The team at Metzler Asset Management GmbH consults regularly on ESG issues with other members of the BVI’s ESG Working Group. This includes integrating the guidelines for responsible investing into the BVI Rules of Good Conduct.
As of 1 August 2018, Metzler Asset Management GmbH is a full member of CRIC e.V. The association's main areas of activity include engagement, research and the creation of awareness for responsible investments in society, politics and business.
Since 2002, Metzler has been a member of Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), an industry association promoting sustainable investment. This association aims to raise awareness of sustainable solutions in investing and applying them to make a positive impact on the direction of social and environmental change.
Metzler Asset Management GmbH works with ISS-oekom to develop ethical and/or sustainable exclusionary screening for individual clients and/or “best-in-class” approaches to the management of institutional funds.
The Accelerating Sustainable Finance initiative was launched on 23 May 2017. It was established by Deutsche Börse Group along with major stakeholders from the Frankfurt/Main financial centre. On 5th February 2018, Emmerich Müller, personally liable partner of Metzler Bank, signed the "Frankfurt declaration" on behalf of Bankhaus Metzler. The Frankfurt declaration is a general letter of intent about the creation of sustainable infrastructures in the financial sector. It demonstrates the signatories’ intention to define the framework conditions for sustainable finance and to put concrete initiatives in place in the Frankfurt financial centre. These are directed towards the identification of innovative business areas and the responsible handling of risks, among other things.
In 2012, Metzler Asset Management GmbH was one of the first German asset managers to sign the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a voluntary commitment by signatories established in 2005 on the initiative of the United Nations. More than 1,400 members from 50 countries, representing over USD 59 trillion in invested capital, have now joined this initiative. For more information, please click here.