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Environmental Social Governance

Investors with

EUR 21 tr

in assets issued a global call for action on climate change[1]

Growth by

6 times

of the renewable energy market since 2004[2]

ESG AuM

grew 61%

from 2012-14, representing 30% of global AuM[3]

Investors with

EUR 52 tr

in assets are signatories to the UN PRI[4]

Our major commitments to responsible investing

As a fiduciary partner, we are fully committed to providing state-of-the-art
ESG solutions and expertise to enable our clients to invest responsibly. Our goal
is to allow them to invest in a way that contributes to a sustainable future.

Physical climate risk

Investors have no place to hide when it comes to the effects of physical climate change. This whitepaper provides some of the tools to more accurately monitor and address the physical effects of extreme weather events on investment portfolios.

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ESG Capabilities

Responsible Investing - Our contribution to a sustainable future

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Sustainability Office

 

The core role of our Sustainability Office is to frame ESG governance for Deutsche Asset Management and to ensure transparency for all stakeholder groups regarding our ESG activities.



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Thematic Research

 

Our dedicated ESG Thematic Research team analyses relevant ESG topics
and publishes reports on the issues and megatrends impacting investment
decisions, such as climate change, renewable energy, water sustainability,
corporate governance and social and labour practices. 



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ESG Engine

 

Our proprietary ESG Engine was developed to structure ESG data across multiple perspectives, offering a unique 360º view of each issuer. The ESG Engine provides a high level of investment flexibility, enabling us to deliver fully customised solutions.



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Corporate Governance

 

As an active shareholder, Deutsche Asset Management has worked for more than two decades to achieve greater alignment of management and shareholder interests. We engage directly with company management on environmental, social and governance issues.



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The gathering forces of ESG investing explored

We showcase how investors could profit and reduce risks from climate change, global real estate, U.S. renewables, the microfinance sector and the relentless march of ESG regulation.

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ESG Report Tobacco

A new perspective on tobacco engagement and divestment. Find out more about our ESG directives and responsible investment.

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Responsible Investment Statement

This document frames Deutsche Asset Management's approach to Responsible Investing. It introduces our philosophy and principles that guide our investments in this area.

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What we do

Support the

ESG

development of sustainable investment products

Collaborate

to develop

market solutions to ESG challenges

Sustainable

Finance

Research

Support ESG

Integration

across all our business divisions

 

ESG Corporate Responsibility Report

Deutsche Bank Corporate Responsibility Report

You can find further information in the Deutsche Bank Corporate Responsibility Report

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ESG in Real Estate

 

Active management


Our real estate investment business focuses on implementing sustainability best practices across its portfolio of €37.7 billion of assets under management[5] of core, core plus and value-add real estate investments across the globe.
The real estate investment business has been integrating sustainability into its day-to-day operations, policy, and strategy for a number of years. Our approach is to preserve and enhance risk-adjusted returns and to strengthen our investment process by reducing risk, improving efficiency, and satisfying tenants. Since approximately 40% of global carbon emissions are attributable to energy consumption in buildings, our efforts focus on finding solutions to environmental challenges while delivering superior risk-adjusted returns to our clients. Our approach to ESG is led by our ESG Council for Direct Real Estate, and regional real estate ESG working groups. Together, they have developed ten ESG objectives, aligned to Deutsche Bank’s six core values. This approach reflects that, in real estate, there are ample opportunities to improve building efficiency and engage with our stakeholders in a manner that supports our clients’ objectives while at the same time, reducing the negative impact that our buildings have on the environment and promoting healthy, productive work environments for our tenants.

Over the past ten years, our ESG initiatives have made a number of achievements including: A 5.6% reduction in energy consumption (2013 to 2014)[6], and a 10.3% reduction in associated carbon emissions, across 136 buildings with comparable year-over-year data office portfolio.

  • A 13% return on cost across 21 ESG projects in the USA to reduce operating costs. Approximately US$1.53 million was invested, and US $219,000 in utility rebates were secured, for total annual savings of just over US $171,000. Over the past three years, we have achieved a 21% return on cost and delivered annual cost savings of US$1.05 million.
  • A growth in certified green label AuM from €4.3 billion at the end of 2014 to €5.2 billion at the end of 2015[5].

Portfolio of

EUR 37.7

bn of AUM[5]


ESG objectives

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Real estate data table

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Related Publications

May 01, 2017 ESG

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This Statement is made by Deutsche Bank AG and its relevant subsidiary undertakings pursuant to Section 54 of Modern Slavery Act 2015, and constitutes Deutsche Bank´s slavery and Human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2016.

Dec 01, 2016 ESG

Corporate Governance & Proxy Voting Policy

We at Deutsche Asset Management Investment GmbH take our fiduciary duty to our client investors very seriously and act in the sole interest of our clients.

Sep 01, 2016 ESG

Statement of compliance with the UK Stewardship Code

Deutsche Asset Management UK strives to establish, maintain and develop genuine partnerships, not only with its clients but with the wider communities and societies in which we live and work. It is our responsibility as an investment manager to publicly disclose relevant policies related to our stewardship responsibilities; this includes our Conflicts of Interest Policy as well as a Proxy Voting Policy. Effective oversight is a key component of our stewardship responsibilities and we ensure that monitoring and disclosure of transactions and voting activities is performed in line with local jurisdiction.

Deutsche Asset Management

UN Green Climate Fund

Deutsche Asset Management led Deutsche Bank‘s effort to become the 1st commercial bank accredited by the UN Green Climate Fund

Dec 01, 2015 Deutsche Asset Management

ESG and financial performance

Aggregated evidence from more than 2000 empirical studies

1. IIGCC

2. Bloomberg New Energy Finance

3. GSIA 2014

4. PRI = principles of responsible investing

5. As of 2014

6. The real estate investment business operates on a schedule which does not permit 2015 data to be finalized. All data reported here is from 2014.

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