Investing in SDG securities: the positive difference

A financial edge for you and a positive influence on people and the environment are not mutually exclusive: companies in which our Sustainable funds invest can generate returns through social benefits. They have a positive effect on one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Your benefits when investing in SDG securities

Uphold the UN Sustainable Development Goals

With SDG securities, you invest in companies that contribute to at least one of the 17 goals – from alleviating poverty to protecting marine life.

Generate returns

You invest in companies that can benefit from enormous growth opportunities due to changing customer needs.

How you benefit from investing in SDG securities

  1. 1 You invest your assets sustainably and with foresight.
  2. 2 You align your investment with the <2-degree or 1.5 degree target of the Paris Agreement.
  3. 3 You invest in positive solutions for the environment and society.

Our six sustainability areas

As a sustainability pioneer, we defined six investment areas back in 2008. After the adoption of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, we assigned them to our investment areas.

Energy

Renewable energy and energy efficiency

Mobility

Public transport and private transport

Resources

Clean water and resource efficiency

Health

Access to basic care and health promotion

Finance

Access to financial services and financial infrastructure

Knowledge

Access to education and networking

The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the core of Agenda 2030. They combine economic, social and environmental aspects and bring together poverty reduction and sustainable development for the first time. The goals are to be achieved worldwide by 2030. All UN member states, including Switzerland, are required to implement these goals at the national level. With the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN also aims to create incentives for non-state actors to play their part.

The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

Ending poverty

in all its forms worldwide

Ending hunger

with greater food security, better nutrition and sustainable agriculture

Ensuring good health

and enabling healthy and liveable lives for all people of all ages worldwide

Enabling education

that is inclusive and high-quality, respects equal opportunities and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all

Promoting equality

and empowering all women and girls to lead self-determined lives

Providing access to water

and enabling the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation

Supplying clean energy

and securing affordable access for all

Creating decent work

based on sustainable economic growth

Building industry and infrastructure

and promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and innovation

Reducing inequality

between all countries

Making cities and communities sustainable

and making them inclusive, safe and resilient

Promoting responsible consumption

and ensuring sustainable production

Implementing climate protection

and taking urgent action to combat climate change and its effects

Protecting habitats under water

Conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources

Protecting life on land

Restoring land ecosystems and promoting their sustainable use, sustainably managing forests, ending and reversing desertification and land degradation, as well as biodiversity loss

Creating peace

Facilitating peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all, and creating effective, accountable and inclusive institutions

Building partnerships

and strengthening their means of implementation worldwide