DWS expands range of sustainable corporate bond funds

DWS Invest ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Euro Corporate Bonds is a new sustainable mutual fund focusing on investment grade corporate bonds from the Eurozone. The application of the sustainable minimum standards of DWS limits the pool of available securities by almost 20 percent in comparison to the traditional variant, the EUR 2 billion DWS Euro Corporate Bonds. Both funds are managed by Karsten Rosenkilde.

The fund management of DWS Invest ESG Euro Corporate Bonds applies the usual market exclusions for controversial sectors and for companies that violate the United Nations Global Compact. Furthermore, a strong best-in-class approach is pursued, which recognises pioneers and latecomers with regard to sustainability and takes the latter from the group of allowable securities. This best-in-class approach is based on a variety of individual ESG indicators and has an explicit focus on reducing CO2 emissions.

Joern Wasmund, Head of Fixed Income, DWS, comments on the integration of ESG into DWS’ investment processes: "DWS is determined to consider sustainability aspects in bond fund management. ESG criteria provides a standardised framework for the early identification of risks. This helps to avoid significant price losses and the opportunity to provide investors with a better risk-adjusted return."

You can see the full video statement here.

DWS manages a total of nine ESG bond funds with over 2 billion euros in assets under management.

DWS Invest ESG Global Corporate Bonds LC LU1982200948
DWS Invest Green Bonds LC LU1982200609
DWS Invest Green Bonds LD LU1873225616
DWS Invest ESG USD Corporate Bonds LCH LU1333038476
DWS Invest ESG USD Corporate Bonds USD LD LU1333038807
DWS ESG Euro Bonds (Long) LC LU0044387529
DWS ESG Euro Bonds (Medium)  LC LU0036319159
DWS Invest ESG Euro Bonds (Short) LC LU0145655824
DWS Invest ESG Euro Bonds (Short)  LD LU0145656475
DWS Invest ESG Floating Rate Notes LC LU1965927921

L = Retail share class
C = Cumulative share class
D = Distribution share class
H = Hedged

For further information please contact:

Adib Sisani
+49 69 910 61960

Claus Gruber 
+49 69 910 14381

About DWS Group
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 704bn of assets under management (as of 31 March 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 strategic investment approach.

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.


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