“Smart-balance asset management investment process” is focussed on achieving high scores in sustainability in comparison to its MSCI benchmark. This ensures a more sustainable portfolio composition than just following a typical market benchmark. This ongoing goal is audited and certified (proven sustainability) quarterly by an independent institution (Institute for wealth creation (IVA), Munich). Thus, IVA is granting a testimonial for portfolio quality in terms of sustainability. Results of Sparkasse Düren smart-balance investment process are transparent for public review on a quarterly basis.
Both individuals and institutions can apply for financial support related to social welfare and responsibility. Applications can target either Sparkasse Düren‘s two financial foundations (nature- and culture foundation, youth and sports foundation) or Sparkasse Düren directly. Applications made will be reviewed by curatorship for the two financial foundations of Sparkasse Düren or by the board of management for applications directed to Sparkasse Düren itself. Financial support commitment will be measured and will be an important subject within the annual published report of Sparkasse Düren to the society. The commitment of at least one Million Euro per year will demonstrate the companies effort in supporting social welfare and sustainability.
Total carbon neutrality will be reached in 2035 at latest.
Promoting sustainable management in accordance with the German codex of sustainability and the GRI standards of the global reporting initiative. Core issues are strategy, process management, resources management and society. This strategy is aligned to the companies core Claim “It’s about more than just money !”.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.