Sustainable investing Reconciling returns and social values

Sustainability is part of our DNA and guides us in everything we do. Our owner, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, has always been committed to ensuring that future generations are given the best possible conditions in which to thrive. As one of the leading sustainable investing companies, LGT embraces this principle across all of its activities, and offers a broad range of sustainable investing solutions.

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Sustainable investments Making your assets work for you - and benefiting others

Sustainable investments take into account not only financial aspects, but also so-called ESG criteria - factors relating to the environment, society and good corporate or state governance. The aim of sustainable investments is to generate an attractive return while making a positive contribution to society and the environment. If sustainable investing is important to you, we have a number of options that cater to your needs.

Sustainable portfolio management

If you would prefer to leave all investment decisions to us, we offer a selection of solutions to meet your personal sustainability goals.  Our sustainability mandates take substantial sustainability aspects into account when making investment decisions. For example, we prioritize assets that contribute to environmental and social advancement, or that have lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to the benchmarks.

Sustainability funds

When implementing your sustainable investment solutions, we carefully select investment funds as well as direct investments in equities and bonds. These include the sustainable equity and bond investment funds of our partner company LGT Capital Partners, in addition to a wide range of sustainable funds and ETFs from third-party providers.

Impact investing

Our impact investing solutions enable qualified investors to make targeted investments in innovative and high-growth companies that pursue attractive returns with their products and services, while at the same time having a measurable positive impact on society and the environment.

Corporate philanthropy

If you wish to deploy your assets in support of sustainable organizations, we can help you achieve the greatest possible impact. Thanks to the assistance we provide to the Princely Family in its philanthropic activities, we have extensive experience, a superb network and proven processes that we can draw on.

How we can make your portfolio more sustainable

Are societal and environmental issues as important to you as financial returns?

The LGT Sustainability Rating Transparency at a glance

Private investors are often unaware of the sustainability level of their portfolio because they lack the necessary information. We offer a solution for this: a straightforward sustainability rating that helps you align your portfolio with your sustainability profile. The LGT Sustainability Rating ranges from one star (poor) to five stars (excellent). 

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Sustainable investments in figures

We were one of the first private banks to focus on sustainable investments and are continuously expanding our sustainable investing activities.

  • 2009

    Launch of our first investment funds that prioritized both sustainability and returns.

  • 2017

    Introduction of the LGT Sustainability Rating. This has been an integral part of all client custody account statements since 2018.

  • 51.1 bn

    As at year-end 2022, a total of CHF 51.1 billion was invested in sustainable investment solutions. This represents 34.8 percent of the total assets we manage.

Portfolio management is one area where we can make a significant contribution to solving environmental and social problems with the help of sustainable investments.

Olivier de Perregaux CEO LGT Private Banking
Olivier de Perregaux

Explore other investment opportunities The right solution for every investment objective

Sustainable investing pays off not only for your portfolio, but also for the environment and society. We take sustainability into account in various ways across our entire range of products and services. Would you like to know more about the other ways you can invest? You will find a number of exciting solutions here.

The Princely Strategy

Invest your assets according to the same strategy as our owners and many LGT employees.

Private markets

Buy an equity stake in companies and participate directly in their success.

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