Responsible Investing

Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability Report

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."
Peter Sanderson, Group Chief Executive Officer
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 gri@gam.com.

Responsible Investment Policy

Our Climate Focus

Corporate Governance and Voting Principles

Engagement policy

Exclusion Policy

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).

GAM Stewardship Report 2022

Japan Stewardship Statement 2022

Our Voting Records

Our Thinking

Responsible Investing

6 min read

COP27: A temperature check on progress
07 November 2022

As COP27 begins, Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, shares her thoughts on what to expect from the crucial climate talks.

Responsible Investing

5 min read

The next generation: what will “Generation Alpha” look like?
02 March 2022

Set to be the largest generation ever, Gen Alpha will also be the generation with the largest spending power yet. GAM Investments’ Swetha Ramachandran looks at how this more digital, more sustainable generation could influence consumption in the luxury sector.

Responsible Investing

5 min read

The Disruptive Strategist - Industry 4.0 drives the Additive Manufacturing revolution
18 February 2022

As concerns around global supply chains mount, additive manufacturing could provide a more reliable, sustainable and efficient solution. GAM Investments’ Kevin Kruczynski discusses 3D printing’s long-term industrial potential.

Sustainability blog

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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

GAM Investments considers the principal adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors
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 gam.com 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).

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