The goal of this study by AK is to describe the status quo with sustainable financial products. In this context, the following aspects are analyzed:


  • Legal framework, laws
  • Factors on the supply side (banks, investment companies, rating agencies)
  • Factors on the demand side (consumers)


The point of this study is not to provide a detailed evaluation of individual investment funds touted as sustainable (“Is this fund really sustainable?”) or of other sustainability products (eg, sustainable savings deposits). Instead, the object is to cast a critical look at the status quo in the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. The phenomenon of sustainability labels is also discussed.