The ESG Letter on Environmental, Social and Governance issues How can we make our energy consumption more sustainable and what resources will we use for this in the future? These are the questions addressed in our ESG Letter "The Energy of the Future".
The Energy of the Future – OMV’s role and transformation
OMV is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies and a globally active energy and chemicals group. In this guest article, Florian Greger, Senior Vice President Investor Relations & Sustainability, explains the Group’s transformation strategy.
New Power – Green Hydrogen
Technological advantages and cost reductions have dramatically changed the environment for green hydrogen production. Our fund managers Clemens Klein and Alexander Weiss report on their journey to an exciting company in this industry.
Energy of the Future
There is no perfect solution to solve our energy problems in the long term, explains Walter Hatak, Head of Responsible Investments. But instead of burying our heads in the sand, we should be able to choose the best possible alternative, take the future into account in our planning, and learn from past mistakes.
REPower EU – what’s behind it?
2022 was a game changer in energy policy. The European Union presented RePower EU, an ambitious programme for independence from fossil energy from Russia and for accelerating the energy transition. Fund manager Alexander Weiss explains in his blog post what goals the programme is pursuing and what has happened so far.
Inflation Reduction Act: what’s next?
The Inflation Reduction Act is designed to get the US back on track in terms of climate protection. What will the law achieve and who could benefit from it? Senior Research Analyst Stefanie Schock addresses these questions in her article.
ERSTE GREEN INVEST – with a tailwind towards energy transition
With the energy transition and the necessary ecologisation of the economy, “green technologies” are likely to remain one of the megatrends of the coming years. The ERSTE GREEN INVEST impact fund invests in precisely those companies whose business models could benefit from this megatrend.
Hydrogen – a colour theory
Hydrogen has great potential as a carbon-free fuel, electricity storage or energy carrier and could play an important role in the energy transition. But not all hydrogen is the same, as Senior ESG Researcher Alexander Osojnik explains. There are certain differences depending on how it is produced, which makes the topic of hydrogen almost a color theory.
Getting out of crisis mode
The use of energy has driven human development. However, the unchecked burning of fossil fuels produces massive amounts of CO2, which has disastrous consequences for the climate and the environment. More efficient energy use and more nature-friendly, renewable energies are therefore needed.