|Date joined:||27 August, 2019|
|Initiatives:||Principles for Responsible Banking|
J. Safra Sarasin Group – Sustainable Swiss Private Banking since 1841 As an international group committed to sustainability, J. Safra Sarasin is well established through its banks in more than 25 locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. A global symbol of private banking and wealth management tradition, the group emphasizes security and well-managed conservative growth for its clients. It has been a pioneer and thought-leader in sustainable investments with 30 years of experience.
Summary of sustainability strategy
Sustainability has been a central component of the bank’s corporate strategy since its inception and fully integrated in our key investment offerings for 30 years.
The bank’s sustainability strategy is based on five central objectives:
Embedding sustainability in the corporate strategy: The bank incorporate sustainability and associated principles and rules of corporate governance in every aspect of its business activity.
Incorporate sustainability considerations in core investment activities: The bank’s integrated approach adds environmental, social and governance analysis to its financial assessment to better identify opportunities and risks in the long-term.
Live a sustainable corporate culture: We provide for a respectful and diverse working environment for all of our employees
We are part of the society: We are active participants and contributors to sustained social development
We manage resources efficiently: We seek to achieve commercial success while limiting our environmental footprint.
Why did the bank join UNEP FI as a member?
Because sustainable and responsible banking is a key component of Bank J. Safra Sarasin’s business and service offering.
“For us, sustainability is not a niche offering, but an integral part of our brand. Our claim, “Sustainable Swiss Private Banking since 1841”, is a clear expression of Bank J. Safra Sarasin’s commitment to ensuring that sustainability is firmly embedded in every aspect of our business activities,” Edmond Michaan, CEO, J. Safra Sarasin