Erste Asset Management is a pioneer in the field of sustainable investments with more than 15 years of experience. With one of the biggest teams of sustainability experts in central Europe and the D-A-CH (i.e. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) region, our house facilitates a thorough analysis of sustainability factors.

Erste Asset Management practices responsibility

EAM practises responsibility

Our actions are driven by a number of guidelines that also ensure compliance with sustainable minimum standards in our traditional funds.

Our goal: a stable return and ecological and social value added

Within the Erste Asset Management investment department, a multi-member team of experts exclusively deals with the issue of sustainable investment.

Our sustainability process makes use of all tools available and is not limited to the exclusion of some controversial sectors and companies. We combine the highest ethical standards with a thorough analysis of economically relevant social and economic risks. Our goal is to improve financial performance while achieving a sustainably positive impact on the environment and society.

Erste Asset Management attempts to make the social and ecological value-added generated by sustainable investments measurable. The measurement results, in turn, affect investment decisions. Thereby, we try to improve the impact of our actions in a sustainable fashion.

Also, we are the first investment company in Austria to have signed the Montréal Carbon Pledge. This means we have committed to measuring and publishing our carbon footprint annually.

Active shareholder policy: voting and engagement

We enter into an active dialogue with companies and address shortcomings. Within the scope of this so-called engagement, we cooperate with international partners. The voting rights of all our equity funds are subject to our sustainability guideline.

We want to ensure that our clients’ voices are heard and that profound changes are made in the respective companies, if necessary.

We set the highest standards for transparency and quality

The quality of our processes and sustainable funds is audited and confirmed regularly by external sustainability organisations.

To ensure the high quality of our investment process, we actively work with a range of sustainable panels and industrial associations. Thus we promote the development of sustainable investments across the entire market.


In 2006, we started a partnership with WWF Austria, which has garnered lots of attention both domestically and internationally. We have successfully implemented a number of big environmental projects with our partner on the back of this cooperation.



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


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Basic documents about the mutual funds are Fund rules ("Statut") and the Key Investor Information. Statutes of the Funds are submitted to the Czech National Bank in accordance with Czech law and their current versions are available at the registered office of Erste AM or on the website

The analyses and conclusions published in this material are of a general nature and do not take into account the personal needs of individual investors in terms of income, financial situation or risk tolerance. They are in no way investment recommendations. Any use of this information should therefore be preceded by consultation with a professional investment adviser to ensure that the planned investment is in line with the investor's needs and priorities and to inform the investor of the potential risks of the particular investment.

Where any return is mentioned in the information material, it should always be based on the principle that past returns are no guarantee of future returns. Any investment involves the risk of volatility in value and changes in exchange rates and the return on the original investment and the amount of any profit is in no way guaranteed. Past performance figures include the effect of fees, commissions and taxes associated with the management of the Fund. Only entry and exit fees related to the distribution of units, if any, are not included.

Erste AM and the managed investment funds registered in the Czech Republic are subject to the supervision of the Czech National Bank.