Sustainability policy

We see sustainability as a long-term force for change in markets, countries and companies. We are convinced that considering ESG factors results in better informed business decisions and therefore leads to better results for our clients. Since our establishment in 1933, we have maintained a long-term view on business development.

Exclusions are applied to controversial products and severe breaches of the UN Global Compact and/or OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises when a dialogue does not yield the required change. For topics like climate change and human rights specific policies and approaches have been developed. Carrying out stewardship responsibilities is an integral part of SCCN’s Sustainable Business Development approach. Our commitment to Sustainable Business Development is reflected in our endorsement of independent and broadly accepted codes of conduct and principles.

Our core values embody the essence of SCCN and serve as a touchstone for our day-to-day work. They forge a clear, shared identity for all executives and employees, which helps us execute our strategies in the best interests of our clients at all times. Those core values require us to be Client-centered, Innovative, Sustainable and Connecting. SCCN has a Code of Conduct in place that supports a culture of honesty and accountability. SCCN monitors the development of its portfolios and provides clients with transparent information on relevant developments directly related to their business and other relevant SCCN services while ensuring privacy of customer data. We continuously optimize the effectiveness of our internal controls in the interest of our clients.