The Globalance Story

We have been pioneers for over 25 years: In 1995, we founded the world’s first sustainable asset management company SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) and established the Sustainability Index with Dow Jones, thus setting a benchmark. In 2011 we founded Globalance Bank and launched Globalance World in 2020.

Globalance

Facts & Figures

Globalance is characterized by long-term, sustainable and future-oriented thinking and action – an overview in facts and figures.

Nr.1

Best Swiss Bank for Private Banking (Fuchsbriefe 2022)

Top 6

International Performance Competition
(pruefinstanz.de)

43.2%

Financial stability
(Leverage ratio)

52%

female clients

100%

All employees eligible to participate in the bank

0

Legacy

Walk the talk

Sustainability at Globalance

Globalance is the pioneer for sustainable investments in the financial market and also pays attention to a positive footprint in other activities.

B-Corp

Globalance is a certified Benefit Corporation (Certified B Corp). It was the second bank in Europe to receive this quality label and one of the first companies in Switzerland. The Certificate B Corporations is awarded worldwide to companies that positively shape the future. These are companies that define entrepreneurial success in a broader sense: They strive for business success by providing valuable services for the economy and society.

Recyling

Correct waste separation is a central component of recycling management. The raw materials of our planet are limited. Through targeted recycling of raw and valuable materials, a cycle is created that sustainably protects the world. But smart recycling is not so easy. That is why we rely on a strong partner: WeRecycle, which has awarded us the “Sustainable Company” certificate. Incidentally, WeRecycle also offers recycling services for private persons.

Catering

It is important to us to be a good host to our guests that visit our house. However, we do not look only at the quality of the food, but also at sustainability. We obtain our food from local partners, with regional and seasonal offers. We do not do business with “Resource wasters” and CO2 sinners. Visit our next Roundtable and convince yourself!

Public transport

84 percent of our employees commute to work by public transport (or bicycle). 12 percent of our employees drive electric vehicles. And for business trips, Globalance also uses the sustainable option and travels by bus, streetcar, train, etc. Whenever possible, we save 10 tons of CO2, 1.5 kilograms of nitrogen oxides and 127 grams of particulate matter every year.

Energy

We also pay attention to sustainability with our energy supplier and use ewz.pronatur. A certified natural power from Switzerland. For every kilowatt hour used, a centime flows into the Naturemade star fund. Naturemade star is the Swiss seal of approval for green electricity from hydropower and other renewable sources such as the sun, wind or biomass.

Coffee

The Kaffeemanufaktur in Zurich is convinced that good coffee makes you happy. So do we! That’s why we buy our coffee from the local manufacture, which roasts freshly on site and by hand in Zurich. They also promise sustainability and fairness – from the bean to the packaging. The compostable E.S.E. system is the environmentally friendly alternative to all plastic or aluminum based capsules.