Murray Birt is an ESG thematic research strategist at DWS (formerly known as Deutsche Asset Management). Prior to his current role, Murray supported Deutsche Bank senior management in the area of climate finance and implementing the Bank’s climate change business strategy. Before that, he worked with companies to develop consensus policy positions, published papers and lobbied UK and European governments on energy and climate change policies at the Confederation of British Industry. Murray began his career in consulting, policy research and program support for energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon markets in Alberta, Canada.