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Our understanding of sustainability

Because we want to make a positive contribution to healthy economic and social development, we regularly scrutinize the impact of our activities on our clients, business partners, employees, the environment and society.

As a family company, it is important to us that our children and grandchildren inherit an environmentally, socially and economically healthy world. Our third Sustainability Report highlights the goals we have set for ourselves in this area, how we intend to achieve them and the efforts we have made in the last two years to contribute to sustainable development.

Sustainability Report 2015/2016 (PDF)

Environment

LGT is committed to protecting the environment and climate on many levels, including through:

  • Energy efficiency measures and buying energy from renewable sources,
  • Cutting waste and using water sparingly,
  • Using environmentally friendly, socially responsible materials.
  • Offsetting its CO2 emissions by sponsoring a small-scale hydropower project in Honduras. By supporting this endeavor, which has Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) certification, LGT is also helping to fund schooling and healthcare initiatives in the region.

Social engagement

  • LGT is committed to upholding the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
  • LGT contrubutes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (UN Agenda 2030)
  • LGT attaches great value to developing and fostering its staff, promoting personal development through its in-house corporate university, the Liechtenstein Academy.
  • LGT offers its employees attractive working conditions and enables them to achieve a good work-life balance.
  • LGT Venture Philanthropy supports fledgling, growing social organizations in Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China with funding, know-how and access to networks, thus improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people.

Responsible investing

  • LGT Capital Partners has signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and is thus committed to following them.
  • LGT Capital Partners is a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), the European umbrella organization for sustainable investing.

LGT’s investment universe applies internationally recognized standards with respect to controversial weapons. It excludes companies involved in manufacturing or distributing nuclear weapons, land mines, cluster bombs/munitions and biological and chemical weapons.

"LGT is committed to Asia for the long term. This is more than just a place for us to conduct business. It is our home, and our community.  As such, we recognize our responsibility to give back, through local charities and initiatives, to the region that has contributed so much to our success."

Dr. Henri Leimer, CEO LGT Private Banking Asia