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Key takeaways from the ESG Conference

April 27, 2022
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Deutsche Bank Research recently hosted its second annual Global ESG conference in March of this year. The purpose of the virtual event was to enable corporate & investor engagement on sustainability strategies. In addition to corporate presentations and meetings, Michael Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions and Chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures served as the keynote speaker. Featured sessions included Nike's Sustainabilty team and Mastercard's Shamina Singh, Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth. [more]

More documents from Debbie Jones

21 Documents
December 15, 2023
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There will be varying degrees of opinion regarding the success of COP28, the first global stocktake summit after the Paris Agreement (2015). Ultimately, it was fascinating to experience the event considering the backdrop of Dubai and the leadership style of the UAE, a nation with roots in oil but a stated ambition to achieve net zero and increase its renewable energy capacity. [more]
October 24, 2023
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Konnichwa! We spent most of our first week of October at this year’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Conference held in Tokyo, Japan (Oct 4-6th). This event is one of the leading global sustainability conferences as it attracts influential asset owners, leading asset managers, regulators and industry professionals. Our Top 8 takeaways below are based on insights from conference panels we attended and discussions with attendees. [more]
November 23, 2022
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Overall, was COP27 a success or failure? The answer likely depends on your expectations going into the conference. The event took place against a difficult geopolitical backdrop, rising inflation and an energy security crisis that some nations interpret as support for energy diversification strategies that align with fossil fuel growth. In a recent dbSustainability report the team discuss top 8 takeaways from COP27. [more]
November 9, 2022
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The next iteration of UNFCC’s Conference of Parties, COP 27 is taking place in Egypt. As part of the Global South and home to one of world’s most diverse marine life, the location of Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt is quite relevant to this year’s conference. The event serves as the United Nation’s (UN) annual Climate Change summit and is intended to bring ~200 countries together to accelerate action towards goals of the Paris Agreement (2015) and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. [more]
April 27, 2022
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Recent geopolitical events present an ESG conundrum. In Europe, exclusions for nuclear and defence were at their highest heading into the Ukraine crisis, which led to a debate regarding the social merit of certain defence capabilities and nuclear energy exposure. In our view, the debate will contribute to more inclusive approaches from asset managers regarding ESG investing strategies. This aligns with themes we heard at our Global ESG conference in early March. [more]
February 21, 2022
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James Brand, Head of European Utility Research discusses with Debbie Jones, Global Head of ESG Company Research the ambitious targets set by Germany's coalition government, arguably Europe's most ambitious decarbonisation targets. The targets aims to transform Germany's power market, reaching 80% renewable generation by 2030 while closing its remaining nuclear plants and phasing out coal. It could put Germany at the forefront of the energy transition. [more]
February 21, 2022
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James Brand, Head of European Utility Research has just published a new report discussing the ambitious targets set by Germany's coalition government, arguably Europe's most ambitious decarbonisation targets. The targets aims to transform Germany's power market, reaching 80% renewable generation by 2030 while closing its remaining nuclear plants and phasing out coal and could put Germany at the forefront of the energy transition. He uses an hourly German power market model to analyse how its targeted mix can adapt to the biggest challenges of energy transition: renewable intermittency and demand seasonality. [more]
September 10, 2021
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With demand for ESG products & solutions remaining strong, and asset managers advancing their ESG capabilities, we see asset managers bolstering their dedicated ESG product line-ups at an accelerating pace. We recently caught up with management teams across our coverage of US based traditional asset managers about their recent & planned ESG product launches, perspectives on client demand, as well as their current range of ESG products. [more]
August 20, 2021
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The sustainable revolution has begun: the environment is the defining issue of our time, and younger consumers are seriously concerned about it. A new generation of consumers increasingly back their beliefs with their shopping habits, favoring brands that are aligned with their values and avoiding those that aren’t. Luxury goods companies are rushing to shine in ESG terms. But is it still mostly high level image building? [more]
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