Our first event "Think RE Expert Talk"

December 10, 2021

On December 6th, 2021, we organized our very first event called “Think RE Expertentalk” and are very happy about the conversations that came to place.

Thank you very much to all participating speakers for the exciting discussion.

  • Dr. Gabriele Haas and Dr. Clemens Maschke, both partner at Dentons in Deutschland
  • Falk Zeuner, Managing Director at TerraWatt SAS
  • Kevin Naumann, partner at KPMG Deutschland
  • Daniel Hamann, Sustainability Finance Advisor at UniCredit
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Horsch from the TU Freiberg

The expert talk took place online, in German. We talked about the EU taxonomy, corporate sustainability and future access to capital markets. We were to discuss the EU Taxonomy, in the context of which companies will have to report "taxonomy-aligned" activities to investors in the future. The Fit-for-55-package of the EU Commission puts into focus renewable energies and hydrogen. In this context, sustainability reporting plays a crucial role.

In our expert talk, the result was that we still have a lack of sustainability-related data. We also came to acknowledge that investors already base their investment decision on sustainability KPI’s and some instruments are already available in the banking sector (sustainability linked loan, green bond). Finally, we discussed that the EU taxonomy regulation is still very young and partly incomplete therefore leading to increased information needs.

Watch a cutout of our interesting talk here