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


CIO Special

Coastlines in crisis: key risks from rising oceans

Rising seas will compound other effects from climate change and ocean degradation. They will have major implications for the overall macroeconomic and policy outlook, and for investment.

Sep. 01, 2021


CIO Special

Asia and ESG: experts explore

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment is already big in Asia and will get bigger. But what will be the main factors driving it and how will Asian approaches to ESG differ from current practice elsewhere?

May. 26, 2021

Blue economy 2022 | Wealth Management Services | Deutsche Bank

CIO Special

Empowering the blue magic: act today for tomorrow

Our new CIO ESG Special provides an intuitive and easy-to-use summary of our previous special report on the blue economy.

Mar. 13, 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

Biodiversity | Blue economy report

CIO Special

Understanding the blue economy

In this special report we look at what exactly the blue economy is, and why it remains crucial for biodiversity and the sustainability of global economic development.

Nov. 10, 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


CIO Insights Reflections

Measuring ESG

Our second instalment on investing based on environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) uses wealth in an active, objective-driven way.

Mar. 19, 2018


CIO Special

Act today to ensure our future: understanding ESG

This paper outlines our understanding of the term ESG and describes what we consider to be the most interesting developments in ESG investing.

Nov. 30, 2017

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