​​SUSTAINABLE ​​​DEVELOPMENT​​​

​​SUSTAINABLE ​​​DEVELOPMENT​​​

For more than 250 years, the Edmond de Rothschild Group has supported the main changes that have shaped our society with the firm belief that wealth is not an end in itself, but an opportunity to influence the future and move the world forwards.

Our sustainable development strategy places human progress at the forefront and is driven by a strong ambition: to use investment in all its forms to build a more sustainable world.​​

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our vision ​​​BUILDING FOR THE LONG TERM

Our aim is to be a player in the transformation towards a more sustainable world. At Edmond de Rothschild, we are convinced that creating economic value also means creating social and environmental value.

A CONVICTION

The Edmond de Rothschild Group is a family-owned, independent and specialised group founded on the conviction that wealth is an opportunity to build the future. In tune with societal changes, we project ourselves into the challenges of tomorrow while remaining true to the family's strong values of boldness, entrepreneurship and the desire to make an impact.

Action

Our commitment is reflected in all of our Group's businesses and activities. We integrate sustainable development issues into our choices as a responsible investor and into our business practices, giving substance to our vision as a long-term investment company, deeply rooted in reality and concerned about what will be passed on to future generations.



​​RESPONSIBLE ​ INVESTOR

A CLEAR POSITIONING

The world is facing profound changes that are mobilizing society as a whole. Climate, new technologies, food, health, urbanization, regulations. The transition to a new, more sustainable economic model is a major challenge, but it is also a driver for innovation and value creation.

COMBINING PROFITABILITY AND POSITIVE IMPACT

Responsible investing is our core area of commitment. We use the power of investment to positively impact the world of tomorrow.

As an independent, 100% family-owned investment house, we are free to express our convictions and develop innovative, long-term oriented investment solutions that combine performance and impact. We believe that anything that is sustainable is profitable, and anything that is profitable should be sustainable.

 
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RESPONSIBLE​ COMPANY

 

SUSTAINABILITY AT THE HEART OF OUR CORPORATE STRATEGY

The integration of sustainable development in all our activities and decisions involves identifying non-financial risks within our five priority pillars:

1/ Responsible Investment

2/ Responsible Company

3/ Human Capital

4/ Environmental impact

5/ Societal commitment

A PRAGMATIC APPROACH

Our objectives and programs for the coming years are clear and based on a transparent dialogue with our stakeholders. We focus on long-term solutions rooted in reality, such as: serving our customers by having a positive effect on the real economy, being an employer of choice, limiting our impact on our workplaces and on society, and supporting communities.

As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, we are also working to provide, at our level, concrete responses to the most important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for our sector and our Group.

​We measure our efforts and results each year in our five priority pillars to keep our commitments under control and to ensure that our decisions add value across the Group.​

PILLAR 1 - RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
 
 

OUR AMBITION : TO STRENGTHEN OUR HISTORICAL POSITIONING

As an investor, we consider it our responsibility to direct financial flows towards solutions that can contribute to the sustainable transformation of our economic models. At Edmond de Rothschild, we have been taking environmental, social and governance issues into account in our investment decisions for many years.

Our experts are attentive to economic, societal and technological changes in order to identify future themes that contribute to the real economy and help build the world of tomorrow. We are constantly enriching our offer for our private and institutional clients to reflect these convictions in solutions that combine meaning and performance.

Our responsible investment strategy is ambitious. It is based on the continuous strengthening of our ESG requirements across all asset classes, the ongoing development of our sustainable finance skills and the reinforced integration of climate risk.

FROM COMMITMENTS​ TO ACTION

  • CHF 29.4 billionGroup assets managed in Responsible Investment
  • +111 % increase in assets under management in Private Banking's SRI management mandates
  • +41 % increase in outstanding infrastructure debt platform
  • + 100 % increase in the number of SRI management mandates in Private Banking
  • 100 % of the assets under management in Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management's open-ended funds (France) have calculated their carbon footprint
  • figures 2021​
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PILLAR 2 - RESPONSIBLE COMPANY

 
 

OUR AMBITION : TO RECONCILE RISK MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION

Ethics and integrity are founding values of our Group. All activities and developments are guided by a strict sense of responsibility and transparency.

The ethical rules set out in our Code of Ethics establish a formal and binding framework for optimal risk management at both the collective and individual levels. We integrate extra-financial risks into our governance and processes to strengthen the alignment of our internal synergies with the management of sustainability issues.

With this controlled approach to risk, we remain true to our values as entrepreneurs who are attentive to change and refuse to accept the status quo, always looking for solutions that are best suited to the needs of our clients and all our stakeholders.

FROM COMMITMENTS TO ACTION

  • 87,5 % of independent members on the Board of Directors
  • 10 816 hours of training on ethics and compliance issues
  • 5,9 hours of annual training on average per employee
  • figures 2021

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PILLAR 3 - HUMAN CAPITAL

 
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OUR AMBITION : TO BE AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE



Our strength lies in our human capital.

Our talents accompany transformations and contribute to sustainable performance. Health, well-being at work, organisational flexibility, skills development, career advancement and diversity. The Edmond de Rothschild Group does its utmost to offer its teams a stimulating work environment that is a source of commitment, driven by a strong common culture.​​

FROM COMMITMENTS TO A​CTION

  • 9,8 average career length within the Group
  • 94 % of employees participated in the performance evaluation process
  • 89 % of employees attended at least one training course in 2021
  • 45 % of women among the promotions
  • 41% of women among new hires
  • figures 2021

PILIAR 4 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

 
 

OUR AMBITION : TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT


Acting as a responsible company means committing to reducing the environmental footprint of our activities. The Edmond de Rothschild Group has defined an environmental policy that aims to reduce our impact through pragmatic actions, particularly in terms of reducing our carbon footprint, offsetting our CO2 emissions, using our resources more sustainably and managing our waste.

We have been measuring and publishing the Group's environmental performance in our annual sustainability report since 2014.​
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FROM COMMITMENTS TO ACTION

  • 67 % reduction in carbon footprint per employee since 2014
  • 23 091 tons of CO2 equivalent offset since 2017
    • 68 % reduction in paper consumption 2014
  • 72 % reduction in the amount of overall waste since 2014
  • Chiffres 2021


PILLAR 5 - SOCIAL COMMITMENT

 
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OUR AMBITION : TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY


Our societal impact is focused on three key areas :
Global impact through investment approaches geared towards finding concrete solutions to today's major challenges.
Local impact through the commitment of our employees and the sharing of skills in the service of concrete projects, particularly in the field of entrepreneurship. We rely on strong synergies with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, which are managed independently of the Group.
​Dialogue with our stakeholders to contribute together to the advancement towards a more sustainable economy and society.

FROM COMMITMENTS TO ACTION

  • 9 startups supported by 20 employees
    • 13 employees have accompanied refugee entrepreneurs or structures in the field of refugee reception
    • *2021 figures

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