Sustainable resources: because sustainability is much more than just a lifestyle.
Invest in the sustainable use of resources and profit
From veggie burgers to electric cars, there are all kinds of ways to lead a sustainable life. You and your investments can promote the sustainable use of resources around the world.
Painting the world green(er)
From plastic in the sea to extraction of raw materials in conflict zones, our consumption is primarily to blame for the harm inflicted on ecosystems. Natural resources are finite and we currently consume more than our planet provides. We’re putting our environment under enormous strain and putting our living space at risk.
We need to use our natural resources carefully to preserve our planet for future generations. We can all help in our own small way by taking a more conscious and sustainable approach to what we consume on a daily basis.
But for real change, and to reduce the consumption of raw materials, we need companies that...
- support the sustainable use of resources;
- implement new concepts like the circular economy; and
- search for innovative energy solutions.
In other words, companies that enable a more sustainable, resource-efficient world in the long term. You and your conscious decision to make sustainable investments are vital in furthering this positive momentum.
The sustainable use of resources will relieve a lot of the pressure on our ecosystems.
The ‘sustainable resources’ investment option selects companies that focus on the sustainable use of resources around the world, by:
Protecting and restoring ecosystems
Promoting sustainable agriculture
Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns
These are just a few of the areas in which the selected companies work. Our asset managers review individual investments, looking to support companies that are likely to provide good returns while also taking into account ESG criteria and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals published by the UN under its Agenda 2030.
Investments for a better future
The world’s natural resources are finite. We have to live as sustainably as possible, conserving and using natural resources more carefully and intelligently, to ensure the world remains liveable for our children and grandchildren. We need to turn away from non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels and coal, and move towards renewables, such as water and wind.
Using resources sustainably also means not over-exploiting renewable materials, such as forests, so they can continue to regenerate. Reusing processed materials is also incredibly important; we need to recycle as much as possible instead of simply throwing things away. The circular economy, as it is known, will grow considerably in the coming years.
The A to Z of sustainability – here’s how to invest.
Sustainable production that still generates a profit. Is that possible? We put our energy into researching and evaluating international companies that do all they can to master this balancing act. Instead of choosing a portfolio of individual stocks yourself, you can trust our investment experts to select companies that are good for the world and good for your returns.
We’ve identified the following companies that focus on using resources sustainably:
- Acciona S.A.*
- Lindsay Corporation*
- Waste Management Inc.*
You can find more information on these companies on the wiLLBe app, where you can invest in sustainable use of resources with as little as CHF 2,000. Help ensure that our planet remains a home for generations to come!