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Sustainable investment as a strategy for a better future

Focus on ESG investment and sustainability

since 2001
Do you want to have a positive influence on the future of our society and our planet through your investments? Investors have relied on the expertise of Degroof Petercam for sustainable and ESG investment products since 2001.
However, the regulations concerning Impact Investing, SRI, and sustainable investment have undergone massive changes: investment products marketed under the label ‘sustainable’ will have to meet rigorous sustainability criteria. Degroof Petercam will be pleased to point the way and guide you in your sustainable investment choices.

For several years, we have seen demand for both ESG and SRI investments rise, with 2020 and the strong performance of both types of investments during the Covid-19 crisis acting as a clear accelerator of demand.

Maxim Boccart, Fund Manager

ESG investing: a positive story


ESG investing is investing in companies that are selected based on criteria linked to three pillars:
  • Environment (E)
  • Social (S)
  • Good Governance (G)
These ESG criteria are widely accepted around the world as the way to build more positive businesses and more sustainable society. In other words, ESG goes beyond mere attention to CO2 emissions or the climate and also takes into account factors such as working conditions or how many women are on the board. At Degroof Petercam, we have developed a robust ESG process over the past 20 years and have built up extensive experience.

Governments are also being scrutinized under the ESG microscope. Because we also include government bonds in our portfolios, and we do not want to compromise on sustainability in doing so

Jérôme van der Bruggen, Head of Investments

Investing in sustainable

products and activities

Sustainable investments are investments with an explicitly sustainable objective, which may be environmental or social. Consider, for example, the use of renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions, stimulating the circular economy, addressing inequality, promoting labor relations, or investing in human capital. It means that sustainable investing goes one step further than ESG investing.

Demand for investments with a clear positive social impact is increasing because the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals provides, for the first time, a clear frame of reference for determining what positive impact is.

Kris Organe, Sustainability Expert
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Download our

ESG and sustainability

brochure
Want to learn more about our methodology and how we integrate sustainability criteria into our investment policy? Download our brochure and discover our approach and your options.

We are at your side.

Tomorrow begins now.

Stable long-term

returns

It was long thought that choosing an ESG or sustainable approach would come at the expense of investment performance. However, the opposite is true. Our experience in researching, analyzing, and selecting securities that meet these ESG and sustainability criteria helps to ensure that we generate stable returns over the long term.

Investments in line with your

investment profile

Find the management mandate or service that matches your needs and your budget.

Discretionary management

You entrust the management of your portfolio to an expert who invests for you in both investment funds and direct lines.

Patrimonial advice

You invest in Degroof Petercam's flagship funds in order to derive maximum benefit from our expertise and strategic convictions.

Structural advice

You want to manage your assets yourself. In order to test and refine your investment orientations, you seek neutral advice from our experts and call on their extensive expertise in the area of asset selection.

Advisory Platform

You want to digitally tailor your portfolio composition to your needs. Not only do you have a wide choice of investment funds at your disposal, you can also count on expert guidance at every stage of the process.
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Do you want to have a more sustainable and positive influence on the future through your investments?

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