Our Center for Sustainable Finance published its first client reports in 2016, including the Sustainable Finance Report, which included a review of academic reports on the value of ESG investing, a description of the ESG Engine, a guide to sustainable equity indexes, and an article on China’s low-carbon economic transformation. It also supported efforts to become more active in industry associations, including the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), the European Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
Contributing to global climate debate
In 2016, Deutsche Asset Management played an active role in global climate debates, including:
- speaking at the UN climate change summit in Morocco on our Green Climate Fund supported renewable energy access fund, and the ESG Engine.
- hosting an IIGCC event in Frankfurt and meeting with Chancellor Merkel’s Chief Economic Advisor to discuss green finance policy plans for Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017;
- hosting the UKSIF’s 25th anniversary AGM and a lecture from the UK Pensions Regulator; and
- sponsoring events in New York and London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).