In his PhD Matthias explores how financial market actors govern their relationships with the environment, focusing on the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). His research aims at understanding and explaining how the TCFD emerged, how the decision-making and knowledge production process leading to the final recommendations unfolded, and how these recommendations are being distributed, institutionalised and marketised within financial markets.
Before joining LSE in 2017 Matthias was a Fulbright student at the School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston, where he also worked as a research assistant. Previously, he was a research assistant at the University of Bremen, the European Institute for Public Participation in Bremen, the LMU Munich and the Institute for Contemporary History Munich. He received a BA in Political Science and History from LMU Munich and an MA in International Relations from the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University Bremen.
- Transnational environmental governance
- Political economy of the environment
- Sociology of finance
- Sustainable finance
Policy - 2020
This is a response to the Bank of England's discussion paper, 'The 2021 biennial exploratory scenario on the financial risks from climate change'. The response has been prepared by authors from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, and the University of Edinburgh Business School. Read more
Policy - 2019
This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the 'new normal' and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. Read more
News - 2021
The concept of double materiality brings environmental impacts into the focus of standard-setting in accounting. Different reasons for adopting this concept might lead to widely varying interpretations, as Matthias Täger explains. Read more
News - 2019
As recognition grows rapidly among central banks of the need for routine consideration of climate change risks, robust research is required to guide and underpin their actions. Nick Robins and Matthias Täger introduce a new global research network designed to build these foundations. Read more