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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."
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. Our 2021 Pilot PRI Transparency Report 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 and support the stewardship principles outlined in Japan’s Stewardship Code, the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors and the UK Stewardship Code (2021).

Our Thinking

COP28: Is this the moment for a course correction?
29 November 2023

Chief Sustainability Officer Stephanie Maier outlines her hopes and expectations for COP28, with the investments necessary to facilitate the transition to a net zero economy increasingly coming into focus.

GAM Explains: Climate Transition Plans – the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce to set gold standard
9 November 2023

Pivotal climate Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings in recent years have led to much of the global economy making pledges to achieve net zero by 2050.

Thematic Thoughts: The Upshot of 4.3 billion People
08 September 2023

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 Thematic Thoughts series, we highlight emerging sustainability ideas and themes that could present investment opportunities.

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

Creating long-term positive environmental impact.

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