New DWS sustainability fund DWS Invest ESG Women for Women focuses on social factors

19 January 2022

DWS launched a new sustainably investing equity fund on January 17, 2022. DWS Invest ESG Women for Women invests globally in companies that focus on environmental protection, good corporate governance and fair treatment of their employees. The fund pays particular attention to social aspects – to the “S” in “ESG”.

Women for Women

DWS Invest ESG Women for Women is managed exclusively by women and specifically targets the needs of women when selecting their investments. To select companies that perform well in terms of social values and fair working conditions, the 12-strong team of female portfolio managers led by Katharina Seiler, Valerie Schueler and Lilian Haag uses DWS’s Social Commitment Score. This score evaluates companies with regard to five factors: In addition to 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 are included in the analysis. “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,” says Katharina Seiler. The companies also undergo a classic fundamental analysis with a focus on the business model, management and the issues of growth and valuation. The portfolio managers of DWS Invest ESG Women for Women also focus on long-term investment trends such as digitalization, education, renewable energies, infrastructure, health, research and connectivity.

Source: DWS
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