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Carbon Delta, the multiple award-winning FinTech company from Switzerland, calculates and analyses the risks that climate change is posing to investments. The “Climate Value-at-Risk”, developed by the start-up, allows institutional investors to measure and assess any climate risks in their portfolios. Thanks inter alia to intensive cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, analyses can now be calculated for over 20,000 publicly listed companies. It takes many aspects of climate change into consideration, including new legislation, market dynamics, changes in technology and extreme weather developments.

Real Estate Portfolio Assessment project
In future, real estate investors should also have such analyses at their disposal. Carbon Delta is already carrying out the “Real Estate Portfolio Assessment (REPA)” pilot project, sponsored by Climate-KIC in cooperation with US-based ISS-Ethix Climate Solutions. Around the world, the construction and management of buildings are being subjected to ever stricter limits on CO2 emission. Assessments are also carried out on the exposure of buildings to heavy rainfall, storms, floods and heat.

Start-up idea for the “Real Estate Innovation Contest” at the Expo Real 2018 in Munich
In the “Real Estate Innovation Contest”, the project also made it into the top five ideas in the “Invest” category. Oliver Marchand, CEO of Carbon Delta, hopes “that the jury will recognise the significance of climate change and appreciate our cooperation with Berlin Hyp”. The pitch and award ceremony for the winner will take place on 8 October 2018 at Expo Real in Munich.

Berlin Hyp is the first German institute to participate in the project
Matthias Arnheiter, Head of Corporate Strategy at Berlin Hyp, is delighted with Carbon Delta’s offer to jointly lay the foundations in assessing climate risks in the real estate sector in the “Real Estate Portfolio Assessment” project. The contact between Carbon Delta and Berlin Hyp was established via the Real Estate Innovation Network (REIN). Sascha Klaus,
Chairman of the Board of Management of Berlin Hyp on Berlin Hyp’s commitment: “The permanent change in the market environment is, above all, an opportunity for us to improve. The cooperation with Carbon Delta fits very well to our climate protection strategy in supporting our customers in all challenges posed by changing market conditions”.

Press contact Carbon Delta: Roman Kübler, +41 44 552 77 64,
Press contact Berlin Hip: Nicole Hanke, +49 30 2599 9123,

Carbon Delta, an award-winning Swiss fintech, calculates and analyzes the risks and opportunities that climate change poses for investment portfolios. With their newly developed financial metric, called “Climate Value-at-Risk”, institutional investors can measure and assess climate impacts within portfolios. To carry out complex calculations on over 20,000 listed companies, Carbon Delta cooperates with the renowned Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and ETH Zurich. The startup has been supported by the EU initiative Climate-KIC and won their “Best European climate startup” award in 2016.

Berlin Hyp specialises in large-volume real estate finance for professional investors and housing societies, for whom the Bank develops individual financing solutions. As an enterprise forming a Group together with the German savings banks, it also makes an extensive spectrum of products and services available to these institutions. Berlin Hyp is not only at the forefront as the issuer of the first Green Pfandbrief; the bank also supports the financing of sustainable real estate. Berlin Hyp’s clear focus, 150 years of experience and the ability to actively shape the digital transformation in the real estate sector with an eye to the future characterise the Bank as a leading German real estate and Pfandbrief bank.

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