Sustainable investing with VZ

It is becoming increasingly important for investors that their securities accounts contain investments that are socially, environmentally and commercially responsible. VZ has helped its customers invest their money sustainably for many years now.

For more than 20 years, we have offered sustainable investment opportunities and followed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment. These principles aim to bring the financial sector in line with the targets of the Paris climate agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals by considering the issue of sustainability when making all investment decisions.

The experts at VZ monitor more than 10,000 funds. As part of a multi-step process, they select those funds that firstly perform well in terms of quantitative criteria and secondly invest in companies that excel in environmental and social aspects as well as corporate social responsibility.

VZ considers ESG ratings, which measure key aspects of sustainability: environment, society and governance. Because each ratings agency has a different understanding of the term sustainability, their results can differ depending on their interpretation. This means that a company can do well with one agency, but get a poor mark from another.

At VZ, we use a multi-rating approach that combines a number of ratings. This results in a broad-based analysis that shows how sustainably structured a securities account is.