Open markets and sustainable economic activity – public interest objectives as a challenge for competition law practice

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The sustainable use of resources is one of the major issues of our time. Governments endorse sustainable development goals. There are indications of an increased awareness about sustainability issues among consumers. For businesses sustainability issues can also be important in view of the capital market. Stock market indices have been established which place specific sustainability requirements on the listed companies. The European Central Bank announced its support for the European Commission’s work to develop a sustainable finance strategy.