• Smart City

    The Opportunities of Change:
    Smart City

  • Smart Factory

    The Opportunities of Change:
    Smart Factory

  • Smart Mobility

    The Opportunities of Change:
    Smart Mobility

  • Smart Energy

    The Opportunities of Change:
    Smart Energy

Sustainable Investments

We are aware of our responsibilities as Germany’s market leader for sustainable investments. As well as the comprehensive integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects into our investment process, we want to play a role in making our future sustainable by steadily stepping up our engagement activities and collaborative work.
 
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    Real estate accounts for 40 per cent of the total annual demand for energy and commodities. At the same time, the world population is growing and urbanisation is intensifying. Investment in innovative technologies will play a crucial part in overcoming these challenges as the fate of a climate-neutral future will be decided primarily in our cities.
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    Manufacturing processes will change radically over the next 20 years as a result of automation and digitalisation. This will give rise to entirely new areas of business and innovations for a more sustainable future.
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    Technological innovation, the growing interconnectedness of different areas of life and greater efforts to protect our climate will change the structure of our transport system and business fields in the industry.
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    Modern technologies such as smart grids and smart meters can harmonise energy supply and energy demand in an efficient and intelligent manner. This will help to conserve resources.

#beyondtomorrow

We firmly believe that the shift towards greater sustainability presents concrete investment opportunities. Our sustainability experts discuss the opportunities of change: Smart City, Smart Energy, Smart Mobility and Smart Factory.

You can also visit our LinkedIn profile to make sure you don’t miss out on any news about #beyondtomorrow.

Union Investment

Our expertise

We started to apply sustainability criteria long before sustainable investing became a widespread trend and we have been systematically developing our expertise ever since. In addition, we are promoting the transformation towards a more sustainable economy through our engagement activities, our membership in organisations and our participation in initiatives.

Investment process

Investment process

Sustainable investment solutions for more than 30 years

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Engagement

Engagement

Getting involved as an active shareholder

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Initiatives and memberships of organisations

Initiatives and memberships of organisations

How we promote the acceptance and implementation of sustainability principles within the investment industry

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Topics for sustainable investment

Our ESG experts regularly assess current sustainability topics from an investor’s point of view.

<span>CO2-neutral is the first choice</span>

CO2-neutral is the first choice

Climate risks in investment are measurable

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  • #Climate
Oceans full of plastic waste

Oceans full of plastic waste

It is high time we learned how to deal responsibly with plastic

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  • #Plastic waste
Drugged nation

Drugged nation

The battle against painkiller abuse is an engagement issue

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  • #Opioids

Studies

Our ESG analysts regularly publish well-researched studies on current sustainability issues.

KPI

Key climate figures as future indicators in portfolio management

Union Investment’s inhouse key climate figures

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Reinventing Flying

Reinventing Flying

What is the future of flying? We take a look ahead.

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ESG integration in practice

ESG integration in practice

Sector analysis based on sustainability criteria
in portfolio management

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Publications

Our publications take a more detailed look at key questions shaping the current sustainability debate and investigate them from different angles.

The engagement magazine for institutional investors

engage! 2020
The engagement magazine for institutional investors

This year with the main topics #Government bonds, #Real estate, #Emerging markets and #Aviation.

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Thinking beyond tomorrow today

Thinking beyond tomorrow today

Being proactive has always been the foundation of good management.

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Your contacts

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact our sustainability team.

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ESG-Team