If you have a long-term horizon when it comes to saving, you can lay the foundation for a comfortable capital stock with small, regular amounts – and invest in “green” topics at the same time.
ARTICLES IN THE TOPIC “Sustainability”
Voting – Impacting companies through voting rights?
By submitting shareholder proposals at annual general meetings and exercising voting rights, investors can lobby companies to take measures in the direction of social responsibility, environmental protection or better transparency. In the previous year, Erste AM exercised its voting rights at 495 companies. In the blog post, we show what this entails using three examples.
How our ESGenius App helps us to track engagements
With our self-developed “ESGenius” App, we can track and document our ESG activities such as engagements. Two current examples show how the app helps us improve our ESG performance.
Demystifying the greenness of funds
The taxonomy alignment of a fund is comparable to the nutritional information of food. Investors can thus find out transparently to what extent a fund invests in “green activities”. Find out more about taxonomy alignment and how we manage it in our funds in the blog post by Research Analyst Hebing Dong.
The carbon footprint and how we measure it
Since 2018, Erste Asset Management calculates the carbon footprint of the entire fund range. Find out how we go about the calculation and how our funds compare to the overall market in the blog post.
World Water Day: by far more than “just” a vital resource
On World Water Day today, we are publishing the water footprint of our sustainable funds for the seventh time. Problems such as water shortages and the decline in groundwater levels have now also reached Europe. This makes it all the more important for companies to use our water resources responsibly and manage water risks sustainably.
A sustainable story of success
In July, the ERSTE RESPONSIBLE STOCK GLOBAL fund will celebrate its 20th anniversary. During its history so far, the fund has achieved a highly successful performance while the world of sustainable investments has changed fundamentally.
The Energy of the Future – OMV’s role and transformation
OMV is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies and a globally active energy and chemicals group. In this guest article, Florian Greger, Senior Vice President Investor Relations & Sustainability, explains the Group’s transformation strategy.
Microfinance defies international capital markets in 2022
The microfinance market also faced a variety of challenges in 2022. Despite the difficult environment, however, the global market continued to grow dynamically. The ERSTE RESPONSIBLE MICROFINANCE also developed positively in the previous year compared with the global equity and bond markets.
“Environmental themes offer potential for long-term growth phase“
Forbes Magazine ranked Clemens Klein, fund manager of ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT, as one of the top ten fund managers of the German-speaking region. In our interview, he talks about the investment strategy and philosophy of the fund.