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Sustainability 2100
2024 Resource Hub

Desiree Fixler
Chair at VentureESG


Desiree has over 20 years of experience in both sustainable finance and investment banking. She was Group Sustainability Officer at DWS Group, where she was responsible for driving the firm’s overall sustainability strategy in its role as a corporate and as a fiduciary. It was here that she blew the whistle on what she identified as extensive greenwashing. She highlighted the discrepancies between its ESG claims and its internal procedures, and called for greater transparency and accountability in ESG investing.

She has held senior roles at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Zais Group. Desiree has built and managed ESG investing and structured credit businesses, delivering overall policy and analytical frameworks, investor strategies as well as product innovation.

Agenda Sessions

  • How ESG Funds and ESG Investing are failing our Sustainability Efforts - a Keynote Interview with Desiree Fixler