The overall responsibility for the responsible investment policy lies with the Group Sustainability Committee, headed by Zeno Staub, CEO of Vontobel.
Corporate Sustainability Management is responsible for the group-wide implementation of the Principles for Responsible Investment and cooperates with all business units to go forward in this.
The ESG investment committee meets decides about sustainability fund universes and major sustainability themes to be covered in different sustainability products. The committee defines the architecture of all ESG investment products (investment approach, universe, processes) and determines the applicable investment threshold and exclusion criteria.
Dedicated portfolio managers are responsible for the management of sustainable products. Investment analysts, partially in cooperation with the portfolio managers, select those equities and bonds conforming to the relevant ESG standards.