The next economic revolution has begun. At Lombard Odier, we believe sustainability will drive returns in the next three to five years and beyond. Our current operating model is unsustainable. It simply has to change, and the time is now. This global shift is already transforming our economies and the companies that drive them. And it is changing how we invest. This is The Sustainability Revolution. The largest investment opportunity in history.

the sustainability revolution.

The notion of ‘sustainability’ has most commonly been associated with climate change, but this current revolution goes way beyond that single, albeit very important, issue. 

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pressure for change.

The pressure on the corporate world to transition to a more sustainable model isn’t new. 

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sustainability in portfolio management.

Throughout history, companies have had to change with the times. At Lombard Odier, this principle has been part of our DNA for over 200 years. 

how we embed sustainability into our portfolio management

our three-pillar approach.

We use a three-pillar approach to see which firms are best positioned to benefit from the significant opportunities of The Sustainability Revolution. It assesses the sustainability of a company’s financial model, business practices and business models.

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We are firm believers in the importance of active ownership. This is a valuable tool to help companies transition in an orderly fashion, to adapt and increase their resilience. 

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Welcome to FT Rethink.

We have collaborated with the Financial Times to create a video series called “FT Rethink ” that brings to life how this next economic revolution will affect companies and investors whilst exploring the unparalleled investment opportunity.

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sustainability perspectives.

  • Youth in revolt - The climate change activists making their voices heard

    The youth of today are in revolt. Greta Thunberg’s driving forward a climate change movement, Flore Vasseur’s producing powerful documentaries, Laalitya Acharya’s developing revolutionizing technologies to increase access to energy in developing countries and Boyan Slat’s organizing large-scale initiatives to get rid of the ocean's plastic.

  • Doing ethical business in Africa
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    Doing ethical business in Africa

    In Kapsitwet, farmers are seeing their incomes increase. How? By the launch of an innovative sustainable investment model called the Livelihoods Carbon Fund. Margaret Muchanga, a local farmer, sees a path to prosperity “I can now sell my own produce” she shared. Discover the full story here

  • Panning for Gold With Artificial Intelligence
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    Panning for Gold With Artificial Intelligence

    The mining industry has a problem. Its productivity has drastically decreased, its environmental footprint is high and rare minerals are in high demand. One solution is artificial intelligence. Discover here how some companies such as DataCloud and Newtrak address the sustainability equation by making the process more efficient.

sustainability news.