ESG in equities
Massive economic, social, and environmental challenges, such as finite resources, increasing inequality, and ongoing climate change, also lead to increased pressure on asset managers – as clients increasingly expect us to integrate sustainability considerations into our investment processes. We are also convinced of the importance of considering sustainability. In this Insights, we present the multi-layered integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our equity investment approach.
Bernd Deeken has been a Portfolio Manager at Berenberg since April 2011. Within the Equity Fund Management, he oversees funds and special mandates with a focus on sustainability. Previously, he worked in asset management in the area of multi-asset mandates. After his dual studies at the Berufsakademie für Bankwirtschaft in Hannover (including a bank schooling), he completed his Masters in Banking and Finance in Zurich and Aberdeen. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and is a CFA Charterholder.
Justus Schirmacher has been a Portfolio Manager at Berenberg since January 2019. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in 2014 as an equity analyst in the European Autos Team. Before joining Berenberg, Justus Schirmacher worked in the GS SUSTAIN team. Here, the focus was on identifying cross-sector companies with successful and sustainable business models that have strong competitive advantages and benefit from structural growth. Justus Schirmacher studied history at the University of Cambridge.