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responsible capital has purpose

Our global economy is operating in an unsustainable model. We face major challenges to our modus operandi, such as demographic changes, limited natural resources, climate change, the digital revolution and inequality.

Civil society, empowered by the kind of transparency the digital revolution provides, is increasingly conscious of the dangers associated with sustainability. As a result, consumer behaviours are changing. Governments are also responding to that pressure by taking up a new sustainable development agenda, introducing a raft of new regulations designed to move our economies to a more sustainable model.

This changing regulatory and social framework has wide-reaching implications for existing business models, many of which will become unsustainable unless they too go through a transition. Companies will need to adapt as entire industries shift towards more sustainable models. Those willing and able to do so will survive and prosper, but those slow to change are likely to face major difficulties.

At Lombard Odier, we believe responsible capital is about creating sustainable returns over the long term. To achieve this, we think it is important to consider how sustainability challenges affect our economies, and the businesses that drive them, over the same time horizon, and to reflect those challenges in how we build portfolios

striving to create a better world with The Global Fund

Deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have been cut by one-third in countries where The Global Fund invests. The Global Fund and Lombard Odier’s purpose together is to mobilise investment to free the world from these three deadly diseases. Our strategy is an innovative investment model that supports the Sustainable Development Goals and advances global health. Our strategic partnership will rethink traditional approaches to investment and philanthropy.

responsible capital has purpose

fighting the battle against climate change with Affirmative Investment Management

Combatting the devastating effects of climate change is our combined mission. Affirmative Investment Management and Lombard Odier have spearheaded fixed income investment solutions that combine sustainability and profitability for decades.  We established the fastest growing climate bond strategy in 2017, confronting global challenges by financing positive solutions. To date, our strategy has had a positive environmental or social impact in over 50 countries.


​our responsible capital philosophy - rethinking for 222 years

We’ve grown stronger through 40 financial crises, not by standing still and waiting for them to pass, but by re-evaluating and rethinking the world around us. We have a long tradition of thinking and acting along principles of social responsibility, sustainability and impact investing. Over the last two centuries, we have consistently refined our approach to responsible investing with a passion borne out of our faith in its power and purpose. We believe that our heritage and depth of expertise in this category is unrivalled. Both our imagination and innovation enables us to offer pioneering investment strategies to our clients. It’s this ability to constantly rethink that makes an impact. That is what makes us different

Important information

This document is issued by Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd or an entity of the Group (hereinafter “Lombard Odier”). It is not intended for distribution, publication, or use in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, or use would be unlawful, nor is it aimed at any person or entity to whom it would be unlawful to address such a document. This document was not prepared by the Financial Research Department of Lombard Odier.

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