Deutsche Bank

Corporate Responsibility
Report 2016

Our sustainability ratings results

Sustainability ratings are an important indicator of the long-term, sustainable performance of companies. Sustainability rating agencies regularly provide assessments for Deutsche Bank, incorporating many aspects of our business processes beyond traditional financial key performance indicators.

In a survey conducted by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative, 78% of investors indicated that they would like more information on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics to be included in traditional company ratings.

To this end, we report to sustainability ratings agencies as part of our broader commitment to transparency. Their results are used by companies such as Bloomberg and thus apparent also for mainstream investors. We believe that the four sustainability rating agencies listed below reflect the diversity of investor interests.

Deutsche Bank’s sustainability ratings performance remained stable in 2016.

Sustainability ratings1

 

2016

2015

2014

1

Industry classification according to Global Industry Classification Standard, GICS

2

On a scale from 0 to 100/from A to E

3

Sector average: C-, maximum in sector: C+

4

Industry average: 43, industry best: 88, Deutsche Bank in among the top 10% in the sector with a percentile ranking of 92

5

Ranking Deutsche Bank: 34 out of 257

CDP Climate Score (on a scale from A to D–)

B

100/Band B2

92/Band B2

oekom research (on a scale from A+ to D−)

C/Prime3

C/Prime

C/Prime

RobecoSAM (on a scale from 0 to 100)

744

72

70

Sustainalytics (on a scale from 0 to 100)

665

67

62

Improvements were made in the area of transparency, where we have published our ES Policy framework (May 2016), improved our information and cyber-security, and published our human rights statement (November 2015).

In addition to the sustainability ratings above, our stocks are also listed in the following indices:

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (World, Europe)
  • FTSE4Good Index series (Global, Global 100, Europe, Europe 50)
  • NASDAQ CRD Global Sustainability Index (NQCRD)