ESG investments: urgent commitment to change
Looking at the future to protect our only home
The commitment to sustainability is a priority issue for our company.
The urgency of climate change is rapidly changing the rules of the game in many sectors: from mobility to energy generation, passing from manufacturing which remains the main industrial base in countries like Italy.
Sustainable investments play a fundamental role in all this, where the valuation of portfolios is not done only on the basis of performance but also for the broader social mission that looks at the distribution of well-being to all stakeholders: People and the Community.
As a bank, we promote the culture of sustainability by bringing families closer to the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda with a specific investment proposal on the market.
Our path to the future
The growing sensitivity towards sustainability, even in the financial field, does not leave us indifferent, especially for those like us who deal with Private Banking and Wealth Management.
Hence the birth of the collaboration with MainStreet Partners, a London-based company specialized in social and environmental impact investments, for the creation of a unique platform on the market that would allow our customers to align their portfolios with their values. The table of 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda proclaimed by the United Nations was the common element that allowed us to set long-term objectives and specific targets.
The platform makes the sustainability strategy accessible to investors by physicalizing everyone's commitment to the Environment and People.
How can our customers contribute?
There are several possibilities for having sustainable investments in the portfolio. In the universe of funds there are different products:
- Funds with ESG filters: which exclude certain companies based on certain criteria, such as the company's involvement or belonging to controversial sectors;
- Funds with ESG integration: which adopt a series of rules to select companies that put into practice corporate practices that are attentive to environmental, social and governance issues;
- Thematic funds: focused on a particular theme or on a global trend, such as clean energy or respect for diversity within the workplace;
- Impact Funds: which aim to achieve the financial and non-financial objectives of the investor, with the intent of obtaining specific measurable positive results.
In the world of wealth management, attention to sustainability also becomes a commitment to enhance people's talent, building around them a system capable of improving relationships and society, from an economic and social point of view.
In this process, the trust that clients place in our Private Bankers is a key element.