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Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. (Bitkom)


The Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. is the German digital association. Founded in 1999, it currently represents more than 2,600 companies of the digital economy. Among its members are more than 1,000 SMEs, over 500 start-ups and virtually all global players. The association is committed to promoting digitisation of businesses, society as a whole, and administrative bodies. 

Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI)


Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI) is the association of German exchange-listed stock corporations and other companies and institutions with an interest in the capital market. Its goal is to strengthen Germany’s position as a centre for financial services and the improvement of conditions in regard to international competition. In addition, DAI aims at promoting equities as a form of investment.

DIRK - Deutscher Investor Relations Verband e.V.


DIRK – Deutscher Investor Relations Verband e.V. is the German professional investor relations association. It represents publicly traded companies, setting quality standards for financial communication and offering education and training opportunities in collaboration with science and research institutions.

Econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business


Econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations from the German business world. The initiative focuses on corporate responsibility and the development of ideas for a sustainable economy. The goal is to integrate topics of sustainability in companies’ business activities.



Eurofi is a not-for-profit organisation providing a platform for exchanges between the financial services industry and the public authorities addressing issues related to the evolution of financial regulation and supervision and the economic and monetary context impacting the inner-european financial area.

Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)


The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents 35 exchange organisations. The strengthening of competition as well as the raising of public awareness regarding the relevance of trading centres are the goals of this interest group.

Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.


Frankfurt Main Finance aims at strengthening Frankfurt as a financial centre in global competition. The organisation’s objective is to develop a competence network between the trading centre Frankfurt and its international partners.

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)


The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), located in Madrid, is an international organisation of exchange supervisory authorities. It develops and implements internationally recognised standards for securities regulation. Approximately 130 securities regulators and 90 other securities markets participants are among the members of IOSCO.

Linux Foundation    


The Linux Foundation supports the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Deutsche Börse is a member of Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project supporting the development of enterprise-grade, cross-industry open platforms for distributed ledgers.


gemeinnützige AG


Under the auspices of the principle shareholders Bertelsmann Stiftung and Deutsche Börse AG (since 2018 non-profit-making shareholder), the non-profit corporation PHINEO launched its operations in May 2010. The analysis and consulting firm is exceptional in its cross-sector group of partners which comprises renowned business representatives (KPMG and PwC, amongst others) as well as important stakeholders from civil society (such as Stifterverband). In addition, the innovative approach creates structures to sustainably strengthen the non-profit commitment through transparency and professionalism.

PHINEO successively examines socially relevant topics (such as child poverty and climate protection) regarding civil society’s role and aid approaches as well as the locally operating non-profit organisations within the framework of a multilevel (cost- and risk-free) due diligence in terms of their strengths and weaknesses.  

Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE)


The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.

UN Global Compact


The UN Global Compact is an initiative for companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It is the broadest and most important network for corporate social responsibility issues.

Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (VfU)


The Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (Society for environmental management and sustainaility in financial institutes, VfU,) is a network of financial service providers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The society and its members have been working on the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions for financial service providers with the objective of increasing the contribution of the financial industry towards a sustainable development.

World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)


The World Federation of Exchanges is an international organisation of stock and derivatives exchanges. It offers members guidance in their business strategies, and in the improvement and harmonisation of their management practices. Among other activities, it posts market statistics and business news, sponsors research and promotes standards for securities business conduct.