DWS' SDG strategy exceeds one billion euros in assets under management

The interest of investors in sustainable investments is unbroken. Against this background, the volume of the funds DWS Invest SDG Global Equities and DWS SDG Global Equities has exceeded the one billion euro mark. This success was already achieved in the second year after the fund strategy was launched.

Core of the investment approach of the two funds are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) defined by the United Nations (UN). These goals define the cornerstones of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Fund manager Paul Buchwitz invests in companies whose sales contribute to at least one of the 17 goals, so that the fund contributes on average at least 50 percent of company sales to potentially achieve these goals. "Investors can thus be sure that the companies in the portfolio not only operate sustainably, but also work specifically towards combating hunger and poverty, providing access to high-quality education or achieving other UN sustainability goals, for example," says Buchwitz.

For further information please contact:

Sabina Díaz Duque
+49 (0)69 / 910 14177

Mirjam Eckert
+49 (0)69 / 910 48927

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We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and 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, which guides our investment approach strategically.

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