The Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change has issued an appeal to policy makers to increase efforts on climate action. Since 2009, DWS has continuously signed the declaration of the IIGCC, making it one of the first signatories of the declaration supported by over 500 institutions today. DWS also advises politicians on ways to improve energy efficiency policy through the IIGCC and the EU's Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG).
Asoka Wöhrmann, CEO of DWS: "ESG and sustainability in the broadest sense are of utmost importance for DWS. As a fiduciary asset manager, we have long been committed to ensuring that our clients can make sustainable decisions. We are committed to integrating ESG and generational issues such as climate risk into our investment strategy, risk management, asset allocation, governance and stewardship activities".
As co-chair of the IIGCC Real Estate Working Group, DWS promotes the development of climate-related requirements for listed real estate companies.
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About DWS Group
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 719bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 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.