Sustainability Thinking about the future is part of our corporate culture

Thinking, managing and investing sustainably are integral parts of our DNA. Our owner, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, recognized early on how important sustainability is for our environment, society and future. As a family-run and sustainable private bank, we are committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and a sustainable financial sector.

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Sustainability

Sustainability is a top priority at LGT

Sustainable investment with LGT

As a sustainable bank, we take our social and corporate responsibility very seriously. We can make an important contribution to solving environmental and social problems and protecting the climate through our own investments and by providing responsible advice. We offer our private clients various options for making their investments more sustainable.

Sustainable investing

Invest in attractive assets and contribute to a more sustainable future at the same time.

Philanthropy

Help disadvantaged people with efficient solutions and structured commitment.

Impact Investing

Invest in companies that generate returns and achieve added value for people and the environment.

Our commitment to sustainability How we want to achieve change

In our ambitious sustainability strategy, we have set ourselves clear and measurable targets defining how we can work and do business even more sustainably as a sustainable bank. Learn how we aim to optimize the footprint of our company and our facilities. 

Facts and figures

Net zero by 2030 - this is the ambitious target we have set ourselves. In order to achieve it, we are aligning all areas of the company with a view to sustainability. For many years, we have been working intensively to optimize our consulting, our range of products and services, and our operations in terms of sustainability. We have already achieved some milestones, as these figures from our Sustainability Report 2022 show. But that is just the beginning.

  • 34.8%

    of our assets under administration are invested in sustainable investment solutions.

  • - 5%

    reduction in CO2 emissions per employee as of 2022 compared with 2021.

  • 62%

    share of renewable energies in our total consumption in 2022.

  • 8

    of the UN's 17 SDGs have been identified as areas where we can make an active contribution.

For us, sustainability means managing our company with a sense of social responsibility and with a long-term as well as a holistic perspective.

Olivier de Perregaux CEO LGT Private Banking
Olivier de Perregaux

Coal and controversial weapons excluded

As a financial institution, we can use our investments to influence the economy to become more sustainable - for example, by withdrawing from the financing of socially and environmentally harmful activities by companies and organizations or by entering into an active dialog and exchange with them. This is because avoiding such investments increases the financing costs of those companies and organizations.  

As a sustainable bank, we generally avoid investments that pose significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. We also have strict exclusion criteria for coal and controversial weapons. 

Directive

Exclusion of controversial weapons

Since 2012, we have not invested in companies involved in the production and trade of controversial weapons such as landmines, cluster bombs and munitions, nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons, phosphorus bombs and uranium bombs.

Directive

Exclusion of coal

We want to actively support the fight against climate change. With that in mind, we consistently exclude companies from our investment universe that are active in coal production and the generation of electricity from coal.

Sustainability-related disclosures

This is how we deal with sustainability risks

Sustainable investments also entail risks. These can be environmental, social or governance risks that affect the value of the investment. With our sustainability framework, we define sustainability risks, identify them at an early stage, and determine how to deal with them in the investment process.

Memberships and partnerships

We cannot master major challenges such as climate change, social inequality or political polarization on our own. That's why we cooperate and exchange ideas with organizations that share the same goals. Together we can do more and change the future.

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UN Global Compact

This worldwide pact between the UN and companies is intended to make globalization more social and ecological.

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Principles for Responsible Banking

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative is a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the private financial sector.

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Principles for Responsible Investment

The Investor Initiative of UNEP and UN Global Compact has established the Principles for Responsible Investment and aims to implement these.

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Carbon Disclosure Project

The non-profit organization pursues the goal of requiring companies and municipalities to publish environmental data such as their greenhouse gas emissions or water consumption.

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SSF

Swiss Sustainable Finance aims to strengthen Switzerland's position as a leading voice and player in sustainable finance, contributing to a sustainable and prosperous economy.

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VfU

The Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions is a platform for professional discussion of strategic and practical issues related to sustainable finance.

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Swiss Climate Foundation

The voluntary initiative awards contributions of between one million and three million Swiss francs for projects that benefit climate protection and attractiveness as a business location in equal measure.

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profawo

The association is a non-profit organization and is committed to the coordination of family/work life in Switzerland, from childcare to care for relatives.

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Climate Action 100+

The investor-led initiative aims to ensure that the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters take the necessary action to combat climate change.

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IIGCC

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change helps investors make progress toward a carbon-neutral and sustainable future by 2030 through capital allocation and stewardship.

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Finance for Biodiversity Pledge

98 financial institutions from 19 countries signed this appeal in 2022, committing to protect and restore biodiversity with their financial transactions and investments.

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