Real Deals’ annual awards programme reviews corporate finance organizations, including investment banks, private equity firms, and corporate advisors and assesses commitment, innovation and leadership across multiple ESG areas.

Specifically, DC Advisory has received the award in recognition of its partnership with Ecologi in an initiative to plant trees for every successful transaction completed with its clients (244,387 trees to date), implementing a sustainable deal celebration program and achieving Planet Mark accreditation for its efforts to reduce carbon footprint.

Sustainability Executive Sponsors Stefan Jaecker, CEO, DC Advisory Germany and Scott Wieler, Chairman, DC Advisory US, commented:

“Our pledge to make a difference inside and outside of our organization is driven not just by our clients, but by the fundamental belief that we can and should be working towards a more sustainable future – and the UN SDGs encompass that. Our international sustainability strategy is underpinned by targets, action and progress – so being recognized for our efforts on all three is a privilege and testament to the hard work of everyone at DC Advisory. We look forward to doing more.”

As part of its commitment to ‘make a difference’, in 2020, DC Advisory pledged its support for three UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing; SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities; and SDG 13: Climate Action.

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[i] Real Deals ESG Awards, celebrating those who are making positive change through ESG in private equity. These awards are designed to recognise the efforts and success of private equity firms and their advisers as they work towards implementing effective ESG policies and ultimately improving the world we live in.

The awards feature 25 categories and the winners are selected by a panel of outstanding ESG professionals who will ensure that the winners rightly deserve their recognition.