Good reasons for a Sustainable Investment
"The future belongs to those able to provide creative answers to the challenges ahead."
Money is not neutral – everything depends on how you invest it.
By opting for sustainable investment, you take a conscious decision to invest in companies, countries and institutions that respect the environment and look for social balance. This contributes both to sustainable development in general and to the portfolio’s long-term economic performance in particular. Since 1989 Sarasin Asset management has been offering investment products that meet standards regarding sustainability without any compromise on financial performance.
Sustainable investment not only makes sense from a social and ecological perspective, but is financially rewarding as well. Sustainable investments promise more consistent returns, especially for investors with long-term horizons, by avoiding the risks associated with a conventional “unsustainable” approach to investment.
|Sustainability reduces risks|
Sustainable companies are as a rule more sensitive with regard to specific risks and therefore tend to act in a farsighted manner. A food manufacturer, for example, minimises the risk to his reputation by not uncritically favouring the cheapest suppliers, which in the worst-case scenario could potentially expose him to a food scandal.
|Sustainability helps to seize opportunities|
Energy, climate, water, health: In order to secure the foundations for commercial success over the long run, farsighted solutions need to be found. Companies that develop the products needed for this can break into new, attractive markets.
|Sustainability pays off|
Numerous scientific studies have shown that sustainable investment is not a charitable action, nor does it automatically entail a compromise on investment performance. In fact, many studies have identified a statistically significant positive effect. You can find further information concerning sustainable investment and performance by visiting the following website: FSinsight.
"Sustainable investment has nothing to do with sponsoring. It is in fact a financially astute way of achieving attractive returns over the long run."
Andreas Knörzer, Head Sarasin Asset Management