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HSG Impact Awards 2024: Green investments and unequal top incomes

Green finance has fundamentally changed the financial sector. The research project by Prof Dr Ola Mahmoud and Lea Tschan examines the relationship between green investments and income inequality, drawing on data sets from 87 countries from 2004 to 2020.
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The research project shows that green investments influence inequality through innovation and technological change. The social significance of green finance is illustrated in the study using examples from Switzerland. Conclusion: Political decision-makers need to balance green investments with social measures in order to ensure an inclusive and sustainable transition. The research project was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

About the HSG Impact Awards
Every year, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) honours outstanding research with the HSG Impact Award. HSG researchers who make a particularly valuable contribution to society with their projects are honoured.