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Banque Raiffeisen Conference

03 June 2019

In the spirit of sustainability

This very special conference hosted by Banque Raiffeisen was held at the Philharmonic, in the capital. The focus of the event was "Sustainable investment - Succeeding together, where we fail alone." The invitation to the conference had been announced by Banque Raiffeisen, and both Guy Hoffmann (Chairman of the Management Committee) and Georg Joucken (Head of Private Banking) addressed the topic of sustainable development. The Swiss bank Vontobel, our event partner, was represented by Frank Häusler, chief strategist at Vontobel. He discussed the outlook for the financial markets and explained the role of sustainable investments in Vontobel's investment strategy.

Today, sustainability is ingrained in many areas and is no longer only limited to the environmental field. ESG stands for "Environment, Social and Governance", and in order to make these principles a reality, it is essential for the private sector to contribute alongside government institutions. Banks, in particular, should contribute to the accomplishment of this huge task. Banque Raiffeisen is ideally positioned to meet such challenges, especially given that the principle of sustainability has been part of the cooperative bank's DNA since the very beginning. Unlike other banks, Banque Raiffeisen Bank does not aim to maximise profits, but works first and foremost in the interest of its clients and members who can benefit from many advantages thanks to the OPERA and OPERA PLUS offers.

Banque Raiffeisen wants to offer its clients products that fit into sustainability, so as to give them the opportunity to invest their money sustainably.

Sustainable investment is for people who not only want to build assets, but who actively want to contribute to building a more responsible future, and thus lay the foundation for sustainable development.

In the area of investment funds and structured investment products, Banque Raiffeisen works primarily with its long-time partner, Vontobel Bank. Vontobel is a recognized expert on sustainable investment and has achieved the status of "Prime” assigned by the ISS-Oekom agency, the leading rating agency for sustainable development and investment.

In addition, Banque Raiffeisen offers its clients excellent investment funds boasting the internationally recognized LuxFLAG label.

Developed by LuxFLAG (Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency), the ESG label promotes transparency for sustainable investments in the economic, social and environmental fronts. Clients can also select certified LuxFLAG ESG funds that have been chosen on the basis of the 'Best Of’ selection procedure.





Banque Raiffeisen offers


This consists of discretionary portfolio management with investment funds that have a positive environmental and social impact. A personal investment advisor provides assistance to clients who opt for this solution and entrust a mandate to that effect, and they thus benefit from a wide range of investment opportunities.



In the field of investment consulting, Banque Raiffeisen is working closely with its partners to offer clients a first-rate ESG fund selection. Banque Raiffeisen also offers structured products that meet ESG criteria and that are certified by Vontobel's "ACT ESG" label. In addition, clients benefit from a large selection of green bonds.


For Banque Raiffeisen, contributing positively to the welfare of its clients and its members and sustainability is self-evident.