Hardwiring climate ambition & navigating the investable index jungle

Presented by

Michael Lewis, DWS | Sebastian Schiele, DWS | Frederike Bauer, DWS | Brendan Maton (moderator)

About this talk

Climate indexes have come of age. In the past, most tended to focus on climate risk mitigation, which often exclusively involved fossil fuel sector exclusions. Now, climate benchmarks are able to achieve multiple goals such as reducing the carbon intensity of an investment portfolio, allocating to climate investment solutions or aligning to a specific climate pathway. These innovations are timely since heightened geopolitical risk and record temperatures on land and sea are strengthening investor ambitions and regulatory action when it comes to climate investing. In this webcast we will address the following topics: • We show how Net Zero is hard-wiring climate ambition into investment strategies and climate change has become the largest dedicated investment theme within the ESG universe, to a large extent driven by regulatory pressures on investors to formulate and implement decarbonisation ambitions • We share pension fund client perspectives and needs around Passive and specifically ESG investing after the 2022 bear market and the motivations driving institutional clients' future allocations to climate investing going forward • We explore the climate index benchmark jungle to reveal the trade-offs between carbon intensity reduction, decarbonization targets, tracking errors, sector exclusions, and whether or not investments are aiming to capture opportunities Speakers: – Michael Lewis / Head of Research ESG; DWS – Sebastian Schiele / Head of Passive Mandates Sales EMEA & APAC; DWS – Frederike Bauer / Product Specialist Xtrackers; DWS The webcast will be moderated by Brendan Maton.
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