Sustainability at Gutmann
UN PRI - Principles for responsible investment.
Gutmann signed the UN Finance Initiative "Principles for Responsible Investment" in August 2023. The Principles for Responsible Investment were developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices. The process was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General.
The 6 principles of the PRI:
We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
UN Sustainable Developement Goals.
The 17 goals of the United Nations represent a global vision to fight poverty and reduce inequalities. We are committed to the following 5 goals in particular.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production pattern
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Employees and staff.
Our employees stand by their responsibility. We actively measure our carbon footprint in order to improve it. We adhere to the highest standards in areas such as compliance, corporate governance, data protection and anti-money laundering. Each and every one of us contributes to our success.
Our balance sheet is characterized by a core capital ratio that is a multiple of the ratio required by the regulator. This enables us to make independent decisions even in an uncertain world.
The bank's capital is exclusively in the hands of a family and senior employees. We act independently and with a clear signature.
We create transparency with clear measurement indicators. However, we also offer you the opportunity to implement your understanding of sustainability with our support.
Our investment methods have the clear objective of increasing and preserving value. It is our conviction that this can only be achieved in the long-term by incorporating sustainable criteria. Our asset management complements Gutmann's views with environmental, social and ethical criteria as well as features on responsible corporate governance. This enables a comprehensive assessment of risks and long-term earnings opportunities. If so desired, we also work according to strict exclusion criteria. Find out more about sustainable investing at Gutmann here.
We are aware of our social responsibility. For many years, we have supported aid organizations Caritas and the Red Cross as well as several social projects.
More about our initiatives.
We are convinced that only a long-term orientation is successful. This is not only important for our investment solutions, but is also lived out in numerous Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives within the company.
In the sustainability brochure you will find the measures implemented and further developments made in the past year.