Sustainable finance, ESG and the EU taxonomy

Evaluating sustainable activities in the business and investment environment

Sustainable finance, ESG and the EU taxonomy are currently prominent in the media. But what are they all about? ESG and the EU taxonomy play a crucial role in the modern business and investment environment.

ESG stands for “Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance” (German: Umwelt, Soziales und Unternehmensführung). It refers to various criteria and framework conditions that take account of environmental, sustainability and social issues within companies.

In turn, the EU taxonomy is a framework that helps to identify environmentally sustainable economic activities. The EU Taxonomy promotes transparency regarding financially sustainable products by providing criteria for environmentally friendly investments. Investors can use these criteria and framework conditions to make informed decisions and channel their capital into projects that meet environmental objectives.

For this reason, ESG and the EU taxonomy are important tools that help to promote a more sustainable, responsible economy and sustainable investments - Sustainable Finance. Sustainable finance therefore means that sustainability factors are taken into account in investment and financial decision-making processes.

Our services in the area of Sustainable Finance

Are you currently working on topics relating to ESG, the EU taxonomy and sustainable finance and need assistance? Our experts in the Department of Life Cycle Engineering have decades of experience in sustainability management and are happy to offer assistance with their research services in the following areas:

  • Compliance with regulatory requirements, e.g. in the context of the EU taxonomy concerning climate protection
  • Verifying conformity with the EU taxonomy
  • Providing evidence for requirements governing life cycle assessment reports

We would be delighted to discuss the topics of ESG, the EU taxonomy and sustainable finance with you. Get in touch with us!


Sustainability and ESG

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Life cycle assessment

Life cycle assessments systematically analyze the environmental impact of product systems throughout their life cycle.


Life cycle engineering

Life cycle engineering enables the impact of products, processes and services to be comprehensively analyzed over their life cycle.