For the first time since our IPO – and therefore as a publicly listed asset manager –
we have implemented a DWS-owned aid programme, to give back to the community and support those in need.
In addition to our social commitment, we are dedicated to resolving ecological issues and to actively contributing in the fight against climate change. As part of these efforts, we have partnered up with Healthy Seas, a non-profit organization committed to tackling the ‘ghost fishing’ phenomenon, in which abandoned or lost fishing nets are polluting oceans and killing marine life worldwide. Healthy Seas addresses this issue by organizing volunteer dives to recover lost or abandoned fishing nets, but also offers educational programmes to local fishing communities and schools to raise awareness and prevent ocean pollution in the future.
In addition, Healthy Seas is a pioneer for developing circular economy solutions that combine bridges marine protection field work and clean-ups with the fashion industry. Through its innovative vision it has found a way to recycle the recovered fishing nets from the oceans into material that can be repurposed into new products. At DWS, we respect this innovation as Healthy Seas shows us that it is possible to protect our oceans while at the same time create new opportunities and possibilities through recycling waste.