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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 22nd January 2018

Interview: “Future 2050 – the era of sustainability and smart machines”

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Dr. Ulrich Eberl (c) Siemens Ertz

Dr. Ulrich Eberl is one of the most renowned German-speaking scientific journalists and futurologists. He holds a PhD in biophysics from the Technical University of Munich and was Head of Global Communication  for research and future trends for 20 years at Siemens.

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Gerold Permoser am 12th September 2017

Sustainability? Possibly more important than you might think!

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I have recently read an interesting research report by one of our independent research partners, Gavekal Research. Gavekal Research is based in Hong Kong, and one of its strengths is its deep knowledge of the Asian market. The piece titled “Good Governance, Poor Performance” discusses good corporate governance. This is a central pillar of traditional as well as sustainable investment.

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Paul Severin am 18th June 2015

Building industry: The jungle of sustainability certificates

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Construction is becoming sustainable: More and more buildings carry so-called “green building labels”, but only few of these certificates are transnational. Follow Erste Asset Management on its trip trough the green label jungle.

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Paul Severin am 12th December 2017

Logistics keeps the economy moving

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Logistics makes sure the economy keeps moving. Today our world would not be conceivable without it.

From an economic point of view, the multiple transport of goods across Europe does make sense but from a sustainable point of view, the environment suffers from increased CO2 and fine particle pollution, exhaust gases and noise. The speed at which goods are transported increases steadily and thus also the burden of the workers involved therein.

 

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 16th October 2017

Dividend shares with new momentum

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Author: Dieter Kerschbaum, Communications Specialist Österreich

 

Half a year ago we launched a new equity fund, which offers an investment opportunity in global equities with a stable dividend yield above market average. At the same time, we take into account criteria of sustainability as well as social and ethical criteria in the stock picking process. We spoke with Alexander Sikora-Sickl, who is responsible for the investment process, about the performance since the launch of the fund and about the environment for dividend shares.

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Gabriela Tinti am 28th September 2017

Urbanisation in Asia: challenge and opportunity

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Asia’s cities are growing and growing, presenting the urban infrastructure with great challenges. Thanks to technical progress, the relevance of environmentally friendly transport solutions is on the rise. Investors can benefit from this trend, as Gabriela Tinti points out in an op-ed article for the magazine “Global Investor”.

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Paul Severin am 22nd May 2017

Bribery accusations put shock to Brazilian capital markets

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Last Thursday, incriminating video and audio tapes emerged that linked current President Michel Temer to bribery. The accusations have thrown Brazil into a deep political crisis, and the capital markets have lost massively.

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Paul Severin am 20th March 2017

How sustainable are batteries?

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A growing number of devices do not need a constant connection to the power grid anymore and therefore allow a mobile usage. Batteries ensure that power is available regardless of its time and place of production. In a world that does not work without energy we need storage units that can provide large amounts of energy. However, every solution to this problem comes with a price tag, also in terms of sustainability.

Read the current issue of our sustainable Magazine ERSTE RESPONSIBLE RETURN – The ESG Letter here:
esgletter.en.erste-am.com

 

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Paul Severin am 14th December 2016

Toys: A happy Christmess!

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At Christmas, gifts have become tradition. For all those with children, toys are among the most popular Christmas presents.

However, a look into history reveals that Christmas and presents have not always gone together. Meanwhile, the toy industry has long since become a huge business.

Reason enough to scrutinize toy manufacturers in terms of sustainability. Our sustainability experts are addressing this issue in the current sustainability magazine.
Read the current issue here: esgletter.en.erste-am.com

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Gerold Permoser am 13th October 2016

Erste Asset Management bans coal mines from all mutual funds

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Erste Asset Management (EAM) has excluded companies that derive more than 30% of sales from coal mining from its mutual funds. In doing so, EAM is one of the first asset managers to have taken this step. “This was the next logical step for us, having excluded coal mining from our sustainable funds at the beginning of the year,” as Heinz Bednar, CEO of Erste Asset Management, explains.

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