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Sustainability hub

Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK is proud of its commitment to sustainability.

Sustainability runs through our investment philosophy, our approach to entrepreneurship and how we act as an organisation. On this page we will explore three elements of our approach to sustainability.

We believe in investing for the long term and doing so in a way that is sustainable, sensible, focused and patient. This page explains how we invest in companies which we believe are well prepared for sustainability risks and opportunities, and how decisions on sustainability factors are embedded into our approach.

We also understand the importance of collaboration with companies, investors, innovators and experts working in this field. This page will highlight some of the events we run and highlight the sustainability challenges facing key sectors.

Finally, we will explain how we act on a corporate level to help facilitate the transition to a more sustainable world.

Sustainable investing

Sustainability is fundamentally a long-term investment issue for us. We believe sustainability issues can affect a company's intrinsic value if not properly managed – and thus the returns we can expect over the long term.

We place huge importance on assessing how companies can adapt to the sustainability risks presented by an everchanging world, plus how firms play a role in shaping the world around us.

In this section we explain how we view these challenges.

All investments carry some level of risk, including the potential loss of money invested.

Understanding sustainability risks and opportunities

Disruption is nothing new, but the speed with which change occurs in today's world can catch businesses and investors off guard if they're unprepared.

In this article we explain how we invest in companies which we believe are well prepared for sustainability risks and opportunities.

What sustainable investing really looks like

The public discourse surrounding environmental, social and governance 'ESG' investing has ranged from excessive hype to a more recent backlash, yet our views on sustainability have not changed.

Each year we produce our Sustainability and Stewardship Report, demonstrating the ways we embed sustainability into our business. Read our latest report below, alongside our wider policy.

Sustainability and Stewardship Report 2023

We've always invested in long-term, sustainable business. To discover how sustainability is embedded in our approach to wealth management, please review our Sustainability and Stewardship Report for 2023. 

Sustainability and Stewardship Policy

Preserving and growing your wealth means investing sustainably over time. We are committed to investing responsibly on behalf of our clients and do so by following our Sustainability and Stewardship Policy.

Our approach is to invest for generations. We are long-term investors and seek companies that will help preserve and grow the wealth of our clients in a sustainable manner."

Head of Sustainability and Stewardship Daniel Drain

Sustainable entrepreneurship

We all have a role to play in the transition to a more sustainable economy and society. However, too often entrepreneurs innovating in sustainability-related areas such as climate technology find it difficult to scale their business.

We believe there is a multi-decade opportunity to invest in companies enabling the path to a ‘net zero’ global economy. In this section we outline some of the events we run, that shine a light on sustainable entrepreneurship and foster engagement in specific sectors.



Rothschild & Co was proud to host the inaugural 3-Space event in November 2023. The event was held in partnership with ImpactVC, an organisation working with venture capitalists to drive impact investing, UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, and Big Society Capital, a social impact investor.

The event included collaborative sessions on how investment can drive a new breed of scalable start-ups and the tools needed to boost impact. 

Scaling climate technology

Entrepreneurs innovating in climate technology face a major challenge when scaling their business, as they often need significant amounts of capital to roll out their technology. In this article we explain how backing the low-carbon economy is one of our sustainability priorities

Why 3-Space? We wanted to create an event where experiences and ideas to accelerate capital into innovation, and to ensure scalable business models could be identified and shared."

Co-Head of Sustainable Capital Richard Brass

Sustainability Spheres

Following the success of our 3-Space event, we launched a new series of events called Sustainability Spheres, which bring together stakeholders from a specific industry to discuss the sustainability challenges they face.

Sustainable fashion should never go out of style

In our first Sustainability Sphere we discussed the future of ‘fast fashion’, a model which dominates the sector but has been criticised for being unsustainable. Industry stakeholders were asked how the industry can embed sustainable practices into their business models.

Gaming for good

Our second Sustainability Sphere focused on the video games industry and considered how it can better drive positive social impact. Stakeholders asked how do we encourage people to play for the planet, rather than let the planet pay socially and environmentally?

Our corporate sustainability approach

At Rothschild & Co, we want to use our influence and expertise to help facilitate the sustainability transition of the global economy.

A common set of environmental, social, and governance priorities provides us with a clear focus on ensuring that sustainability is a strategic imperative across the entire group. 

Find out more by visiting our corporate sustainability page.

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