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Sustainability - a future rooted in tradition

The Princely Family of Liechtenstein thinks in terms of generations. Sustainability is therefore an intrinsic part of our corporate philosophy. By thinking and acting in a forward-looking manner, we create and uphold sustainable values, thereby building a bridge between the past and the future.

Sustainability is about regularly reviewing in a critical light the impact of our actions on clients, business partners, employees, the environment and society, and striving to make a positive contribution to healthy economic and social development. After all, economic well-being goes hand in hand with taking responsibility for your employees, society and the environment.

Environment

LGT has been CO2-neutral since 2010. It aims to achieve further reductions in its environmental footprint over the coming years. Its strategy includes the following measures:

  • Energy management through energy efficiency measures and the purchase of renewable energy
  • Waste reduction and making sparing use of water
  • Procurement of materials produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
  • LGT offsets its CO2 emissions through a project in southwest China with South Pole Carbon Asset Management, which has Social Carbon Standard (VCS) certification.
  • LGT Group donates its net CO2 tax rebate to the Swiss Climate Foundation, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Switzerland and Liechtenstein that take measures to save energy or develop climate-friendly products.

Society

  • LGT attaches great value to developing and fostering its staff. Through its in-house corporate university, the Liechtenstein Academy, it promotes personal development.
  • LGT offers its employees attractive working conditions and enables them to achieve a good work-life balance.
  • The Employee Volunteering Program provides LGT employees with the opportunity to engage on a voluntary basis in assisting the disadvantaged.
  • The aim of LGT Venture Philanthropy is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people. It provides fledgling, growing social organizations in Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China with funding, know-how and access to networks.

Responsible Investments

  • LGT Capital Partners and LGT Capital Management have committed themselves to upholding the UN Principles for Responsible Investment UNPRI.
  • LGT Capital Management is a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen and Eurosif.
  • Norms-based screening: for LGT's investment universe, internationally recognized standards apply with respect to controversial weapons. LGT excludes companies that produce or sell nuclear weapons, land mines, cluster bombs/munitions and biological and chemical weapons from its investment universe (direct investments). The exclusion list comprises 21 companies and is updated twice yearly.

Sustainable Investing

On the basis of the concept of Sustainable Investing, we invest in companies, organizations and countries that stand out in terms of sustainability criteria (ESG criteria), ensure long-term financial value creation and contribute sustainably to improvements in human well-being.

Impact Investments

LGT Venture Philanthropy offers several investment and donation opportunities with a high level of social benefit.  

LGT Venture Philanthropy services

LGT Venture Philanthropy supports social organizations which offer an effective solution to a social or environmental problem, and provides assistance to people in making their own successful philanthropic contribution.

  • LGT Venture Philanthropy can offer you a broad spectrum of opportunities to select and shape the way you get involved.
  • At the same time, you will be able to make use of the global team and infrastructure of LGT Venture Philanthropy.