Thinking, acting and investing sustainably is part of our ethos. Our owner, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, recognised early on how important sustainability is for our environment, society and future. As a family-run and sustainable business, we are committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and a sustainable financial sector.
We take our social and corporate responsibility very seriously. As an investment adviser and allocator of capital, we can make an important contribution to solving environmental and social problems as well as making a positive impact. We offer our clients the option of investing in sustainable businesses through their investment portfolios.
Our ambitious sustainability strategy sets out clear and measurable goals about how we can work and operate even more sustainably. Find out how we want to optimise the footprint of our company and our investments.
Net zero by 2030 - we have set ourselves this ambitious goal. To achieve it, we are aligning all areas of the company in a sustainable way. For many years, we have been working intensively to optimise our range of products and services and our operations in terms of sustainability. We have already reached some milestones. But we still have a lot more planned.
Trees planted in the LGT Wealth Management Forest since 2020.
reduction in CO2 emissions per employee as of 2022 compared with 2021.
Share of renewable energies in our total consumption in 2021.
UN SDGs that we have identified we can actively contribute to.
We are in the fortunate position of having a lot of influence through the funds we invest in. We can use that influence to make a big difference in the world around us.
As a financial institution, we can influence the economy to become more sustainable through our investments - for example, by withdrawing from the financing of socially and ecologically harmful activities of companies and organisations or by entering into an active dialogue and exchange with them. Avoiding such investments increases the financing costs of companies and organisations.
As a sustainable wealth manager, we generally avoid investments that have significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. We also have strict exclusion criteria for thermal coal and controversial weapons.
We cannot tackle big challenges like climate change, social inequality or political polarisation alone. That is why we work together with organisations that pursue the same goals and exchange ideas with them. Together we can achieve more and change the future.
We produce regular research on key sustainable investing themes and trends as well as insights into how we incorporate sustainability into our own business. Head to our publications page to find out more.