Position Papers

With our position papers we engage in political debates and expert discussions regarding capital market issues - representing the interests of our members. Each year, numerous and detailed positions cover the various areas of our work: the primary market, the secondary market, the governance of listed companies and the economic education.

Below you will find our position papers which focus on European legislation - mostly in English and partially in German language. All our positions including papers with focus on national topics you will find on our German website.

Deutsches Aktieninstitut has responded to a consultation of the EU Commission on "Sustainable Corporate Governance". In its responses, it addresses the proposals for the introduction of a regulation concerning supply chains and points out the need to make the requirements for companies practicable and proportionate. The latter also refers to the liability rules in case of violations. In addition, it rejects changes in company law, like the duty of care of directors, for example, to balance the interests of all stakeholders of the company in entrepreneurial decisions and a direct right of action of stakeholders against director" to enforce such duty of care.