27.05.2020 • 13:30 - 15:00 • Symposien

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Is biotech green enough for green investment?

Sustainable investments with funds are on a growth course. For example, the EIB is phasing out the funding of infrastructure and facilities for fossil fuels. However, there is no uniform definition or universal standard for ethical-ecological – or “sustainable” “green” or “climate-friendly” – investments. The most important features in the search for a sustainability fund are e.g. exclusion criteria for manufacturers of military equipment and genetically modified plants. Biotechnology in general can make a significant contribution to achieving the sustainability goals of the United Nations, but is not considered sustainable for investment purposes. When is biotech green enough for green investment?

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