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The FNG label was launched by a professional association for sustainable investments in the German-speaking region, Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V., in 2015. The external and independent sustainability certification must be renewed annually.
In a first step, the label uses minimum requirements such as eligibility and exclusion criteria. In a second step, they conduct a qualitative analysis and thus rank funds differently by awarding different label levels.
The methodology is clearly explained. This is based on a minimum standard and a tier model based on institutional credibility, product standards and portfolio focus. As a result, the funds are rated with up to three stars.
The professional association Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V. is a non-profit organization. The organization awarding the FNG label is QNG mbH as a subsidiary of FNG e.V..
The testing and evaluation work is carried out separately and independently by the University of Hamburg. The award process is reviewed by an external committee consisting of representatives of consumers, civil society, science, the church and NGOs from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Funds are evaluated with the FNG label. In 2022, over 1340 funds were awarded with the label. Click on the button to go to the FNG website and discover the financial products awarded with the label.
Source: FNG e.V.