Zurich, 19 August 2021 – ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, today announces it has become a member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), the Swiss association working to foster financial practices that drive economic growth while benefitting society at large. Founded in 2014, the SSF association has over 180 members and network partners that include institutional investors, financial-services providers, universities and other organisations.
Sustainability has been at the heart of ThomasLloyd’s philosophy and strategy since their inception. By adopting a ‘triple return’ approach, the firm has established a long-track record of looking beyond risk and return but also generating a positive long-lasting impact at a social, environmental, and financial level through their investments.
Since 2013, the ThomasLloyd has been measuring and reporting on the impact of their investments, creating an empirical database showing their positive impact in high growth and emerging markets in Asia. This database captures metrics including direct job creation, CO2 saved, and broader benefits of increased access to clean energy for local communities in terms of education, productivity, and socio-economic development.
ThomasLloyd is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI) and supports various initiatives for sustainable investment such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Global Compact, the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN), and the Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Task Force (TCFD).
Michael Sieg, Chief Executive Officer of ThomasLloyd Group commented: “We are delighted to become a member of Swiss Sustainable Finance. ESG and sustainable investments have grown at an unprecedented pace in recent years as investors and society at large become increasingly aware of the risks climate change poses. Investment managers approach to capital allocation will be critical to tackling climate change, fostering economic progress and helping to improve the lives of people in cities and rural areas. Organisations like SSF play an essential role in bringing together industry participants and provide a platform for them to share best practice and find solutions to a global problem that affects us all, now and in the future. We very much look forward to contributing to advancing the sustainability agenda and drive positive change together with SFF and other members.”
In alignment with the long-term views of investors, earlier this year ThomasLloyd confirmed the 100% alignment of its current and future product portfolio with Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), showcasing its commitment to promoting genuine impact while ensuring financial returns.