Deutsche Bank unveils new ESG research offering

dbSustainability will produce reports detailing the impact of ESG themes on the economy and individual companies

Deutsche Bank Research is launching a capability named dbSustainability, which will provide reports to help clients identify sustainable investment opportunities, as well as detailing the impact of ESG themes on the economy and individual companies

The group said the new offering coincides with increased efforts by clients to integrate sustainability into their investment strategies, as well as the growing regulatory pressure to drive ESG adoption.

Pam Finelli, COO and associate director for global research, said: “We are excited about providing an analyst-centric ESG approach which offers both sector-based ESG expertise across companies under coverage along with enhanced thematic and quant-driven ESG analysis. ESG is a key focus area for Deutsche Bank Research and our clients.”

This division has already published a number of reports, the most recent being:

·         ESG through the pandemic by Luke Templeman
This report looks at the mixed signals for ESG investors during the pandemic and analyses the performance of ESG during the time, including investor intentions and regional flows.

·         Can Mining & Steel sustain in a low carbon world by Liam Fitzpatrick
This report assesses the key decarbonisation challenges facing the global mining & steel sector, such as policy uncertainty and higher carbon costs, as well as longer-term substitution trends. However, according to this report, the global energy transition will require materials intensive technologies that will boost demand for some metals.

·         Households’ ESG action by Juliana Lee, chief economist, APAC
The report asserts that the pandemic has not weakened households’ commitment to the environment and quotes surveys showing that households are increasingly environmentally conscious – spending more on sustainable products, investing in ‘green’ funds, and penalising corporate polluters.

·         Paper and Packaging ESG Primer: volume 1 by Debbie Jones, paper and packaging analyst
An overview of the material sustainability themes for the paper and packaging sector, including the frameworks, standards and key third party providers that are important for a company’s ESG scorecard.

The reports are available to read by following this link.


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...