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LGT Capital Partners provides sustainable equity solutions that will deliver ESG impact as well as compelling risk-adjusted returns.
Institutional investors are increasingly looking to sustainable equity solutions that will deliver the ESG impact they desire as well as the compelling risk-adjusted returns their stakeholders expect. LGT Capital Partners sustainability offering provides both, by giving them exposure to one of four different strategies – global equities, global quality equities, European equities and equity market neutral. Each combines a robust ESG assessment with in-depth fundamental analysis of companies. Our process also allows for customization to a client's specific ESG criteria, which can be applied to a range of different equity strategies defined by the investor.
Whatever the strategy chosen, the starting point is our conviction that ESG drives long-term performance while reducing reputational risk for the investor. Towards this end, we carry out a robust ESG assessment on each stock we consider investment, using our proprietary tool, the ESG Cockpit. It enables us to evaluate the ESG profile of companies on a broad range of different key performance indicators on environmental, social and governance themes. It also allows us to make judgements about companies in terms of the sector and region in which they operate, as well as measure their environmental footprints. Our aim is to provide investors with exposure to companies or entities that contribute to a sustainable improvement in human well-being and create long-term financial value.
We combine our ESG assessment with in-depth analysis based on financial criteria. Portfolio managers look for companies with strong market positions, which can participate in structural trends that will drive long-term growth. The process results in a concentrated portfolio of 30–70 stocks, depending on the strategy selected, which benefit from a compelling combination of ESG and traditional financial return drivers.
Our sustainable equity offering is managed by an experienced team of 12 specialists who leverage an investment process and risk management framework that has been mastered over the last eight years. With an average of 17 years of investment experience, the team operates within the firm's well defined ESG Committee framework. The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have recognized our work in their 2017 Assessment Report, where LGT Capital Partners received the highest possible score, A+, for its sustainable equity offering.