In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, many funds exist that adhere to ethical, social, environmental and other sustainability standards. It should be noted that there is no single definition of sustainable, ethical or environmental investments. Due to this variety the platform presents all open-end funds that are registered in Germany, Austria and / or Switzerland that claim to consider social, environmental or ethical criteria. The SBI relies on information contained in the fund prospectuses and fact sheets of the investment companies.
The Sustainable Business Institute (SBI) is the publisher of the European market platform www.sustainable-investment.org. The Sustainable Business Institute (SBI) does not prove the reliability of products and concepts that are considered sustainable. The market platform enables its users to select the funds according to their own economic, social, ecological and ethical criteria.
The fund profiles include performance (up to 5 years in the past), portfolio, investment strategy and investment criteria among others. To view individual funds, you can select the fund directly, use the search function or advanced search with a selection of specific criteria. (see below)
The fund database is updated daily.
The search criteria include: Fund types (share funds, fixed income funds, umbrella funds, balanced funds etc.) Focus the of funds(wide sustainable funds, specified subject funds etc.); growth of the funds; the biggest regions in which the fund is invested; volumes of the funds as well as exclusion criteria of the funds.