Every global elite group that you can imagine has thrown their full weight behind Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy. All central banks, all global corporations, all elite families, all major political structures, etc. As Alfred E. Neuman proclaimed, “What, me worry?” ⁃ TN Editor
Edmond de Rothschild is a conviction-driven investment house that favors strategies and investments rooted in the real economy, combining long-term performance and impact.
The 2019 report provides a comprehensive view of its ongoing progress and its continuous engagement to reach its 2020 objectives for sustainable development. It features performance results and examples across its unique ecosystem.
2019 REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
Supporting innovation for responsible investment
23 bn. USD assets under management (AUM) in Responsible Investment
96% of our open funds and dedicated SRI funds have calculated their carbon footprint
111 mill. USD AUM managed in our Responsible Investment Mandate for private clients
2.75 bn. USD of private equity assets are managed with the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations
Ensuring ethical and responsible behaviour
More than 16,000 hours of training on Ethics & Compliance subjects delivered
Developing the talents and qualities of internal entrepreneurs to serve our transformation
100% of employees attended at least one training programme
Almost 6,000 training hours delivered within the leadership development programme
Managing the environmental impact
35,000 trees planted in small local farms of Nicaragua since 2017 through our Insetting programme
25% reduction in the carbon footprint per employee since 2014
Collaborating with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations* in societal engagements
60 employees committed to various philanthropic programmes in 2019
More than 20 start-ups benefitted from our employees expertise
The Group is a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2011. This report represents its Communication on Progress (COP) and outlines its contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). It was prepared by conforming as much as possible to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards Key performance indicators were verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a member of the PwC international network.
ABOUT EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD
As a conviction-driven investment house founded upon the belief that wealth should be used to build the world of tomorrow, Edmond de Rothschild specialises in Private Banking and Asset Management and serves an international clientele of families, entrepreneurs and institutional investors. The group is also active in Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Real Estate and Fund Services. With a resolutely family-run nature, Edmond de Rothschild has the independence necessary to propose bold strategies and long-term investments, rooted in the real economy.
Created in 1953, the Group now has CHF 173 billion (€ 160 billion) in assets under management, 2,600 employees and 32 locations worldwide.
* The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are a network of 10 private foundations under the leadership of Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild. They are entirely separate and independent from the Edmond de Rothschild Group. In 2017, over 30 projects have been supported and developed by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. To find out more about these and other projects click here.