In the latest Annual PRI Assessment for the reporting year 2020, DWS reached 4 stars in 7 modules and 5 stars in 8 modules (0 to 5/ higher scores better) of all 15 PRI assessment modules relevant for DWS Group. The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are an important standard for DWS and guide our ESG investment process. Principle 6 commits us to providing transparency and to reporting on our activities and progress towards implementing the principles. DWS was among the early signatories in 2008.


“In line with the PRI's requirements, DWS has continuously developed and refined its ESG strategy, processes and products. These have and will further change over time as new standards and regulatory requirements evolve.” says Petra Pflaum, Chief Investment Officer for Responsible Investments at DWS.


The PRI Assessment Report 2021 relates to the calendar year 2020. It thus represents DWS Group activities in 2020 as reported to PRI in May 2021. The PRI has completely changed their assessment methodology starting with the 2021 assessment which means that results cannot be compared to prior reports. This change has also led to PRI not asking for a submission for the calendar year 2021. DWS Group publishes the 2021 PRI Assessment Report compliant with the PRI Publication Guidelines.


Please find the PRI Assessment Report 2021 and the PRI Public Transparency Report for DWS on our website.


About DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) with EUR 833bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2022) aspires to be one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach.  

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that, both as a corporate as well as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have a crucial role in helping navigate the transition to a more sustainable future. With approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing with their best interests at heart so that they can reach their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.



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