DWS whistleblower Desiree Fixler joins board of ESG investment non-profit

Dismissed in April 2021

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Desiree Fixler joins the board of VentureESG 14 months after dismissal from DWS.
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Desiree Fixler joins the board of VentureESG 14 months after dismissal from DWS.

Former DWS group sustainability officer Desiree Fixler has joined the board of non-profit ESG investment initiative VentureESG, 14 months after her dismissal from the €928bn AUM German asset manager after she blew the whistle on the firm's greenwashing activities.

"We are very excited to officially announce that Desiree Fixler has joined us as the chair of our board," VentureESG said in a LinkedIn post. "The learnings which Desiree brings from her experience in the public markets, including around the dangers of ESG-washing, will be invaluable for the VentureESG community."  Fixler was let go from her role at DWS in April last year after just six months. At the time, Bloomberg reported an internal memo revealed the firm had cited that progress on ESG had been too slow. Asoka Woehrmann absorbed her responsibilities following her dismissal. DWS, ...

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