How important now is it for Swiss independent asset managers to incorporate ESG into their portfolios?
ESG criteria are not yet being effectively integrated into the portfolios of independent wealth managers’ clients. One might even go so far as to point out that the situation is the same for a majority of financial establishments in Switzerland. However, if we take the view that one of the greatest advances achieved by the COP21 conference in Paris is that industries will be leading change in terms of sustainable development, sooner or later this issue will no longer be specifically confined to financial management but will instead become a part of normal life. That will take time.