Sustainability in the financial sector

"Sustainable finance" refers in particular to forms of financial services in which financial intermediaries integrate sustainability factors (ESG criteria: environmental, social, and governance) into their business or investment decisions. The goal is to achieve sustainable benefits for the client, the environment, and society. Sustainable finance is the contribution of financial markets to transforming social, environmental, and economic factors for the good of the planet and its people. Environmental and climate risks currently form the largest part of these interconnected topics.