International norms regulate the behavior of companies with regard to dealing with their employees, supply chains, society, environment and ethics. These rules of the game are particularly important in order to make companies resilient.
ESG expert Dr. Robin Braun explains why open dialogue - so-called engagement - between fund managers and companies and a forward-looking assessment of the opportunities and risks of investing are more important than exclusions.
Nowadays it is more important than ever to understand that sustainability means much more than just environmental awareness. Robin Braun explains how to invest sustainably with an ETF if the ETF follows an index with all its components.
Nowadays it is more important than ever to understand that sustainability means much more than just environmental awareness. Dr. Robin Braun explains what responsible investment actually is and why it is worthwhile to take a closer look at it.
Since March, global CO₂ emissions have been falling and air quality improving - but that doesn't mean that sustainability can be put off forever. Problems caused by climate change such as floods, forest fires or low water levels will not disappear.
A meta-study on ESG conducted by DWS and the University of Hamburg has become a cornerstone of the case for responsible investing. The authors of “ESG and Corporate Financial Performance: Mapping the Global Landscape“ examined more than 2,200 empirical studies written since the 1970s until 2015 and concluded that there is “overwhelming evidence of the economic viability of ESG investments” and that considering ESG criteria need not impact on performance.
The positive relationship between ESG and performance was found to be especially strong for equities, fixed-income
securities and real estate. From a regional perspective, the studies also showed that ESG effects were particularly
relevant for performance in North America and also in emerging markets.