Why Deutsche Bank fired its chief ESG officer

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Why Deutsche Bank fired its chief ESG officer

A case study in greenwash: Desiree Fixler vs. DWS Group/Deutsche Bank. This is the latest of a series of voices from sustainability experts who are skeptical and critical of ESG. Last March, Desiree Fixler, the group sustainability officer of DWS Group, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank, was fired one day before the bank’s annual report was released. She believes she was terminated because her views conflicted with what was stated in the report.  One month earlier, she had angered the bank’s powerful executive board with a presentation that…

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