ESG Update

New standards for climate-friendly investments

At the end of January, an iceberg the size of the whole of London broke off in Antarctica - where our picture was also recently taken. The rapid limitation of global warming is at the center of efforts to align markets in a climate-friendly way. The Picard Angst ESG Competence Center supports you in the development of individual ESG strategies.CINDY HOPKINS / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

Switzerland and its financial market are committed to the goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. This is necessary to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C and to strive for a limit of 1.5°C. Data, transparency and benchmarking among market participants are key enablers for achieving this goal.

In this update, we focus on making portfolios more climate-friendly with the help of the Swiss Climate Scores, as well as on regulatory developments and our sustainable ESG+ strategies.

Swiss Climate Scores

Investment decisions need to be made based on the current situation as well as future developments. The Swiss Climate Scores contain indicators and measures that describe the current state of a portfolio or investment strategy on the one hand and take into account the future transition to net zero on the other.

The Swiss Climate Scores are a possible steering tool in the climate-friendly orientation of financial investments and promote investment decisions that contribute to the achievement of global climate goals.

ESG Update 1/2023

What impact do regulatory developments and the introduction of Swiss Climate Scores have on the various players in the Swiss financial center? Read the assessments of the Picard Angst ESG Competence Center.

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The Swiss Climate Scores are based on the commitments of the Paris Agreement with the following targets:

  • By 2050, achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5°C.

The approach is used to align an investment strategy and investment portfolios with a more climate-friendly path and to promote the meaningfulness and benchmarking of different investment portfolios and investment products.

Indicators and minimum criteria

The topic of sustainability in the financial industry and the ongoing regulation and design of ESG remains a dynamic process.

Picard Angst ESG strategies

The Picard Angst ESG+ strategy can optimise the sustainability profile of a portfolio by systematically integrating ESG criteria in a risk-optimised manner, while ensuring a controlled tracking error relative to the benchmark.

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ESG Competence Center

The question now is, what do asset owners and asset managers do with all this information?
And how can we translate it all into an investment strategy and/or a portfolio?

We see ourselves as a sparring partner who works with you to develop an ESG strategy tailored to your needs. The ESG Competence Center will be happy to support you.

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Your contact

Daniel Gerber

Head of Market Switzerland & Chief Sustainability Officer