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.

What is socially responsible investment?

Socially responsible investments are investments in countries and companies that have a positive impact on society, the environment and the world we live in. They reward green and ethically sound business operations that are ultimately to the benefit of future generations.

Who is interested in socially responsible investment?

Anyone who is looking for a potentially higher return, but who also cares about today's and future generations. You want a bright future for all and you also want to invest, but not in just anything.

What are the benefits associated with socially responsible investment?

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  • Your assets generate a return that is in line with the market.
  • You invest in forward-thinking companies that communicate openly about their socially responsible goals. This approach may put them in a position to perform better in the long term.
  • You send a powerful signal to companies that are not sustainable
  • You invest in a better society for yourself, others and future generations

Quite simply, socially responsible investments create social value for society and financial value for investors. 

4 reasons for socially responsible investing with KBC Brussels

Sustainability is a thread running through our organisation. KBC Group lays down clearly how it expects its employees to act, sets clear environmental objectives and reports transparently on what has been achieved.

What's more, we always offer a sustainable variant within our extensive range of investments, which gives everyone the opportunity – regardless of their investment style – to invest in green and ethical companies. Check out the reasons below for choosing KBC Brussels as a socially responsible partner.

Strict sustainability screening

Sustainability screening means that the portfolio of a socially responsible investment fund differs from that of a classic investment fund. That's because you invest exclusively in companies and countries that meet a number of strict selection criteria relating to the environment, social policy and corporate governance.

Independent experts

KBC Brussels works closely with an external advisory board of independent experts, called the SRI Advisory Board. These experts advise us on our sustainability policy and the sustainability screening results. Every quarter, we sit down together with them, challenging each other, taking on board the different expert opinions, and so ensuring that the highest possible standards are met for socially responsible investments.

Transparent communication

We give clear information about the results of our sustainability screenings. The results of all the companies are provided, including those that don't make it through the selection procedure.

Forward thinking

KBC Brussels was ahead of its time when it came to socially responsible investments, being the first financial institution in Belgium to launch a SRI fund back in 1992. Since then, we've built up considerable know-how and experience, and continue to innovate to this day. And that's something that is now clearly to your benefit. 

Experts share their vision on socially responsible investing


At KBC Brussels, you can make socially responsible investments your way. Perhaps you like to invest on the back of your own research and insights. Maybe you want to manage your assets after receiving bespoke advice from our experts. Or perhaps you want to entrust all your investments to specialist fund managers. Regardless of the investment approach you opt for and no matter what your risk profile is, KBC Brussels will always find a sustainable solution for you.

More information

  • Information brochure on socially responsible investment (in French)
  • Report to Society

* 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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