Good reads – our curated news review of the month October 2021

Nov 1, 2021

The world of finance is becoming more sustainable and younger. More and more young investors are flocking to the market. Also in focus this month: how can modern cohesion policy meet the challenges of climate change and what role does crowdfunding play for established businesses?

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Sustainable investments have long since become a megatrend and the returns achieved with them speak for themselves. Studies also show that consistent sustainability in one's own portfolio pays off. In the future, differentiation and the definition of sustainable investments will continue to gain in importance. (article in German)

Crowdfunding is no longer just an alternative means of financing for start-ups without sufficient seed capital – established companies such as Sony, Lego or Canon are now also increasingly launching product-related crowdfunding campaigns. This can generate added value in marketing, finance and sales. (article in German)

Many of Europe's poorer regions are already suffering greatly from climate change, but at the same time they are reluctant to spend heavily on the transition to a sustainable and emission-free economy. The European Investment Bank is therefore backing a cohesion course that includes ambitious climate targets. (article in German)

The Flossbach von Storch Research Institute has published a study on the young generation of German shareholders – with astonishing results: In the 14 to 29 age group, the increase in new investors was 67 percent. This can be attributed primarily to digital solutions: The stock market is available quickly and at any time via smartphone. The question remains exciting whether and how this trend will continue. (article in German)

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