Deutsche Bank is the leading bank in Germany with strong European roots and a global network. Our Trade Finance business offers comprehensive solutions along the client’s trade value chain by combining international trade risk mitigation products and services with custom-made solutions for structured trade and export finance. Our fully integrated global network spans over 80 locations in over 40 countries, delivering excellent services, innovative solutions and considerable trade expertise. We enable our clients to manage risks and other issues associated with their import and export and domestic trade transactions, including international trade products, financial supply chain management, custom-made and performance-risk finance solutions for structured export and commodity trade finance.
Trade has become less attractive across the board with one of the biggest issues to juggle being the role of reputational risk. How much can scandals such as the fraud cases in South East Asia and Lava Jato in South America affect appetite to work with various clients? Will this tighten up following the fallout of 2020? How important is this when Banks and financial institutions are trying to implement CSR values? Can working with a client accused of Greenwashing damage their reputation?
We put our panellists on stage to address three of the industry's most burning questions in relation to the ESGs: • Do countries have access to low-carbon technologies and the raw materials to expand green sectors? Which sectors cannot decarbonise ahead of the Carbon Border Tax? • How sustainable can supply chains realistically be, particularly in relation to their social impact? • What is needed for greater transparency with regards to ESG initiatives? How can approaches differ on a regional basis?