Our Sustainability Strategy
At EFG, we believe that sustainability is all about choosing the right path to balance economic, environmental and social interests. We are also convinced that a responsible approach to business that includes robust governance is a prerequisite to achieve long-term success. We strive to apply the highest standards of business and ethical conduct in all aspects of our work in order to build relationships of trust and create sustained value for all our stakeholders.
EFG’s sustainability strategy is designed to help us better integrate sustainability aspects into our business model and meet the growing demand for sustainable finance. It is based on two main pillars: Our responsibility as an asset allocator on behalf of our clients and our responsibility as a firm.
Our first priority as a private bank is to deliver superior service and advice as well as high-quality investment, wealth and credit solutions to our clients around the globe. We aim to meet the current and future needs and expectations of our clients – including the Next Generation. At the same time, as an asset allocator, we are driving change by directing assets on behalf of our clients toward transformative technologies and companies that support sustainable development and innovation. We do so by providing greater transparency regarding investment opportunities as well as by integrating ESG criteria and ESG-related risk considerations into our investment process and continuously expanding our responsible investment offering. In this way, we are supporting efforts to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As a firm, we aim to be an employer of choice that can attract and retain talented people. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment in which all our employees are valued equally and can achieve their full potential. As an integral part of society, we are committed to serving the interests of the communities in which we live and work and to helping protect the environment.