Deutsche Bank: green laggard… or leader?

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By Jon Hay
26 May 2020

Deutsche Bank has become the latest big bank to announce a new sustainable finance target, with an eye-catching commitment to €200bn of financing between now and 2025 — but its policy highlights the difficulty for investors of comparing banks and deciding which are greener.

The problem is highly relevant to responsible investors, as banks make up a large part of what many of them invest in.

Financial firms are the most numerous group in the FTSE4Good indices for ESG investors, with 242 constituents out of 1,030 in the $25tr developed market version ...

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