Deutsche Bank’s Key Natural Capital Trends for 2022
(10 February 2022 – Germany) What are the most important “natural capital” trends corporates must monitor in the next 12 months and could “greenflation” undermine promising early progress towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals?
As refreshed reporting regimes and ESG regulations click into gear, plotting the transition from carbon intensive industries to carbon neutral operations is critically important. Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank’s ESG Client Solutions team has identified eight key themes for it’s “flow” publication that CFOs and corporate treasurers need to track closely through 2022 including:
- With net zero here to stay, managing the transition becomes key
- Best ownership of bad assets will need to be discussed
- ESG regulation picks up and shapes global markets
- Sustainability reporting is moving from discussion to implementation
- Focus on ESG impact in supply chains will become key
- Greenflation must be tackled
- Carbon markets will become more important than ever
- Biodiversity topics will gain pace
“While many companies and market participants have focused on ‘dark green’ activities over the last couple of years, managing the transition will become essential in 2022” commented
Deutsche Bank Global Head of ESG Corporate Bank, Lavinia Bauerochse.
“We expect other jurisdictions globally to enhance their ESG reporting” said Deutsche Bank, Corporate Bank CFO, Gerald Podobnik.