Deutsche Bank Sets Shipping Decarbonisation Goal
Deutsche Bank (DB) is playing an active role in facilitating the decarbonisation of the shipping industry, to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
This initiative aligns with the 1.5°C pathway and leverages the Poseidon Principles framework to monitor and report on progress.
The bank's commitment to this cause is reflected in its climate alignment score, which indicates DB's trajectory toward decarbonisation. A positive score suggests that the bank is exceeding its decarbonisation trajectory. DB has set an ambitious target of 0% for shipping scope 1 emissions from onboard fuel combustion by both 2030 and 2050.
DB's exposure to the shipping sector in 2022 was €5 billion ($5.29 billion), accounting for approximately 1.9% of its total corporate loan portfolio, according to its transition plan. This indicates a significant commitment to supporting borrowers in the shipping industry as they transition towards more sustainable operations.
Deutsche Bank, a prominent player in the Capital Markets industry according to InvestingPro Tips, has shown remarkable financial performance with accelerating revenue growth and a low Price / Book multiple. The bank's revenue growth was 8.7% in the last twelve months ending in Q2 2023, and it traded at a low Price / Book multiple of 0.29 during the same period, as per InvestingPro data.
Jörg Eigendorf, DB’s chief sustainability officer, has stressed the bank's role in facilitating the decarbonisation of the economy. As part of this effort, DB has assisted companies such as Hapag-Lloyd in issuing a €300 million sustainability-linked bond (SLB). This bond has an annual trajectory aimed at achieving carbon reduction targets and reducing carbon intensity.
Hapag-Lloyd has invested these funds in 12 LNG-fuelled vessels that emit 25% less CO2 and can operate on bio- or e-fuels. This investment contributes significantly to CO2-neutral operations, further highlighting Deutsche Bank's commitment to supporting sustainable practices within the shipping industry.
Despite the bank's strong performance, InvestingPro Tips highlights that Deutsche Bank suffers from weak gross profit margins. The gross profit for the last twelve months ending Q2 2023 was USD 29,300.52M, which aligns with the revenue, indicating a need for improvement in cost management.
For those interested in investing, Deutsche Bank's P/E ratio was 4.09, with an adjusted P/E ratio of 3.91 for Q2 2023, according to InvestingPro data. This low earnings multiple, combined with the bank's commitment to sustainability, makes Deutsche Bank an interesting prospect for investors seeking both financial returns and positive environmental impact. For more insights and tips, check out the InvestingPro platform which includes additional tips that can guide investment decisions.