1st Sustainability Standards Watchers Conference

Jointly organized by the Leibniz Institute SAFE, the Senckenberg Biodiversity & Climate Research Center, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and the Goethe University Frankfurt.


12 Jul 2022 09:30 AM
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12 Jul 2022 17:15 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research jointly with the Senckenberg Biodiversity & Climate Research Center, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and the Goethe University Frankfurt organize and cordially invite you to attend the 

1st Sustainability Standards Watchers Conference
to be held on 12 July 2022 in a hybrid format: Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt and online
Download the program (pdf)

The conference aims for a critical debate on the newly published sustainability standards released by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The contributions to the conference from academics, industry representatives and policy makers should help to improve the standard-setting process. What is the relationship between the ecological, political, and financial spheres?

The conference is scheduled towards the end of the consultation period for the exposure drafts presented by the ISSB. Leading representatives of the recently established ISSB will participate in the conference. There will be three panels that contribute to a science-based assessment and discussion of sustainability standards, involving researchers from different disciplines, including law, economics, finance, and natural sciences. Finally, the conference will be concluded with a high-level debate with policy makers and the ISSB. The program features a keynote address by finance scholar Robert Stambaugh of Wharton – University of Pennsylvania.

Disclaimer: Participation of the above-listed co‐organizing institutions does not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement of the views and opinions of any other co‐organizer or the ISSB. All views expressed during the Sustainability Standards Watchers Conference annual meeting are strictly those of the moderators, discussants, and other participants.

Please note that a registration is required. You will receive further details on the venue and the link to attend online in the final confirmation one day before the event.