Socially responsible investment. The right return all round.

For you, society and the environment.

Socially responsible investment. The right return all round.

For you, society and the environment.

Do you want to invest in a socially responsible manner? No problem!

socially responsible investment

You care for the world around you. You care for yourself and for others, now and in generations to come. You want everyone to have a bright future. You want to invest, but not in just anything.

Socially responsible investments have a positive influence on every aspect of the environment and society. You invest in companies and countries that have been put through a strict selection procedure. They each have socially responsible goals, have already earned their stripes, think with an eye for the future and are transparent in communicating on what progress they're making.

3 reasons to make socially responsible investments

  • You want not only a financial return but also to invest in creating a better society.
  • You want a world that is habitable for you, other people and the next generations.
  • You're looking for investments that are accord with your own values.

Why choose KBC for your social responsible investments?

KBC is transparent about the fact that it is advised by independent experts. We only select companies and governments that meet strict criteria. Discover socially responsible investing at KBC.

It's worth it. For everybody.

Green investments

When you make a socially responsible investment, you're investing in a better society and seeking to make a positive return.  Both internal and external studies show that, in the long term, you can expect a socially responsible investment to generate a return that's in line with the market and need not be below that on similar, 'classic' investment funds.

That's because sustainable companies and countries deliver quality. They have a strong, clear long-term vision and consider things carefully before they take decisions. As an investor, you can reap the benefits of that.

Make your vote count

Together, we can bring influence to bear on corporate policy.  KBC's socially responsible investment funds have significant shareholdings in a number of companies. At shareholder meetings, we can then engage management in dialogue, urging them not to waver from the goal of taking socially responsible decisions. 

3 socially responsible solutions

1. Best-in-Class funds

Best-in-class funds invest in companies (in shares or bonds) or in countries (bonds alone). All branches of industry may be considered, apart from a few controversial sectors. Only those businesses or countries with the strongest sustainability performance can be selected.

How do we assess those countries and companies? Here are a few examples

  • Companies: how environmentally aware are they? How good is their social policy? Do they take measures to prevent corruption?
  • Countries: what is their environmental policy like? Do they respect human rights? How do they perform in terms of education and health?

Find out more about Best-in-Class funds

2. Impact Investing funds

Impact Investing funds invest in shares of companies that not only pursue a financial return, but also want their products and services to have a clear, positive impact on society and/or the environment.

How do we select those companies?

We look at a whole range of aspects and choose those that make a real difference, such as firms that help reduce the current enormous quantities of waste, that take measures to combat global warming or that are playing a part in resolving the issues raised by the ageing society.

Find out more about Impact Investing funds

3. Theme funds

These funds invest in businesses that contribute towards socially responsible solutions directed at a single, specific challenge.

Choose from 3 themes

As an investor, you can choose one of these three themes:

  • climate change
  • water scarcity
  • alternative energy

Find out more about thematic funds


Do you have any questions? Interested?


* The term 'investment fund' refers to a sub-fund of a sicav or open-ended investment company under Belgian or Luxembourg law, or a mutual fund.

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