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Making the future sustainable

We are aware of our responsibilities as Germany’s market leader for sustainable investments. As well as the comprehensive integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects into our investment process, we want to play a role in making our future sustainable by steadily stepping up our engagement activities and collaborative work.

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ESG analyst Dijana Bogdanovic on the relevance of extreme weather events to investment.

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Senior portfolio manager Dr. Thomas Deser on the consequences of climate change on the risk profiles of assets and companies.

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ESG analyst Jennifer Paffen on the challenges of climate change for investors and asset managers.

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Our Head of Sustainability in portfolio management, Dr. Henrik Pontzen, on the positive impact of investments to combat climate change.

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Investment process

Investment process

Sustainable investment solutions for more than 20 years

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Engagement

Engagement

Getting involved as an active shareholder

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Topics for sustainable investment

Topics for sustainable investment

Fascinating sustainability topics with relevance to investment

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Initiatives and memberships of organisations

Initiatives and memberships of organisations

How we promote the acceptance and implementation of sustainability principles within the investment industry

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Our recent publications

  • Sustainable investments

    Thinking beyond tomorrow today

    Times are changing. A few years ago, sustainability used to be a ‘nice-to-have’ feature of any portfolio. These days, it has become an investment criterion with concrete benefits for the investor that is definitely here to stay. After all, being proactive has always been the foundation of good management.

  • Performance characteristics of ESG scores

    Performance characteristics of ESG scores

    Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in investment. But can ESG criteria also deliver genuine performance gains by looking at factors outside the ‘traditional’ investment analysis?

  • Taxonomy and green bonds

    Taxonomy and green bonds

    In June 2019, a technical expert group (TEG) set up by the EU Commission presented a proposal that defined a standardised classification system. This was known as the taxonomy report. It is intended to provide a transparent means of assessing the environmental impact of an activity or investment. It could be first applied to green bonds.

  • Investing in an age of extreme weather events

    Investing in an age of extreme weather events

    Climate change is having a disruptive impact on our world – and therefore also on business models. For asset managers like ourselves, this means that climate factors must be firmly embedded into all investment processes. Our report on investing in an age of extreme weather events illustrates how we are integrating aspects of sustainability into our investment processes.

Global voting activities in 2019

As an internationally active shareholder, Union Investment attended and voted at a total of 2,288 annual general meetings in 28 countries last year. With our interactive world map and voting dashboard, you can easiliy view our votes.

Voting Dashboard