All properties are subject to our sustainability impact assessment. It comprises ESG evaluations for macro locations, micro locations and buildings. The criteria applied are energy and environment, comfort and well-being, quality of use and flexibility, mobility. All invested property must comply with our sustainability criteria.
The approach is based on guidelines of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) and other organizations, sustainability labels such as BREEAM, LEED and DGNB other third party sources and Vontobel's own experience. Each location and each building has to pass the ESG check conducted by our in-house experts. If a building does not pass it cannot be bought.