Issued by Edmond de Rothschild Group
The Edmond de Rothschild Group’s third Sustainability report, for reporting year 2016, gives a complete overview of its performance and progress versus its 2020 Sustainability objectives, across its Private Banking, Asset Management and Private Equity activities.
At the heart of its strategy is its intention to support the shift to a sustainable, low carbon economy and to contribute directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Accord. The report illustrates how 8 of its investment strategies contribute to 13 of the SDGs. The Group is committed to helping its institutional and private clients benefit from these and other investment opportunities emerging from a rapidly changing world, enabling them to fulfil their objectives and invest in a meaningful way.
Innovation for responsible investment: supporting the transition to a sustainable economy and a sustainable world, by using its expertise and its influence as an investor.
Ethical and responsible behaviour: establishing clear rules of the game to encourage exemplary behaviour and enable innovation while managing risk in a restrictive regulatory environment.
Commitment to employees: creating a stimulating work environment for employees, and conditions that allow them to contribute to the company's performance.
Management of its environmental impact: rolling out a coherent and relevant environmental strategy to gradually reduce its environmental footprint.
Our commitment to a sustainable society: helping to build a sustainable economy and a sustainable world, in close collaboration with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.
The Group, which has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2011, prepared the report in accordance with version G4 of the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines (GRI G4). Key performance indicators were verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a member of the PwC international network.
* The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are a network of 10 private foundations under the leadership of Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild. They are entirely separate and independent from the Edmond de Rothschild Group. In 2016, over 50 projects have been supported and developed by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. To find out more about these and other projects click here.
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Global Head of Sustainability
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