LGT Capital Partners has joined Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), an association with the aim of shaping and promoting sustainability and responsible investing in the Swiss financial market. For more than 15 years, LGT Capital Partners has been committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into its offering and promoting ESG in the financial industry. With this partnership the firm underpins its commitment to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Swiss Sustainable Finance brings together various stakeholders from the public and private sectors of the Swiss financial center to foster the integration of sustainability principles into all financial services through research and specialized working groups, as well as through the further development of sustainable finance education.
As a Swiss-based alternative investment specialist, LGT Capital Partners considers Swiss Sustainable Finance as an important partnership in promoting sustainable finance in Switzerland and beyond. By participating in SSF, the firm aims to contribute and ensure that Switzerland continues to be a leading voice in shaping the sustainability agenda. Together with SSF’s over 200 members and network partners, LGT Capital Partners participates in the exchange of expertise and best practices.
“As a long-term, family-owned, principal investor, sustainability and ESG integration have been part of our business and investment processes for more than 15 years. We have actively partnered with organizations to continuously further the cause of sustainability in the financial industry. Now, a logical milestone and next step is to commit to invest in alignment with the Paris Agreement in order to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. Through the capital we invest, we can support the fight against climate change,” explained Roberto Paganoni, CEO of LGT Capital Partners.
About Swiss Sustainable Finance
Swiss Sustainable Finance (“SSF”) was created in 2014 to promote sustainability in the Swiss financial market and strengthen Switzerland's position as a leading worldwide center for sustainable finance. Founded in 2014 and with representations in Zurich, Geneva and Lugano, the network provides a platform to foster the integration of sustainability principles into all financial services. More information about Swiss Sustainable Finance can be found at: https://www.sustainablefinance.ch/
About LGT Capital Partners’ climate action commitment
LGT Capital Partners has been a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2008. LGT Capital Partners also participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), the Montreal Carbon Pledge, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and Climate Action 100+. In 2021 LGT Capital Partners joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, which aims to galvanize the asset management industry to commit to a goal of net zero emissions.