6 pillars of the economy to making a positive impact with your investments

Insights, Sustainable Value
05/05/2021 Tiempo de lectura: 1 minuto(s)
A recycling factory photographed from above where recyclables are neatly separated. Exemplary for the sustainability topic “Lifecycle Management”

Thinking sustainably also means planning disposal even before production. After all, reusing resources and reducing waste are becoming increasingly important. © Getty

What can responsible investors do to help mitigate these developments?

Our planet is facing exponentially increasing threats. Our climate is changing at an alarming rate and we’re already feeling the effects. Indispensable natural resources like clean water are becoming scarce. Waste is causing mounting issues on land and in oceans.



The 6 impact pillars

Based on and aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)



Pillar 1: Clean energy

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Pillar 2: Building technology

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Pillar 3: Resource-efficient industry

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Pillar 4: Clean water

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Pillar 5: Low-emission transportation

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    Impact pillar 5: Low-emission transportation

    Traveling without shame

    The logistics and transportation sector is a significant contributor to global emissions and pollution. We concentrate on companies that shape the future of mobility by offering innovative solutions and key technologies to better connect a global and converging world through improved logistics as well as low-emission transportation that saves time and resources.



    10 https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions-from-transport


Pillar 6: Lifecycle management

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Example image on the megatrend of technology conversion: A robotic hand tries to catch a goose feather, which slowly floats downward. © GettyImages

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