Humanity faces several unprecedented challenges this century: Climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity and ageing populations in developed countries; at the same time population growth in developing countries continues unabated, leading to unequal access to education, food and health services. These are just some of the major challenges that need to be addressed. In 2015, 193 countries have therefore given themselves 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the UN Agenda 2030, aiming to gradually improve global living conditions.
“radicant identifies and fosters solutions that contribute to achieving the UN’s 17 SDGs through innovative financial services, investment products and transparency,” says Anders Bally, CEO and Co-Founder of radicant.
“The radicant SDG Impact Solutions not only offer a contribution to sustainable development, but also attractive return opportunities,” says Jan Poser, Chief Sustainable Investment Officer and Co-Founder of radicant. “The pressure on society to solve these problems will continue to increase, motivating policy makers to create sustainable incentive schemes. Companies that invest in a sustainable future and align their economic activities with the SDGs should benefit.”
In addition to three funds, the radicant SDG Impact Solutions also include eight actively managed certificates (AMCs). The range of financial products allows clients to invest not only in broadly diversified funds representing all SDGs, but also in sustainable investment themes identified by radicant. “This allows investors to invest in the sustainable topics that are closest to their heart and that they want to support, in order to contribute to the achievement of the 17 UN goals themselves, while continuing to building their own wealth. “In this way, the additional dimension of “higher purpose” is added to one’s own wealth, and the passion to be able to help promote this higher purpose,” says Anders Bally.
For the eleven investment solutions, securities are selected from companies that make a positive contribution to the achievement of the SDGs according to radicant’s unique self-developed sustainability methodology. For this purpose, products, services and operating processes of companies are analysed and evaluated in detail with regard to their positive impact on the SDGs. In a next step, this assessment will be made transparently available to interested investors in the radicant app which will be launched in 2023.
The funds classified in accordance with Article 9 (“Dark Green”) of the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) have the explicit sustainability goal of only investing in companies that make a significant contribution to the SDGs. Less than four per cent of all funds in Europe qualify for this standard. The funds classified in accordance with Article 9 (“Dark Green”) of the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) have the explicit sustainability goal of only investing in companies that make a significant contribution to the SDGs. Less than four per cent of all funds in Europe qualify for this standard.
The different radicant SDG Impact Solutions will be successively unveiled in the coming weeks. Further information on radicant’s financial products can be found on the new radicant website.
The radicant SDG Impact Solutions-overview financial products:
radicant SDG Impact Solutions funds
- Global Sustainable Equities
- Swiss Sustainable Equities
- Global Sustainable Bonds
AMCs: – actively managed certificates
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Good Health and Well-Being
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Quality Education
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Basic Needs
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Climate Stability
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Healthy Ecosystems
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Clean Water and Sanitation
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Gender Equality
- radicant SDG Impact Solutions – Societal Progress
About radicant bank ag
radiant bank ag (radicant) is a data- and technology-driven start-up with the goal of democratizing access to personalized and sustainable financial services around the clock. The fintech company will promote the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the market with its community and financial services, as well as by establishing those goals within its company. Through increased transparency, the bank will help its customers to achieve their individual financial and sustainability goals. radicant is currently in the start-up phase and received its banking license from FINMA in May 2022.