Responsible Investing

Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) and consciousness, action, results (CAR) criteria

Lombard Odier has developed a proprietary screening system that may exclude issuers involved in proven controversies in violation of the United Nations Global Compact Fundamental Principles. Our own quantitative data platform management allows us full flexibility and scalability to design customised SRI solutions to meet client requirements. We implement a two-stage scoring methodology whereby we rate companies according to 77 carefully selected criteria.

The first stage applies a traditional ESG score based on criteria such as environmental protection, social development and fair governance concerns.
The second score involves a proprietary, innovative and dynamic CAR approach (consciousness, action, results), which aims to distinguish companies showing good intentions from companies showing actual results from actions undertaken.


Our SRI committees have issued Group-wide exclusion policies for companies involved in the production or distribution of conventional weapons, and financial instruments directly linked to ‘essential food commodities’ (wheat, rice, etc.).


We deliver detailed bespoke SRI reporting to our investors, and are happy to provide portfolio SRI diagnosis to new and existing investors.


Lombard Odier is committed to preserving the long-term interests of its clients. This commitment also extends to our employees and the communities with which we operate.


Our Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) model was created in 1997. By signing the United Nations "Principles for Responsible Investment" in 2007, we committed ourselves to continuously integrate sustainability into our products and services.


We apply two types of screening to all our SRI portfolios and mandates, either separately or together:

A positive screening that looks to favour ‘best in class’ companies (i.e. companies displaying better management of major ESG risk – such as the use of resources, climate change, fair governance or other key social issues)
A negative screening that leads to the exclusion of sectors that can be considered as ‘unethical’ (i.e. tobacco, alcohol etc.) or companies that breach internationally agreed standards or norms (i.e. child labour and other complicit violations of human rights as defined by the United Nations Global Compact principles).



To get more information or talk to us about this topic contact:

Robert de Guigné
Head of Socially Responsible Investments