Jun 02, 2021 Press

DWS Concept ESG Blue Economy: equity fund focuses on ocean protection

  • The aim of the fund is to support the "Blue Economy" and to have a positive effect on the sustainable actions of companies
  • The focus is on companies related to coastal and marine ecosystems
  • Partnership: DWS relies on WWF's expertise in marine protection
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With the DWS Concept ESG Blue Economy, DWS is expanding its thematic ESG product range with a new globally investing equity fund. The aim of the fund, managed by Paul Buchwitz, is to support the "Blue Economy" and to have a positive impact on the sustainable actions of companies. The focus is therefore primarily on shares of companies related to coastal and marine ecosystems.

The following figures make clear how much potential there is in the blue economy: "The blue economy is expected to grow twice as fast as the established economy by 2030," says Paul Buchwitz with a view to the Oceans Day on 8 June 2021. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) puts the global value of ocean-related assets at around 24 trillion dollars. And the annual "gross ocean product" of the oceans, at 2.5 trillion dollars, is so large that it would rank the Blue Economy eighth among the world's largest economies. Due to the enormous importance of the oceans, not only as an economic resource, but also for the preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), together with the WWF, has defined criteria for five ocean-related sectors, which the DWS Concept ESG Blue Economy has integrated into the investment process.

For further information please contact:

Sabina Diaz Duque
Tel. +49 (0)69 / 910 14177

Kathrin Mahr
Tel. +49 (0)69 / 910 13388


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