Cooperation and awards

To ensure the high quality of our sustainable investment processes and to strengthen our market leadership, we cooperate closely with a number of partners that specialise in sustainability. We complement our internal research with an external perspective, gain impartiality, and thus increase the impact of our engagement. To us, sustainability is a process that has to be developed on an ongoing basis. Therefore, we are members of a range of forums and associations that promote and research sustainability.

Certifications of our Responsible funds

Please see the risk notes at the end of this page.    

Austrian Ecolabel

The Austrian Ecolabel verifies sustainable financial products regarding environmental and ethical/social aspects. Selection criteria are well defined and verified by external auditors. Funds awarded with the Austrian Ecolabel provide the required information according to the transparency guidelines of the European Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum.


The FNG-Siegel is the quality standard for sustainable investments in German-speaking countries.

Novethic SRI Label

The Novethic SRI Label is awarded to responsible funds that pursue a systematic management approach on the premise of ESG criteria.

List of funds with Responsible Investment Labels


Transparency code

In accordance with the European SRI Transparency Code we publish accurate and up-to-date information on our RESPONSIBLE funds.



ESG Plus - Research partner

ESG Plus evaluates the sustainability of companies and states according to criteria of well-known organizations such as the WWF and the Federal Environment Agency. In addition, the impacts of theme funds are calculated.

GES – engagement partner

On behalf of Erste Asset Management and other investors, GES communicates with companies in order to highlight sustainability issues and to promote sustainability in these companies.

ISS – voting partner

ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) bundles all documents of Annual General Meetings and extraordinary shareholder meetings for Erste Asset Management. In this area the company is market leader.

MSCI ESG – Research partner

MSCI ESG analyses the risk factors of companies with regard to sustainability.

oekom research AG – Research partner

oekom assesses regularly and on the basis of more than 100 parameters the sustainability of more than 3,800 companies worldwide (as of 2017). The Research agency focuses on big, listed companies, listed companies with a strong connection to the issue of sustainability, and the unlisted issuers of bonds.


The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of the United Nations form the basis of sustainable investment at Erste Asset Management. As signatory of said PRI, Erste Asset Management adheres to the following six principles in its investment policy:

1. We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
2. We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
3. We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
5. We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
6. We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.


WWF funds

The ERSTE WWF funds comply with the ecological and social requirements of the future.



Our responsibility magazine ERSTE RESPONSIBLE RETURN - The ESG Letter discusses topics that are both controversial and up-to-date and informs about our responsible funds.


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