Sustainability: The right ESG data for your portfolio and the planet 

The increasing importance of sustainable investing (SI) brings its own challenges, but great opportunities as well. We capture your beliefs and develop solutions and products on this basis that offer you a range of implementation options. 

Sustainability is no longer a trend or a special topic but should be considered in all investments. ESG criteria are taken into account in 45% of our managed assets – and the trend is rising. 

At Quoniam, sustainability begins in house. We have set ourselves goals for sustainability and our guidelines for responsible investment are based on them. We are also guided by national and international standards. 

Sustainable Investing committee and team 

Cross-team expertise 

The SI committee reviews and updates our SI strategy and all matters relating to screening, data quality, integration and engagement. It also reviews compliance with our Responsible Investment Guidelines. 


The SI committee is supported by experts from the Product Management, Governance & Business Advisory, Client Relations, Product Communications and Marketing departments. Together, they form the SI team, which plans and realises the implementation of ESG strategies and regulatory requirements.  

As part of the Union Investment Group, we also work closely with Union Investment’s ESG team in the areas of engagement and proxy voting, and regularly exchange views on the topics of EU regulations, data providers, ESG strategies and sustainability risks. 

History 

Sustainable Investing at Quoniam since 2004 

  • 2021
    • Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative
    • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • 2019
    • Climate Action 100+
    • TCFD
  • 2017
    • LGPS Cost Transparency Code
    • Frankfurt Declaration 
    • QFS SICAV apply ESG investing 
  • 2016

    BVI Code of Conduct Sustainability

  • 2015
    • EFAMA Code for external Governance
    • Montreal Carbon Pledge
    • Global Investor Statement on Climate Change
    • Cooperation: GIZ 
  • 2012

    Signing: PRI Principles for Responsible Investment

  • 2008

    UN Global Compact

  • 2005

    First SI mandate fixed income

  • 2004

    First SI mandate equities

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Jorre Willemse

Contact

Jorre Willemse
Head of Client Relations International
T +49 (0) 69 743 84 0

 

Further Information
Interview
November 2022
Expert discussion on the role of forward-looking climate metrics in decarbonization portfolios

Dr Jieyan Fang-Klingler, Dr Maximilian Stroh and Frederik Wisser share pioneering insights on the topic of climate data and decarbonisation of portfolios from their new working paper “Back to the Future: The Role of Forward-looking Climate Metrics in Decarbonization Portfolios“. In the interview, they explain their findings and give an outlook on further ESG research projects.

Article
October 2022
CEO Statement on decarbonising institutional portfolios: doing nothing is the worst option of all!

The required changes in the wake of the climate crisis may seem like a (regulatory) burden, but in fact present a massive chance for asset owners and asset managers – not only to support transformation, but also to manage risks and create value.

Article
October 2022
Climate in focus: Classifying performance effects and identifying companies for a sustainable future

Do climate-friendly companies offer a return premium? Should investors rely on past data? Or should they dare a look ahead? Our research experts Dr Jieyan Fang-Klingler and Dr Maximilian Stroh answer these questions.