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ESG Investments: Sustainable Investing with swisspartners

As one of the most renowned independent financial service providers with Swiss roots, swisspartners also enables its clients to invest sustainably as an addition service to our traditional asset management services.

One component of responsible and sustainable investing is known as ESG investing. The term ESG originates from the English language and refers to the focus of investments on the areas of environment, social and governance (responsible corporate management). ESG investments aim at verifiably identifying and evaluating risks and opportunities with regard to these three aspects.

With the help of the Sustainalytics (a Morningstar company) database, the investment experts at swisspartners evaluate the financial markets with a view to investing assets in a future-oriented manner and with a view to the criteria of “sustainability” and “responsibility”. The focus of sustainable investing is a balanced combination of classic, proven values and investments that take ESG factors into account. Our priority remains generating long-term positive returns across our portfolios.

Why sustainability?

Sustainability implies satisfying our own needs without sacrificing the ability for future generations to do the same. Our children and grandchildren should also be able to enjoy a good quality of life.

The global situation in this regard is quite dramatic in view of continued climate change and progressive environmental destruction: 14 tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. The amount of greenhouse gases that we continuously emit through production, distribution and consumption is still far too high. Even if all countries keep the promises made at the Paris Climate Agreement, the targets will still be missed by a large margin. Therefore, all conceivable measures are needed to stop the destruction of our environment.

ESG Investments: The Role of Capital

If the global economy fails to meet sustainability targets, it could suffer irreversible contractions in growth, which in turn would have a negative impact on investment capital. As an investor, you not only set important incentives for companies by determining who will receive capital and on what terms. You also protect your own capital in the long term. In the short term, however, these measures also expose you as an investor to lower sustainability risks. Avoiding investments in companies that may be affected by penalties or stranded assets in the future can also reduce portfolio risk. On the other hand, investments in companies that make timely adjustments in favour of sustainability are likely to generate good returns.

swisspartners “Focus on Sustainability” in Asset Management

At swisspartners, we look at our proven portfolios through the lens of sustainability as part of our asset management services. With the help of our data suppliers from Sustainalytics (Morningstar), we have created an investment solution that makes sustainable investing sensible and attractive: it focuses specifically on environmental risks and greenhouse gas emissions and thus directs investments towards safeguarding our living space and our future – without neglecting the focus on returns.

If you have any questions about our sustainable mandate solutions or ESG products please do not hesitate to contact: ims@swisspartners.com

 

Your contact:
Dino Lüssi
dino.luessi@swisspartners.com

About Morningstar / Sustainalytics

Morningstar is a global provider of independent fund and stock research. The company specialises in the preparation of data and evaluations of fund managers. Analyses of individual stocks and detailed screening of portfolios are also part of the standard service.

Sustainalytics became part of Morningstar in July 2020 and offers in-depth analyses of corporate sustainability. Sustainalytics is a pioneer and opinion leader in sustainability analysis. The company employs locally based analysts worldwide, covering over 20,000 companies.

 

www.morningstar.com

 

www.sustainalytics.com

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