Sustainability is the talk of the town. Sustainability is the prerequisite for a future worth living, especially when dealing with the farewell to fossil fuels and the dissemination of renewable energy. Finally, sustainability is not for free. Frankfurt School researches, develops and implements projects with the framework of financing sustainability.
Part of it is the extension of sustainable power generation, a gigantic project and part of a global structural transformation, eventually leading to a climate friendly, low emission and altogether sustainable economy. The question is not, whether the energy transition is going to happen. Much rather it is about the “how“ and “how quickly“ the transition to an almost carbon-free economy will be implemented. Changes in the power generating and distribution infrastructure need investments in new technologies. The structure of energy markets will evolve, in order to empower the integration and finally the dominance of renewable energy in the power mix. Nonetheless, this sector will remain strongly regulated.
Changes like these challenge investors and power suppliers, but also lawmakers. Pushing forward the financing of renewable energy calls for an understanding of rules, market structures and technologies as well as their impact on the investors perspective. How do midterm and longterm returns change? What are the associated risks? What will be the regulatory influence on investment incentives? Frankfurt School faces the numerous challenges in the growing field of sustainable finance in all sectors: In Academic Programmes, Executive Education, in Research and in many consulting projects worldwide.