Making the future sustainable

We are aware of our responsibilities as Germany’s market leader for sustainable investments. As well as the comprehensive integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects into our investment process, we want to play a role in making our future sustainable by steadily stepping up our engagement activities and collaborative work.

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ESG analyst Dijana Bogdanovic on the relevance of extreme weather events to investment.

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Senior portfolio manager Dr. Thomas Deser on the consequences of climate change on the risk profiles of assets and companies.

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ESG analyst Jennifer Paffen on the challenges of climate change for investors and asset managers.

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Our Head of Sustainability in portfolio management, Dr. Henrik Pontzen, on the positive impact of investments to combat climate change.

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Investment process

Investment process

Sustainable investment solutions for more than 20 years

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Engagement

Engagement

Getting involved as an active shareholder

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Topics for sustainable investment

Topics for sustainable investment

Fascinating sustainability topics with relevance to investment

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Initiatives and memberships of organisations

Initiatives and memberships of organisations

How we promote the acceptance and implementation of sustainability principles within the investment industry

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engage! 2019 - top topics:


#1 Climate - CO2-risks in the portfolio are measureable

#2 Plastic waste - A problem for oceans and mankind

#3 Opioids - Addiction risk is an engagement issue

#4 Nuclear weapons - Exclusion is the best defence

 

 

Investing in an age of extreme weather events

Investing in an age of extreme weather events

Climate change is having a disruptive impact on our world – and therefore also on business models. For asset managers like ourselves, this means that climate factors must be firmly embedded into all investment processes. Our report on investing in an age of extreme weather events illustrates how we are integrating aspects of sustainability into our investment processes.

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Sustainable assets

Sustainable Assets

Our sustainable assets under management stood at €45.5 billion as at March 31, 2019. This means that our volume of sustainable investments has increased more than fivefold since 2014. Of this total, €41.9 billion is attributable to our institutional clients. We are delighted by this encouraging long-term trend.

SDGs

SDGs

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) set 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.