Pictet adheres to UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Committed to integrating ESG criteria

In line with our fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of our clients and our undertaking to adhere to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), we are committed to integrating ESG criteria in our investment processes and ownership practices with a view to enhancing returns and/or mitigating risks.

We also aim to embed ESG in our risk management and reporting tools to maintain high standards of transparency and accountability.

Signatory since 2007

The first Pictet business unit to sign the UN PRI in 2007, Pictet Asset Management, has been active in sustainable investing for nearly 20 years.

Also signatory, Pictet Wealth Management is refining its strategy for responsible investment. The approach aims to address all our decision-making processes, from research to the final investment decision, and is presented in our brochure Responsible Investing.

Pictet Alternative Advisors became a signatory of the UN PRI last July, when it committed to systematically integrating ESG factors in its selection processes.

The Pictet Group Pension Fund also signed up to the UN PRI and adopted an investor charter for asset management which places an emphasis on integrating ESG criteria in portfolio management, active proxy voting and complying with the Pictet Group’s exclusion policy.

International Energy Agency

Given the importance for long-term investors of the transition to a low-carbon economy and renewable energy sources, Pictet has joined forces with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to compile the World Energy Outlook 2016 (WEO). The WEO is the IEA’s flagship publication and acknowledged as the world’s most authoritative source for energy market analysis and forecasts.

Swiss Climate Foundation

In 2008, Pictet was among the founding members of the Swiss Climate Foundation, a non-profit foundation that directly champions the cause of climate protection in Switzerland.

The Foundation, which this year marks its 10th anniversary, helps to fund small and medium enterprises (SME) that take active steps to reduce CO2 emissions and provides support for research and development into technologies and products in the field of environmental protection.