characterised by transparency, safety and integrity is not only the public-service mission and core business of Deutsche Börse Group, but it is also its most important value contribution to society. We assume responsibility for the markets we organise, our employees, the environment and society.
Companies are responsible – not just for their business, but also for their social environment. Deutsche Börse Group takes this responsibility very seriously and puts it into practice in its company-wide sustainability management. We see this commitment as an ongoing obligation to our employees, customers and investors, society and the environment to ensure that our company remains competitive in the long term, taking all our relevant stakeholder groups into account.
In April 2018, Deutsche Börse Group’s initiative “Accelerating Sustainable Finance” and the Hesse Ministry of Economics’ “Green Finance Cluster” merged to form the “Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany e. V.” (GSFCG).
The goal of this new Cluster is to enhance the expertise on sustainable finance in the market, put that expertise to efficient use, and identify (as well as take) specific action to make national and international financial markets structures fit for the future.
The Cluster has defined four fields of action: sustainable finance – status quo and innovation; data and digitalisation; metrics and standards; dialogue and knowledge development.
It coordinates the activities of the participating institutions within these fields of action and brings them together with policymakers, regulators, civil society and academia.
At a European level, the Cluster is a member of the technical expert group on sustainable finance and thus actively involved in the European Commission’s Action Plan on sustainable finance, whose implementation the Cluster supports.