Green Investments: Challenges and Opportunities
The commitment to climate neutrality in 2050 also marks a paradigm shift in German and European climate policy. We now know that we need direct electrification as well as climate-neutral hydrogen and synthetic fuels - and we need them on ambitious timelines. We are at the beginning of a comprehensive transformation of industry. New value chains will emerge, for example to produce green hydrogen, transport it and use it in various applications in industry or mobility. In the long term, we will import renewable instead of fossil energy sources. Global trade in climate-neutral energy sources and products will lead to a shift in value chains and countries in which renewable electricity is particularly cheap and available for many hours a year will have comparative advantages. Regions with a high level of technological competence - such as Germany and Europe - will be able to benefit from the transformation by supplying key components for building the new value chains all over the world: for example, electrolysers, logistics solutions, vehicles and fuel cells.
The EU and Germany have put political initiatives on the table, including the Green Deal, the climate package and the hydrogen strategies, in order to achieve climate neutrality in 2050 while simultaneously taking a large slice of the pie in the upcoming reorganisation of global value creation. The success of these efforts now depends crucially on their implementation. The EU Commission expects an investment requirement of 2.6 trillion euros by 2030. This must essentially involve the mobilisation of private capital for the transformation. Public funds can provide targeted support, for example by promoting the expansion of infrastructure, research and investment in the training of tomorrow's skilled workers. However, the key role will be played by the framework conditions that shape the investment environment for companies along the value chains.
Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm
Holder of the Chair of Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Member of the Sachverständigenrats zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung ...more
Integration of ESG risks into the investment and risk process for alternative investments
- Regulatory requirements: status quo
- Alternative investments & data availability - where do we stand?
- Practical approaches: Pre-Investment & Post-Investment
Wiebke Merbeth, Head of Sustainability, BayernInvest KVG mbH
Mission possible – Investments in Alternative Assets
- Standardisation of investments in alternatives internationally
- Management of the investment life cycle
- Transaction control
Dr. Sofia Harrschar, Member of the Management Boards und Executive Director, Universal-Investment
12:50 - 13:10 Live-Q&A Session with pre-registered participants
"ESG - From Awareness to Success"
- What are the lessons learned by institutional investors after the implementation of ESG investments (transparency report etc.)?
- How can existing ESG frameworks become more consistent and indicators be standardised?
- What significance does Green & Sustainable Finance have for the German financial market?
- Where does the further development of SDGs lead?
Kristina Jeromin, Managing Director of the Green & Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany
Maria Löwenbrück, Member of the Board, LuxFLAG
Tycho Sneyers, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners, Board Member of UN PRI
Jana Desirée Wunderlich, Leitung Kapitalanlagen, Hannoversche Kassen
Moderator: Frank Dornseifer, Managing Director, BAI e.V.