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Sustainable Finance

Your money can do more than you think! In the financial sector, the Austrian Ecolabel certifies ethically oriented projects and companies that generate profits through sustainable investments. Green funds and sustainable financial products add value to you and to the environment.

Increasing number of sustainable financial products UZ49.

200th financial product with Austrian Ecolabel

While it took fourteen years for the first hundred certified funds, the time had now come again after less than three years: the two hundredth financial product was awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. A brief analysis.

Raiffeisenbank Günskirchen

The first banking account with an Austrian Ecolabel

The savings and giro products of the Environmental Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. This means that, for the first time, current and savings accounts and savingsbooks are now also certified with the Ecolabel.

HYPO NÖ Balloon. Copyright by Andreas Riedmann/HYPO Niederösterreich.

HYPO Niederösterreich's green current and savings accounts

Green and sustainable current and savings accounts are very much in vogue - now, for the third time, such banking products have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. At HYPO NOE, the money deposited is used to finance sustainable projects - for example in the field of renewable energies, climate protection measures or building renovation.

Raphael Fink at the Ecolabel Press Day. Copyright by Ecolabel/Christoph Kerschbaum.Copyright by Umweltzeichen/Christoph Kerschbaum.

Green Finance: "A green success story" - Interview with Raphael Fink from the Association for Consumer Information (VKI)

Raphael Fink is in charge of Guideline UZ 49 "Sustainable Financial Products" of the Austrian Ecolabel at the VKI on behalf of the Ministry of Climate Protection (BMK). In this interview he tells us what it is all about and why the label is such a great success.

GoGreen Konto

The first banking account with an Austrian Ecolabel

The savings and giro products of the Environmental Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. This means that, for the first time, current and savings accounts and savingsbooks are now also certified with the Ecolabel.

UniCredit Bank Austria

The first banking account with an Austrian Ecolabel

The savings and giro products of the Environmental Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. This means that, for the first time, current and savings accounts and savingsbooks are now also certified with the Ecolabel.

The first banking account with an Austrian Ecolabel

The savings and giro products of the Environmental Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. This means that, for the first time, current and savings accounts and savingsbooks are now also certified with the Ecolabel.

Geldscheine

Present developments at national and European level

At European level, efforts are being made to harmonise concepts and classification systems and to strengthen the area of sustainable finance.

Green Investment

High demand: sustainable investment certificates

The Austrian National Bank recently (May 2020) published an article. Based on its individual securities deposit statistics and information from certification and information centres in Austria and abroad, the article describes the volume of labelled sustainable investment funds for the years 2018 and 2019.

Green Finance Programme of the Climate and Energy Fund

The Climate and Energy Fund has launched a Green Finance Programme to support and accelerate the redirection of private capital flows towards sustainability.

Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) 2020 won by 4 Austrian Ecolabel companies

We congratulate the winners of the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) 2020. Among them are four companies with the Austrian Ecolabel. We show you who!

Green finance: No longer a mousy!

Green finance is on the rise in Austria and Europe. But the topic is also becoming increasingly important around the world. Challenges such as the climate crisis can only be solved globally.

The Austrian Ecolabel for Green Bonds - a review

Since the issuance of the world's first green bond by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2007, the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015, both the supply and demand for green bonds have been increasing steadily worldwide. But what is "green"?

The Austrian Ecolabel for Sustainable Real Estate Funds - a review

The webinar started with an overview of Sustainable Real Estate Funds and focused in particular on the key characteristics of a sustainable property such as careful use of resources and land, reduction of emissions, best possible functionality and other features.

Copyright by Umweltzeichen.

Sustainable financial management of municipalities for climate protection - a review

Sustainable investment strategies and the use of sustainable financing instruments represent an important contribution to achieving the climate protection goals and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Copyright by JB

Sustainable financial products increasingly well known

Within three years, the awareness of sustainable financial products in Austria has increased significantly - including those that have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel UZ 49.

Wood pile. Copyright by Umweltzeichen_JB

Green money for green investments. The challenges of EU taxonomy for the Austrian Ecolabel

Since 2018, when the European Commission published the EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, a lot has changed in the financial sector.

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