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Our solutions


Actively managed ESG mutual funds


Thanks to the flexibility of the ESG Engine, we have been able to formulate common “minimum ESG” rules for all of our ESG retail funds in Active: for corporates, for sovereigns, and for green bonds. We use these standards to ensure that funds are ESG-compliant and as a basis for our conversations with institutional clients seeking advice on customised ESG solutions.

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Passively indexed ESG funds

We are able to use a unique implementation in determining an ESG-oriented investment universe. We can rely on existing or customised ESG indices, closely cooperating with index providers, or we can use our proprietary ESG Engine to filter a standard market index.

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ESG in alternatives investments


ESG is central to our Alternatives division’s investment process. It helps us to identify and mitigate potential key risks and to harness opportunities across our real assets business, which includes real estate and infrastructure and listed securities in these asset classes.

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Our major commitments to responsible investing

At DWS, we are fully committed to seeking to provide state-of-the-art ESG solutions and expertise to enable our clients to invest responsibly. Our goal is to allow them to invest in a way that contributes to a sustainable future.

DWS has long recognized the importance of considering ESG factors for investors and was among the early signatories of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2008. We believe that our expertise and lengthy experience in sustainable investing provide us with valuable insights that can assist us in seeking to help to further protect and grow our clients’ assets over the long term.

The principles in detail which we seek:

  • To consider ESG issues into investment analysis and decision making process.
  • To be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • Appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • To promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • To work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • To report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.



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