Sustainability

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Sustainability and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) principles are firmly embedded in our culture. We live these values through our conduct and commitment to the common good.

Key Facts

Vontobel's heritage and strategic focus on sustainability help make us one of the leading asset managers for sustainable investing in Europe and Switzerland. Since 1994 we have been managing sustainability-related strategies across different asset classes and approaches.

11bn

CHF AuM in sustainable strategies

23%

per year increase in sustainable investing AuM since 2013

12%

of total AuM in sustainable strategies

23

sustainable funds and strategies available

37

sustainable investing professionals

23+

years delivering sustainable solutions

   

   

Our Definition

At Vontobel, sustainable investing is anchored by three fundamental principles: feel good, do well and do good.

   

Our Philosophy

We believe:

  • Our business decisions have the potential to significantly impact society and the environment
  • Paying attention to ESG topics is part of our fiduciary duty and helps ensure that we build resilient solutions
  • Businesses which actively engage on ESG issues tend to have better risk management and shareholder returns

Our guiding principles are:

  • ESG analysis is an integrated part of the investment process
  • We exclude specific controversial industries from our investment universe
  • By exercising voting rights and engaging with companies, we align our goals with those of our investors
  • We monitor the carbon footprint of investment portfolios and offer specific investment strategies with the aim of mitigating climate change
  • We actively promote acceptance and implementation of ESG issues and report transparently on them

   

Corporate Responsibility

Vontobel is part of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact – a strategic initiative for companies that pledge to align their operations and strategies with universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

We are a climate neutral company according to Scope 1, 2 and 3 and a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment. We adopt a broad commitment to culture and society through, for example, our membership of the ICRC Corporate Support Group.

Leading ESG rating agencies class Vontobel as "sustainable" and the Corporate Disclosure Project (CDP) rank us as one of the top 10 climate friendly financial services providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

   

   

Contacts

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Patrick Sege (Ph.D)

Head of Swiss Intermediary and Thematic Sales

Phone:
+41 58 283 56 91