With its expertise, the WWF is one of the world’s biggest and most prominent environmental protection organisations. In 2006, Erste Asset Management and WWF Austria entered into a partnership that garnered a lot of interest internationally.

Flagship fund



ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT invests worldwide in companies in the environmental sector, with a focus on the following themes:

  • Water treatment and supply. Issue such as the reduction in consumption and costs as well as water scarcity are increasingly also affecting industrialised nations. 
  • Recycling and waste management: globally rising volumes of waste due to population growth require solutions in recycling and processing. 
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency: climate change requires an alternative to traditional forms of energy (e.g. wind or solar power). 
  • Mobility: the technological progress of new forms of drives such as electric and hydrogen cars as well as third-generation bio fuels have been subject to rising interest.

In 2006, Erste Asset Management and WWF entered into an alliance as part of which the fund management team is supported by an environmental advisory board from WWF.

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Mega trends for environmental equity

  • Renewable energy
    New markets are turning into key markets for the wind and solar industry. The recently fallen oil price cannot stop the trend towards renewable energy.

  • Energy storage
    Optimisation of energy transport, smart grid and smart metering. New applications are meant to make our lives easier.

  • Mobility
    New drive technologies such as electric cars, hydrogen cars, and third-generation bio fuels. Nowhere else is the technological progress being monitored with more excitement than in the new generation of vehicles.

WWF: A strong partner

The “WWF” in ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT is a conscious choice. With its expertise and its dedicated environmental advisory board, the WWF ensures that strict environmental and social criteria are adhered to in the stock selection process.

The following numbers illustrate how positively the companies in the fund contribute to environmental protection every year1:

WWF Zahlen

1The total contribution of the companies, not the share invested by the fund. Sources: company annual reports

Successful forest and flood protection


Erste Asset Management donates a part of its management fee, which supports the water and climate protection programme of WWF Austria.

Erfolgsbilanz Regenwald- und Hochwasserschutz

Source: WWF; 2006-2015

Living rivers and natural paradises with WWF and Erste Asset Management

Aktuelle Projekte des WWF

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