Our position on sustainability

Our position on sustainability

Our commitment

As the largest independent investment company in the German-speaking world, we are conscious of our social responsibility. We regard the trust of our customers and employees as valuable assets. We want to drive innovation and change – in line with our corporate guidelines and our responsibility towards our environment . Our employees cultivate a culture of responsibility and individual accountability.

Accordingly, the Universal-Investment Group shapes its business activities to make them sustainable and valuable for society and the environment. The integration of sustainability into our long-term corporate strategy complements our vision of becoming Europe's leading fund service platform, which promotes the acceptance and implementation of sustainability in investment decisions.

Our customers, our employees as well as society and environment form the pillars of our sustainable corporate success. We achieve our vision with a sustainability strategy that meets our responsibility for these three areas. Corporate goals, customer orientation and employee satisfaction should be in line with social and ecological principles.

As a central platform for institutional investors and fund initiators, the Universal Investment Group is a fundamental building block of the financial industry. To live up to the related high level of responsibility, we have actively committed ourselves to the "Principles for Responsible Investment" (PRI).

This voluntary commitment, developed by the United Nations, aims to increase the incorporation of environmental, social and corporate governance factors in investment decisions. Since its foundation in 1968, the Universal-Investment Group – as a fund service platform – has strictly excluded active asset management.

For this reason, these PRI principles are of utmost importance for us:

  • We will promote acceptance and implementation of the PRI principles within the investment industry.
  • We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the PRI principles.
  • We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the PRI principles.

You want to know more?

Further questions and inquiries for information should be addressesd to our ESG-Office - we would be happy to help you: sustainability@universal-investment.com.