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Sustainability

As investors increasingly use ESG factors to make investment decisions, Deutsche Bank Research is responding with dbSustainability.

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March 15, 2021
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Participants: Schroders, Union Investment, and Amundi Funds
Moderators: Debbie Jones, Global Head of ESG, Company Research & Tobias Fischer, Research Sales & ESG Coordinator

The session addressed how firms are integrating ESG into their investment strategies. Discussion topics included accountability to an ESG process, views on corporate disclosure & data collection, proprietary systems and ratings, alignment with UN SDGs and exclusionary processes. The discussion with Amundi addressed specific considerations and practices for an ESG Portfolio Manager having a special focus on ecology.
From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021.
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March 15, 2021
Presenter: Annelisa Grigg, Director and Sustainability Advisor at Global Balance Ltd
Moderator: Idil Dagdelen, Research Sales & ESG Coordinator

This session highlighted how biodiversity loss will have a significant impact on society and business and fundamentally impact on the ability to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Reporting and disclosure standards for companies on biodiversity are lacking at the moment, but that is likely to change. While several biodiversity policies and legislation exist today, there are important international and regional frameworks currently under development. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
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March 15, 2021
Participants: Kamran Khan, Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Moderator: Jonathan Jayarajan, Managing Director, Deputy Head of EMEA Equity Research / Chair of the Research ESG Council

In this session, DB’s Kamran Khan reviewed key ESG trends impacting corporates. He also addressed DB’s strategy to support corporates to help meet their ESG needs, as well as the breadth of products and services that DB offers and the ESG regulatory outlook on Asia. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
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March 15, 2021
Analyst:
Participants: T. Rowe Price, Invesco, and Federated Hermes
Moderator: Brian Bedell, US Asset Manager Research Analyst

This session was conducted as a panel with Sustainability leaders at T. Rowe Price, Invesco, and Federated Hermes. It covered panelists’ view on the success and challenges of integrating ESG considerations within their investment processes across a wide & diverse array of investment strategies, how third-party ESG data is used with development of proprietary analytics in combination with active management to generate alpha, what the prospects are for ESG demand to accelerate in the US and what types of investment products & solutions are developing the most demand. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
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March 15, 2021
Participants: UN PRI/ European Chair of Sustainable Finance, Partner at Arabesque S-Ray
Moderator: Trisha Taneja, Head of ESG Advisory, Deutsche Bank

In this session, Nathan Fabian, Chair of the European Platform on Sustainable Finance and Dr. Todd Bridges, Global Head of Sustainable Investing & ESG Research at Arabesque S-Ray, discussed key regulatory topics impacting capital flow. The panel discussed the regulatory landscape in Europe and the US as it pertains to ESG, how upcoming regulations are impacting investors and issuers, and ultimately influencing capital flow and business strategy. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
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March 15, 2021
Participants: HP, Bloomberg, and Franklin Templeton
Moderator: Christiana Riley, Member of the Management Board, CEO Americas, Deutsche Bank

The focus of this panel was to help investors engage with corporates on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion. The group was expected to address what should be considered to represent a successful D&I effort along with discussion on what key issues need to be addressed by corporates today. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
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March 3, 2021
Jonathan Jayarajan, Deputy Head of EMEA Equity Research, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank speaks with Jörg Eigendorf, Global Head of Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, where he provides an overview of how Deutsche Bank is progressing towards aims of becoming a leader in sustainability in the finance industry. Jorg covers insights on approach, obstacles, and milestones so far. [more]
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February 2, 2021
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If green hydrogen is to make a significant contribution to climate-friendly energy supply in the future, it will need to be produced (1) in large quantities, (2) cost-efficiently and (3) using low-carbon methods. Any solutions to these problems have remained in the realm of theory so far. Additional challenges arise in connection with the transport and storage of hydrogen. Initially, green hydrogen will be used to satisfy large-scale demand at specific locations, for example in energy-intensive industries. Like many other climate-friendly technologies, hydrogen will need government subsidies in the beginning. In the longer run, hydrogen might be used in the transport sector as well, for example as aircraft or ship fuel. In theory, hydrogen is highly versatile. However, it is quite expensive, too. That is one reason why hydrogen will probably make only a small contribution to the national and global energy transition in the next one or two decades. [more]
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