In order to make an immediate contribution to mitigating the effects of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, DWS has committed to donating EUR 1 million to charitable organizations in countries around the world where DWS is active and which have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic.
The chosen charities were nominated by DWS employees across all regions globally. The focus of the aid is to support organizations that provide basic services for socially disadvantaged people – especially the homeless and children. In the UK for example, this includes “Feeding Britain”, and “Feeding Americas” respectively in the US. The “Akshaya Patra” foundation in India, as a country which is significantly affected, as well as the "Help Refugees" aid organization, will also benefit from these donations.
In order to show our commitment as a company and to achieve the greatest possible impact, we are also encouraging employees to make donations to these organizations as well.
Asoka Woehrmann, CEO of DWS: "For us, it is our duty to step in and show our support where we can and in a way that directly reaches the most needy, especially in these times. I am particularly pleased that our employees are supporting this commitment and that we can show solidarity together.”
This move also marks the launch of a new comprehensive CSR programme at DWS with broader social commitment at its core.
For further information please contact:
+44 (0) 207 547 2603
+49 (0) 69 / 910 34799
About DWS Group
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 767bn of assets under management (as of 31 December 2019). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be 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 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.
DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.