Using your investments to fashion the future Investing means choosing

Your investments will change the world. The very first euro you invest will be the first step in outlining your vision of the future. This makes investment a pro-active activity that you can shape to suit your personality, aspirations and values.

Here at Candriam, we believe that investment involves not just a search for immediate maximum profit for the investor, but rather is an action beneficial to all stakeholders.

For 25 years now, we have been innovating to identify – based on constantly upgraded proprietary analysis – those companies, in our eyes, most aware of their role in society.

Vincent Hamelink

"Our clients, who share this vision, and who are concerned with human progress on a planet with finite resources, believe in our ability to join with them in shaping the economy of tomorrow."

Vincent Hamelink

Chief Investment Officer

A vision of the world

As we want our clients to be fully aligned with the objectives we set when investing on their behalf, we have gone on record with our vision of responsible investment. See our investment manifesto on responsible finance.


Responsible company Our philosophy

Candriam, practising what it preaches, is as demanding of itself as it is of the companies in which it invests.

Since its foundation, Candriam has aimed to behave as responsibly as possible behaviour towards all stakeholders – clients, collaborators, suppliers, civil society and the environment.

Candriam, a responsible investor, consequently implements numerous initiatives on behalf of its stakeholders in an effort to constantly push back its corporate responsibility boundaries.

A short history lesson …

Candriam and “responsible investment” go back a long way. To 1996, in fact. When only a few pioneers took an interest in that topic. That was the year in which Candriam launched its first two sustainable funds.

Candriam, in a nutshell …

Finding out more about our management process
  • 1996 First sustainable funds
  • 2000 Launch of "Sustainable" range
  • 2003 Systematic and structured voting
  • 2005 Proprietary ESG analysis
  • 2005Research-integrated engagement
  • 2008 ESG-related Emerging Market Equities
  • 2009 Analysis of ESG-related sovereign debt
  • 2010 Start of ESG integration
  • 2015 Luxembourg SRI SICAV
  • 2017 Emerging Market ESG /
    High Yield ESG debt

    Launch of Candriam Academy
  • 2018 Implementation of fossil-free expertise 

    Thermal coal and tobacco exclusion policy
  • 2019 Implementation of our Anti-Cancer expertise 

    Implementation of our Climate expertise
  • 2020 Implementation of our Circular Economy expertise
  • 2021 Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Investing how could your savings be at risk

Investing in investment products is not without risk to your savings, in particular the risk of capital loss. As the degree of risk varies in accordance with the investments chosen, refrain from investing if you are not prepared to lose all or part of your capital. And, prior to investing, acquaint yourself with the risks linked to the financial product on offer.

1Total as at 31 December 2021. Source: Candriam