What is ESG investing?

What is ESG investing?

ESG investing is the philosophy that investors should consider the impact that their investment decisions will have on the natural world and on society, as well as any financial gains that they might make.

ESG trends and insights

Environmentally responsible investing

ESG Special

Environmentally responsible investing: the “E” in ESG

The environment factor in ESG investing reflects the impact of a company’s operations on the natural world. This includes any resources it uses, such as water and land, and anything it produces, such as pollution and waste, as well as its effects on oceans and wilderness areas.

Nov. 15, 2021


ESG Special

Corporate Governance: The “G” in ESG

Corporate governance is concerned with how companies interact with the full range of external stakeholders, including competitors, suppliers, shareholders and governments. It is the most established of the three pillars of ESG investing.. read more

Nov. 15, 2021

Natural capital and biodiversity: measurement and investment | Deutsche wealth management services

CIO Special

Natural capital and biodiversity: measurement and investment

Our special report looks at the topic of biodiversity from a natural capital perspective, and provides insights into how we can start to tackle the “triple planetary crisis” around climate, nature and pollution. With a preface by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge.

Oct. 12, 2021


CIO Special

Rethinking infrastructure: technology and ESG

Infrastructure needs are massive across both developed and emerging economies. Our new CIO Special report looks at infrastructure trends and considers infrastructure in a sustainability context.

Jun. 30, 2021


CIO Special

Asian growth needs ESG

Our latest report discusses the development of ESG investing in Asia as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Feb. 26, 2021

Global sustainability history | ESG trends | Deutsche bank

CIO Special

Exploring the E, S and G in ESG

Our new CIO Special report looks at the history of global sustainability initiatives, for example around climate change, biodiversity and the blue economy. Read more..

Dec. 05, 2020


CIO Special

The “G” in ESG: Governance – a question of balance

Our new CIO Special looks at the evolution of the concept of governance (“G”), the final ESG component along with environmental (“E”) and social (“S”) factors.

Aug. 12, 2020


CIO Special

The "S" in ESG: the ugly duckling of investing

In this CIO Special report we show how social criteria are becoming an integral part of informed investment decisions.

Nov. 18, 2019


CIO Special

ESG yesterday, today, tomorrow – sustainability across the centuries

The history of ESG investing shows why the concept of ‘sustainability’ has always belonged to the people.

Sep. 17, 2019


CIO Insights Reflections

The "E" in ESG

In this new report we outline why we believe that environmental concerns represent the most important aspect of ESG investing and why this topic is particularly relevant now.

Apr. 23, 2019

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