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Impact & thematic investing


Sustainable Equities Boutique
White Paper | Read | 12 min

Global impact equities report 2022: Solutions to sustainability challenges

Whether it’s potentially avoiding emissions of CO2, manufacturing affordable drugs, or providing liters of drinking water, the companies Vontobel Fund II - Global Impact Equities invest in have made real-world impacts on our planet and society. Every year, we assess how our holdings have helped provide solutions to sustainability challenges.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
Viewpoint | Read | 7 min

Meeting sustainability and investor goals by supporting biodiversity

Biodiversity loss often takes a backseat to climate change in global headlines but ignoring the preservation of natural ecosystems poses a threat to water, land, marine life, health, and can increase poverty. There is an urgent need for change. The upcoming COP 15 will address biodiversity solutions that will benefit companies, investors, and society.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
Viewpoint | Read | 4 min

Embracing net zero targets the right way

With Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh being the venue of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), it’s worth remembering that developing economies bear most of the negative effects of emissions mainly produced in industrialized nations. Therefore, the onus is on western companies to go “net zero carbon”, but how to measure their progress? One common yardstick for investors is the carbon footprint method – or the more encompassing “potential avoided emissions” method propagated by Vontobel’s impact investing team.

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