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Our clients

At Kleinwort Hambros, responsible investing fits naturally within our investment philosophy.

But, what is responsible investing?

Across the industry and the world, the main buzzwords are:



At Kleinwort Hambros, we aim to demystify responsible investing, while combining the strengths of all conventional approaches. Specifically, our proposition incorporates the merits of ethical, ESG, sustainable, and impact investing. From the exclusion of sin stocks to the direct influence of impact funds, we have adopted techniques spanning the spectrum of responsible investing principles to craft a unique holistic offering solely for our clients. 

We recognise that responsible investing is an imperfect practice, ever-evolving and complex. However, we are committed to driving forward the evolution of responsible investing. We are proud signatories of both the UN-supported PRI and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), a testament to our commitment. 

Source: Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, as at start of 2018.
Source: Societe Generale CSR Report. 12 March 2020.
3 Source: Societe Generale, ‘Responsible Investment Looking to the Next Future’, as at 2017.
4 Source: Blair, E. A. “On Climate and Conscience: An Essay and Pamphlet”. February 2020.

Across our direct equity investment portfolios, we limit exposure to key controversial sectors such as:

Adult entertainment
Thermal coal
Tobacco
Gambling
Controversial weapons


Additionally, we offer a dedicated Responsible Investing proposition, which integrates MSCI ESG Ratings into the investment process. In both Corporate Bonds and Equities, we surpass the market ESG rating standards.