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Corporate sustainability at Pictet Asset Management

A responsible company, contributing to a more resilient and sustainable economy

Our purpose: Building responsible partnerships with our clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which we invest

Pictet Asset Management is part of the Pictet Group, a partnership that has endured for more than 200 years. Throughout the Group, business is driven by a sense of responsibility to both present and future generations, to the real economy and the wider world.
The Pictet Group guiding principles
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Guiding principles are common to all within the Pictet Group. All Pictet employees are assessed against these principles.

Our responsible mindset is expressed through a commitment to reduce our environmental impact, foster the development and wellbeing of our employees, and help support projects through a tradition of philanthropy.

Reducing our environmental impact

In addition to our efforts to advance the global climate action agenda and educate investors about the management of environmental risks in their portfolio, we are committed to reducing our own environmental impact as much as possible.

We are taking steps to cut our carbon footprint by employing the most advanced building technology in our Geneva headquarters, reviewing every aspect of our operations, and reducing the environmental impacts of our infrastructure and employee mobility. 

Here are some recent initiatives

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Read more about our environmental approach here.

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In 2018, beehives were installed on the rooftop of our Geneva headquarters. Employees look after the hives, harvest honey and learn the basics of beekeeping. By promoting this initiative and marketing the honey throughout the company, we raise staff awareness of the decline in bee populations and threats to biodiversity. 

Actively engaging with our employees, communities and the broader society

With our initiatives, we aim to stimulate action on environmental and social issues to make a long-lasting impact. 

A long tradition of philanthropy

As the planet is endangered and globalisation increasingly shows its detrimental side effects, we must be a force for good for our communities and for future generations. The Pictet Group Foundation continues the tradition of philanthropic work undertaken by Pictet’s partners in the fields of medical research, culture, social and humanitarian causes. Efforts will intensify in future, in particular to help mitigate social challenges and protect the environment.

Find out about the Pictet Group Foundation

 

Diversity and inclusion

As a firm, we are open-minded and open to all. We want to create a culture that enables our employees to develop and reach their potential. We have taken steps to create a diverse and inclusive workforce and have set up partnerships with organisations that allow employees to balance their personal and professional lives, encourage participation in charitable engagement, and make a difference in the fields of socio-economic mobility, minority representation and gender diversity.

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Pictet Asset Management

 

Prix Pictet

In 2008 the partners of the Pictet Group created the Prix Pictet prize to draw worldwide attention to and stimulate action on issues of sustainability through the medium of photography. Since foundation, the Prix Pictet has focused on environmental themes beginning with Water, followed by Earth, Growth, Power, Consumption, Disorder, Space, Hope and Fire.

Read more about the Prix Pictet

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Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali received the eighth Prix Pictet in a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 13 november 2019 for her series Ça va aller. Photograph: Georgia Metaxas for Pictet Group