25 November: Will ESG rhetoric lead to a wave of investigations?
In-person and online, we speak to former DWS ‘whistleblower’ Desiree Fixler about how lofty ESG claims can lead to investigations
25 November, 9am GMT - Will ESG rhetoric lead to a wave of investigations? In discussion with Desiree Fixler
In person at 8 St James’s Square, SW1Y 4JU and online
This year regulators in the US and Germany launched investigations into Deutsche Bank’s DWS arm after group sustainability officer Desiree Fixler raised questions about the asset manager’s ESG claims and their link to the growth or demand for ESG investments. The investigations come as anecdotal evidence shows increasing allegations of greenwashing aimed at those unable to substantiate lofty ESG claims.
Desiree joins us to discuss her experience of claims around ethical investment, and what these investigations mean not only for other asset managers, but for all listed and regulated businesses making claims about their performance.