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Chartered Investment sees itself as a socially responsible company ("good corporate citizen"). Based on this self-image, we consistently pursue the global goals of sustainable development of the economy and society.

Hereby, we unconditionally tie in with sustainability as one of the most important topics on the global political agenda: starting with the first landmark agreements in 2015 (UN Sustainable Development Summit and Paris Agreement), the European package of measures, starting from the report of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance in December 2016 to the European Commission's Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth in March 2018 to the regulatory package SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation and their consequences, provided a comprehensive framework for a more sustainable financial system.

Sustainability in its environmental, social and good governance manifestations is an integral part of Chartered Investment's philosophy. Chartered Investment's holistic management of sustainability is built on two pillars:

Corporate Sustainability: with regard to our Group, we have set ourselves sustainability goals that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have implemented this self-image to ourselves as well as our clients and transaction parties as a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.


Signatories to the UN PRI: Principles for Responsible Investment

Chartered Investment is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment ("PRI"). PRI is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the United Nations Global Compact and is the world's leading network of financial market participants committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment strategies and ownership. As a signatory, Chartered Investment is committed to integrating ESG factors into our own business practices and promoting responsible behavior among the companies we work with.


Chartered Investment, as a signatory to the UN PRI | Principles for Responsible Investment, is guided by the Six Principles for Responsible Investment in all its business activities.


Chartered Investment's ESG Desk is the center of excellence for sustainability and thus responsible for the holistic management of sustainability at group level. It continuously assesses all major regulatory developments at international and European level in the field of sustainability. Through its involvement in ESG committees of leading industry associations in Germany and Luxembourg, Chartered Investment's ESG Desk actively contributes to the design of a sustainable sustainability infrastructure for the future. In this way, the ESG Desk supports Chartered Investment's clients and transaction parties in implementing strategies and concepts to help meet regulatory and voluntary sustainability objectives at the product level.


Logistics market leader DPL completely switches its financing to green bonds with the help of Chartered Investment

Deutsche Paletten Logistik issues two Green Bonds structured by Chartered Investment and commits to a strict sustainability course. Star fund manager Hendrik Leber (ACATIS Investment) invests a high double-digit million amount.


New "Responsibly Sourced Gold" certificate gives private investors access to sustainable gold for the first time

VP Bank and Chartered Investment create a structured product solution with a special certificate so that investors can invest in gold that meets the highest environmental and social standards.


Green Bonds - Issuing Sustainable Bonds via the Opus Platform

At the latest with the Green Deal of the European Union, Green Bonds have gained momentum. With its concept and subsequent regulations, the EU has made it clear that investments in corresponding projects are the most important means in the fight against climate change.



As a service provider, Chartered Investment has extensive experience in the efficient and target-oriented implementation of product standards that have since established themselves in the market for ESG-related product solutions.

These include, for example, the Green Bond Principles of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). Identical to the Social Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, ICMA's Green Bond Principles set out a common best practice aimed at supporting issuers in financing environmentally friendly and sustainable products. To that extent, Chartered Investment, supports the four core components of the Green Bond Principles (Use of Proceeds. Process for Project Evaluation and Selection, Management of Proceeds and Reporting), taking into account the Green Bond Framework as well as external verification, to successfully support transactions with environmental benefits.

Together with renowned data providers and ESG experts, Chartered Investment also implements product solutions at the index level. With LIXX Innovation, Chartered Investment opens pathways into all categories of ESG indices and benchmarks, especially Paris Aligned and Climate Transition benchmarks. Decarbonization strategies can also be mapped in all product solutions with the know-how of Chartered Investment's ESG desk.


EU taxonomy: The compass for ESG-compliant businesses and investment

EU taxonomy: The compass for ESG-compliant businesses and investment

The purpose of the EU Taxonomy Regulation, currently the subject of intense debate, is to provide businesses, financial market players, and investors with guidance that defines which investments are considered sustainable, describing more than 200 industries and economic sectors.

Responsible investing: The state of ESG - Part 1

Responsible investing: The state of ESG - Part 1

From the UN to the EU to authoritative business associations in Germany, organizations are addressing the principles of responsible investing. Increasingly, it is becoming apparent that demonstrating corporate ESG compliance is becoming the biggest challenge.