Each of us makes a conscious choice. More than 20 years, Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) has been embedded in our investment policy. This extensive experience and a sound investment process are evident in our private bank’s current offer of sustainable investment options. Together with you, we are thinking beyond today.
Our investment process is based on three criteria: the environment (E), social (S), and governance (G). There is a global consensus that this is the way to build up more sustainable companies and communities. A detailed ESG integration enables you, by way of our investment products, to limit the reputation risks of bad governance and controversial activities of the companies selected in our strategies, and to benefit from the ‘best-in-class’ companies and states. By collective investment in these economic players, we also give them the signal that they are heading in the right direction.
The investigation and selection of investment opportunities have constituted one of our core activities since 1871. And since 2001 also for sustainable investment. Our experience with this, the investigation, the analysis, and the selection of stocks in a sustainable investment portfolio enable us to generate long-term returns. And they are sustainable as well.
The commitment of citizens-consumers to think and act sustainably forces companies and governments to take these ESG criteria very seriously; it has to be more significant than just greenwashing. We analyze these companies and, if they are effectively ESG, we select their equities and bonds for inclusion in our investment portfolios. Thus, as a citizen-investor, you contribute to a sustainable future through a broad spectrum of sustainable investments.