How can we support the people affected by the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine? Vontobel recently asked the ICRC, whose humanitarian response Vontobel supports in its annual fundraising appeal.
With the 2021 Fundraising Initiative, we are supporting the ICRC’s aid activities in Lebanon, helping people to make a fresh start in their lives. At Vontobel, we firmly believe in the future and its possibilities. We accept challenges and actively create opportunities—for our clients, our employees, and for society as a whole.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) felt the impacts of the corona crisis in 2020—both within the organization as well as in crisis regions. Thanks to the Vontobel fundraising initiative, it can nevertheless deploy the digital search platform for reconnecting separated families in six more countries.
Through its internal 2020 fundraising initiative, Vontobel is supporting the ICRC's Restoring Family Links program. This program brings together families who have been torn apart by military conflicts, natural disasters and migration. In a livestream, ICRC President Peter Maurer presented digital solutions for humanitarian work and spoke about the current challenges facing the ICRC. Watch the replay now.
In 2020, Vontobel once again received an above-average score from the “Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)” – a UN initiative – for its sustainable investment strategies. In the 2020 reporting, Vontobel’s rating was higher than average for five of the seven modules that were assessed.
Last year, our clients invested almost twice as much in sustainable investment solutions as they did in other investment strategies. We have also further improved our Principles for Sustainable Investment (PRI) rating.
With an internal fundraising initiative, Vontobel supports the ALMANACH, the Algorithm for the Management of Acute Childhood Illnesses. The innovative app helps medical staff in Nigeria treat young children who have fallen ill.
Vontobel has further improved on its score for the ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ (PRI) – a United Nations initiative – this year after already achieving an above-average score for its sustainable investment strategies in 2018.
Over 100 guests enjoyed a very special evening on the occasion of the anniversary celebrations for “30 years of the Hans Vontobel Award for Agricultural Sciences” in the Vontobel Auditorium. A look back made the origin of the prize clear, namely in Hans Vontobel’s strong attachment to nature.