You would like to invest your securities portfolio with a view to the future, to put it on a secure basis and to maintain your wealth in the long run. At the same time, you want to implement your personal values and responsibilities during the investment process. We will help you to define your own environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach.

You want to take investment decisions that will be beneficial to future generations. To us, sustainability is more than just a trend – it is a long-held conviction. We have decades of experience in providing support and advice for the management of large and complex fortunes on the basis of sustainability principles.

Sustainability is becoming an ever more important issue, both in the business world and in society as a whole, and is no longer treated as a niche topic.

While demand for sustainable investments grows, not least due to stricter political constraints and recent developments, attention shifts increasingly to the risk-return profile of such investments. By now, several research studies on this topic are available. Most of them found that sustainable investments are neither riskier nor less rewarding than traditional assets. In fact, they tend to do better during periods of crisis, when quality becomes more important. This is a cross-regional phenomenon. In short, sustainable investment does not necessarily lead to a loss of return, but may instead add value. “Doing good” is not the opposite of “doing well”.

Good returns and good sustainability ratings often go hand in hand. Take advantage of our considerable expertise and long-term experience in the area of sustainability.

Would you like to learn more? Please do not hesitate to contact us – or visit the “Sustainability” area on our homepage.


We have signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge

The Finance for Biodiversity Pledge is a global initiative launched in September 2020. Its signatories commit to protecting and restoring biodiversity through their finance activities and investments. The Pledge covers five areas which the signatories are currently developing in project working groups:

    • Cooperation and knowlegde sharing in the area of biodiversity
    • Engaging with companies about their impact on biodiversity
    • Assesing impact on biodiversity
    • Setting targets in terms of biodiversity
    • Reporting publicly about any progress concerning the four targets listed above

As a complement to the Pledge, the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation has been set up. This Foundation aims to help the foundation members to implement the Pledge goals as efficiently as possible and to collaborate for a positive impact on biodiversity. Most Foundation members are from the finance sector and are working on different biodiversity restoration and protection aspects in an number of working groups.

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Our Approach to Sustainable Investing

Disclaimer Sustainability, May 2023

There is currently a lack of uniform criteria and a common market standard for the assessment and classification of financial services and financial products as sustainable. This can lead to different providers assessing the sustainability of financial services and financial products differently. In addition, there are various new regulations on ESG (Environment, Social and Corporate Governance) and Sustainable Finance, which need to be substantiated, and further draft regulations are currently being developed, which may lead to financial services and financial products currently designated as sustainable not meeting future legal requirements for qualification as sustainable.

The required disclosures with regard to sustainability can be found under Legal Notice point 13.

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