DWS unveils Women for Women Fund


European asset manager DWS has launched a fund run exclusively by women investing in companies that meet the needs of women.

The DWS Invest ESG Women for Women selects companies at a global level that perform well in terms of social values and fair working conditions. The team evaluates companies with regard to five factors: working conditions along the entire value chain, the topics of equal rights and opportunities, gender distribution at management level, work-life balance and flexibility of the working environment – and this creates a Social Commitment Score.

“The shortlist for the fund includes companies that are leaders in the Social Commitment Score’ as well as companies where the fund management perceives particularly strong progress,” said Katharina Seiler, who runs the fund alongside Valerie Schueler and Lilian Haag.

They also consider long-term investment trends such as digitalization, education, renewable energies, infrastructure, health, research and connectivity.