Increasing awareness of environmental and social risks

Due diligence on environmental and social risks is required by Deutsche Bank’s Environmental and Social Reputational Risk Framework as an integral part of the approval process for all transactions, especially for business activities in sensitive sectors. The bank established a position on activities in or near UNESCO World Heritage Sites and reconfirmed the commitment to halt deforestation. Together with other banks and investors, Deutsche Bank engaged in developing an approach towards managing carbon asset risk, which could arise for capital providers from unmanaged operator carbon risk.

In 2014, the number of transactions reviewed under the Framework again grew significantly to 1,250 (2013: 721), reflecting the banking teams’ increased awareness of these risks.

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