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Creating both economic and social value

LGT Venture Philanthropy is part of LGT Group Foundation, the largest Private Banking and Asset Management Group in the world that is wholly owned by an entrepreneurial family. Thinking and acting in a responsible and long-term manner are deeply rooted in LGT’s corporate culture.

The establishment of LGT Venture Philanthropy is a result of LGT's corporate philosophy of thinking and acting in a forward-looking manner which creates and upholds values. As a successful business, LGT feels an obligation, across all LGT's locations, to make their own contribution toward a society worth living in.

LGT's understanding of sustainability

LGT aims to make a positive contribution to healthy economic and social development and regularly scrutinizes the impact of its activities on clients, business partners, employees, the environment and society. Economic prosperity is all about taking responsibility for society, the environment and employees.

Apart from its impact investing activities implemented by LGT Impact Ventures, LGT realizes its sustainability goals in a variety of ways:

Environment

LGT is committed to protecting the environment and climate on many levels, including through:

  • Energy efficiency measures and buying energy from renewable sources,
  • Cutting waste and using water sparingly.
  • Using environmentally friendly, socially responsible materials.
  • Offsetting all of its CO2 emissions by sponsoring a small-scale hydropower project in Honduras. By supporting this endeavour, which has Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) certification, LGT is also helping to fund schooling and healthcare initiatives in the region.
  • Being a partner of the Swiss Climate Foundation which assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland and Liechtenstein that take measures to save energy or develop climate-friendly products.

Social engagement

  • LGT is committed to upholding the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
  • LGT contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (UN Agenda 2030).
  • LGT attaches great value to developing and fostering its staff, promoting personal development through its in-house corporate university, the Liechtenstein Academy.
  • LGT offers its employees attractive working conditions and enables them to achieve a good work-life balance.
  • The LGT Employee Volunteering Program lets employees engage on a voluntary basis in assisting disadvantaged people and supporting environmental projects.

Responsible investing

  • LGT Capital Partners has signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)
  • LGT Capital Partners is a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), the European umbrella organization for sustainable investing.
  • LGT is a founding member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)

LGT’s investment universe applies internationally recognized standards with respect to controversial weapons. It excludes companies involved in manufacturing or distributing nuclear weapons, land mines, cluster bombs/munitions and biological and chemical weapons.

"The whole of society is responsible for helping disadvantaged people and those with meager incomes and offering them a fair chance to enjoy a self-determined life."

H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, CEO LGT and member of the Foundation Board of LGT VP