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Jun 1, 2021
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Sustainability in financial investments is in high season, as the first two reports in our May news show. In addition, Germany is once again the European champion. But (unfortunately) not in soccer...

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Interest in sustainable investment is also a generational issue: people under 30 are much more interested in the topic of "saving, provisioning and investing" than older people: 9 out of 10 "under 30s" consider the topic important. Among older people, the proportion is 69 percent. This is also followed by action: The proportion of those who have sustainable investments is twice as high among the under-30s as among the over-30s. (article in German)

Bundesfinanzministerium: "German Sustainable Finance Strategy"

The German government wants to develop Germany into a leading location for sustainable finance. To this end, the first German strategy for sustainable finance has been adopted. It aims to mobilize urgently needed investments for climate protection and sustainability and represents a new course in the financial system, making climate protection and sustainability the central theme. (article in German)

It wasn't just social contacts that were in a state of austerity last year. Private finances were also cut back, and this was the case throughout Europe.  On average, every European put aside 3,121 euros last year. Germany is well above this figure and is once again the European champion: here, the figure was 4,671 euros. That was almost a third more than a year earlier and more than ever before. (article in German)

It's never too late to start planning for retirement. And above all, it's worth taking the issue into your own hands - especially for women, because they still tend to be more at risk of old-age poverty than men. Crowdfunding can be an important building block in this regard. More and more women are realizing this. (article in German)

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