sustainability.

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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stewardship.

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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building bridges.

Building Bridges aspires to amplify the effectiveness of policy making in Switzerland to accelerate the flow of private sector investment in alignment with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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sustainability perspectives.

  • Building back better - a sustainable post-covid recovery

    COVID-19 has had a devastating global impact. Yet, we can create a greener future together. Sustainability, technology and renewable energy will be at the centre of this change and companies, who adapt their business models, will be the outperformers. Those who do not will be left behind. Discover our commitment and vision to building a sustainable post-pandemic world.

  • How will the planet keep moving in a post-COVID world?

    Worldwide, we’ve experienced clear improvements in air quality. Why? Because global transport was drastically reduced due to worldwide lockdowns in a bid to control the COVID-19 outbreak. We believe new, cleaner modes of transport may emerge from this crisis. Read more here.

  • COVID-19: the unexpected road to decarbonisation
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    COVID-19: the unexpected road to decarbonisation

    COVID-19’s global slowdown is resulting in an unforeseen decrease in carbon emissions and water pollution. Yet, will this last? Sustainable economic measures & permanent adoption of new behaviours will be key to securing a net zero world. 

sustainability news.

  • The shift to a sustainable economy is irreversible

    Powerful forces are at play in pushing forward the transition to achieving net zero. Our Managing Partner, Hubert Keller, explains the importance of the zero emissions target for investors, how we identify the winning and losing companies and the potential consequences of COVID-19 on the climate transition agenda. Read the full interview in NZZ am Sonntag here.

  • Warrior accountants: leading the green revolution?

    As the responsible investing business continues to grow, the Financial Times’s Gillian Tett believes players such as auditors, rating agency experts and corporate accountants could have a far greater impact on green issues than activists. Watch more in our video here

  • High-hanging fruit?: Feeding cities with vertical farming

    The coronavirus has disrupted the agricultural industry as populations worldwide are confined and supermarkets are under pressure. Meanwhile cities around the world continue to find farming solutions to serve local communities and reduce the carbon footprint of fresh food transportation. Discover Aerofarms, the world’s biggest vertical farm, less than 10 miles from Manhattan.