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Responsible Investing

Corporate Responsibility

We steadfastly believe that if we continue to think beyond the obvious for our clients, keep pushing for positive societal change and keep driving towards a greener economy, our clients’ financial future will be better protected."

Sustainability case study: GAM’s Climate Bond strategy.

We have a high conviction active approach. This means we can deliver on the investment side, but also focus on the real economy impact that we have through the strategies."
Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment

Our Approach

As active investors, we believe the inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, analysis and research in the investment process is integral to fundamental financial analysis. We believe long-term sustainable returns are dependent on stable, well-functioning and well governed social, economic and environmental systems. Our approach is based on five pillars:

• Strong governance and policy framework 
• Embedding ESG at the portfolio level to manage risk and drive alpha 
• Proactive voting and engagement to drive positive change
• Effective oversight and reporting through transparency
• Industry collaboration to improve policy and practices 

We are committed to investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking to protect and enhance our clients’ financial future through our investment solutions. 

We are proud signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment. The 2022 PRI Transparency Report for GAM Holding AG is available here.

To request a copy of our PRI Assessment Report, please contact

Active Stewardship

Stewardship and the principles of good governance are central to our approach to responsible investment. As investors, we recognise our stewardship responsibilities and use our influence to encourage companies to focus on long-term, sustainable value creation and to positively influence the outcomes for our clients, society and the environment.

We support global standards of good governance, including the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Global Governance Principles, the UK Corporate Governance Code and the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. We also support global stewardship principles, including the ICGN Global Stewardship Principles, and are public supporters of the Japan’s Stewardship Code, the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors, the Swiss Stewardship Code and the UK Stewardship Code (2021).

Our Thinking

GAM Explains: Europe’s changing ESG regulatory landscape – CSDDD
08 May 2024

Governments, businesses and civil society have increasingly called for mandatory sustainability legislation, resulting in significant regulatory developments taking place across the EU, US and beyond. In this explainer, we focus on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) which is set to have game-changing consequences for the corporate landscape in Europe. It is also geared up to operate in tandem with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

2024 Proxy Season: Key themes
08 April 2024

With the peak of the 2024 proxy season soon approaching, Simona Rubino from GAM’s Governance & Responsible Investing (GRI) team shares her views on six themes that she sees as priorities for this year and are likely to shape the shareholder meetings agenda.

GAM Explains: SFDR
6 March 2024

At GAM Investments, our purpose is to protect and enhance our clients’ financial future. As part of this, we are constantly challenging ourselves to think beyond the obvious. In the GAM Explains series, we outline and explore key industry developments, concepts and less well-known asset classes.

Sustainability Related Disclosures (SFDR)

Article 3 - Transparency of sustainability risk policies

Information about the integration of sustainability risks in our investment decision-making process can be found in our Responsible Investment Policy here

Article 4 - Transparency of adverse sustainability impacts at entity level

Our Principal Adverse Impacts Statement can be found here

Article 5 Transparency of remuneration policies in relation to the integration of sustainability risks

GAM’s Group Compensation Policy can be found here

Article 6 – Transparency of the integration of sustainability risks
Article 8 – Transparency of the promotion of environmental or social characteristics in pre‐contractual disclosures
Article 9 – Transparency of sustainable investments in pre‐contractual disclosures

Pre-contractual disclosures can be found in the relevant fund pages accessed via the fund list

Further details of our sustainability exclusions that apply to our Article 8 and Article 9 funds can be found here

These disclosures cover all UCITS management companies, Alternative Investment Fund Managers, and investment firms within GAM Holding AG ‘(‘GAM ‘Investments’ or ‘’we’), that fall under the definition of Financial Market Participants and/or Financial Advisers within Art. 2 of EU Regulation 2019/2088 (“SFDR).

GAM Sustainable Climate Bond Fund

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