Ecological responsibility

We are convinced that actions driven by sustainability and responsibility increase our corporate value. This is reflected in the way we promote small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) contributing to climate protection. LLB has been partner of the independent non-profit Swiss Climate Foundation since September 2012. It therefore belongs to a group of 24 partner firms that pool their resources to promote SMBs in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The companies do this in an uncomplicated and efficient manner and, through their actions, they help to protect the climate. Company refunds of CO² contributions made to the Climate Foundation are used to support new products and technological developments as well as energy saving projects. Additionally, businesses in Liechtenstein have access to the system for SMBs run by the Swiss energy agency EnAW, Energie-Agentur der Wirtschaft, which helps clients to implement economically profitable energy saving measures.

The LLB Group pursues the principle that the economy, society and the public sector have to be equally committed to financing the transformation of energy systems and making them sustainable. As a member of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA), LLB also supports the «CARLO Foundation», which was founded by the Deutsche Umweltstiftung (German environmental foundation), the Liechtenstein Government, MAMA AG and the Bankers Association at the beginning of July 2012. This non-profit foundation aims to create an independent financial product rating in order to promote a sustainable financial market and sustainable business models as well. The foundation also actively supports business by making it easier for sustainable enterprises and financial products to find investors. A transparent rating system is currently being developed. The financing needs of ecological projects are high.

For that matter, the worldwide number of market participants as well as of socially responsible investment (SRI) products and services is increasing. That is why the LLB Group is committed to being one of the main sponsors of «yourSRI.com». This platform, launched in October 2012, is already one of the leading global online databases focusing on sustainable investment. It supports investment managers, client advisors, investors and researchers in finding the information they need in the SRI universe. In addition to yield, tradability and security, socially responsible investments incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria.

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