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DWS awarded Towards Sustainability label on 5 ESG Xtrackers ETFs

DWS’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) Xtrackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have now obtained the Towards Sustainability quality label on five selected regional ESG ETFs by the Central Labeling Agency CLA in Belgium. In March, three DWS ESG Xtrackers fixed income passive products were already awarded the label.

The Towards Sustainability label was launched in 2019 by the Belgian financial sector federation Febelfin. The label guarantees that awarded funds comply with a strict set of criteria applying to sustainable and socially responsible investments. The label requires a high level of transparency and is based on recommendations by several European experts who focus on the distribution of sustainability funds to retail clients.

DWS is honored that its equity ESG Xtrackers funds have now been added to the list of products that have been awarded the label and pleased to be able to offer its Belgian customers the highest possible sustainability standards on all its ESG Xtrackers, says Arjen Jonk, Head of Passive Benelux at DWS. “At a time when sustainable finance is increasingly important to clients, we’re very aware of the label’s value. ESG is at the core of everything we do, and we aim to take a leading role in ESG in the asset management industry. Obtaining a label like this establishes these efforts.”

According to Jonk, the Towards Sustainability label could serve as a template for a future European label. “We see that the label is becoming more popular, and is starting to serve as a benchmark for sustainable investing. This makes obtaining the label important, not only for our Belgian clients who want to invest sustainably, but also for our clients in other European countries.”

Zeb Saeed, Passive product specialist at DWS, adds: “All of the Xtrackers ESG funds go beyond the standard Environmental metrics, but all incorporate further climate and fossil fuel related screens making these amongst the cleanest ETFs in the market when it comes to carbon, while incorporating strong ESG measurements.”

DWS aims to make sustainability a core component of its fiduciary action. The asset manager is the only German founding signatory of the ‘Net Zero Emissions Goal’ initiative. The organisation represents asset managers’ commitment to decarbonise investment portfolios and accelerate their contribution to achieving net zero emissions and limiting climate change to 1.5°C. In November 2020, DWS also established a dedicated ESG Advisory Board consisting of six highly respected international sustainability experts.

For more information, please view DWS’ integrated Annual Report here.

The following products have been awarded the Towards Sustainability label:

Xtrackers ETF ISIN
MSCI Europe ESG UCITS ETF 1C ESG IE00BFMNHK08
MSCI Japan ESG UCITS ETF 1C ESG IE00BG36TC12
MSCI USA ESG UCITS ETF 1C ESG IE00BFMNPS42
MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF 1C ESG IE00BZ02LR44
MSCI Emerging Markets ESG UCITS ETF 1C ESG IE00BG370F43
EUR Corporate Bond SRI PAB UCITS ETF 1D ESG LU0484968812
EUR Corporate Bond Short Duration SRI PAB UCITS ETF 1C ESG LU2178481649
USD Corporate Bond SRI PAB UCITS ETF 1C ESG IE00BL58LJ19

 

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