Our Climate Pledge
In May 2020, J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management launched a climate pledge aiming for a carbon-neutral outcome by 2035.
Bank J. Safra Sarasin is a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking and the Principles of Responsible Investing and is committed to contribute to achieving society’s goals as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management promotes collaboration within the financial markets in order to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, while also taking part in the public debate on the impacts of climate change at events and through collaborative initiatives. It is involved in developing business and investment strategies that have a positive contribution to tackling climate change. It supports actions to mitigate climate change and make adapting to the change possible.
With regards to its investment products and services, J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management is setting itself ambitious climate impact related targets. In the course of 2020–2035, it will further develop its sustainable investment processes towards carbon neutrality by:
- Investing in companies whose solutions enable emission reductions and which take the progression of climate change into account in their operations and strategy.
- Engaging with all financial market participants and fostering collaboration in order to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Focusing on analysing, mitigating and reporting financial risks of climate change in investment strategies.
- Aiming for a carbon-neutral outcome in assets under management by 2035.