BELIEVE. Legal Information

Legal information BELIEVE. 
BELIEVE. Partners AG (“BELIEVE.”) is a limited liability company registered in Zurich, Switzerland, under Swiss corporate Law. 

Use of information
The information contained in this website is provided for information and marketing purposes only and has no contractual value. It should not be construed as any form of advice and is subject to change without notice. All statements and expressions are the opinion of BELIEVE. and are not an offer or solicitation to buy a product. 

BELIEVE. has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information included within this website is accurate and correct, however we provide no warranty over its reliability or completeness. Information provided on this website is provided for general information purposes only. Any decision made based on the information provided is at the risk of the visitor to the website. The information on this website is not intended to constitute investment advice. BELIEVE. accepts no liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising from access to the information provided by the user of BELIEVE. website. All information in this website is the property of BELIEVE. and cannot be reproduced for any business purpose without the express prior written consent of BELIEVE. 

The information within these web pages is protected by copyright.

Privacy Policy 
At BELIEVE., accessible from , one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by BELIEVE. and how we use it.If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us. This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect at BELIEVE. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.When you subscribe or register with us, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve, personalise, and expand our website
- Understand and analyse how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud

Log Files
BELIEVE. follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, BELIEVE. uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimise the users’ experience by customising our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”

Note that BELIEVE. has no access to or control over cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies
BELIEVE.’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

GDPR Data Protection Rights
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. 
You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. 
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Investors should bear in mind that direct investments into organisations or other investments carry a high degree of risk. Any investment can result in total loss of value. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance, and the value of investments can fall as well as rise. 

@BELIEVE. Partners 2021

Photo credits

Federico Burgalassi ,Toa Heftiba, Kristopher Roller, Matheo jet, Sharon Mccutcheon, Maximal Focus, Toby Osborn, Vlad Shaposchnikov, Sam Sommer, Davide Cantelli, Shifaaz Shamoon, Ivan Bandura, Karsten wurth, Tommy Kwak, Rumana, Andrew Butler, Justin Cron, Naja Bertolt Jensen, Veeterzy, Wes Hicks, Simone Hutsch,  Mar Bustos, The blow up, Raimond Klavins, Silas Baisch, Pourya Sharifu, Nick Grant. 

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Edith Alderweld

Edith's mission is to make people aware on the positive impact they can achieve for themselves, our society and environment by investing wealth in a responsible and sustainable way. To bring purpose into the financial industry and to accompany women in sustainable finance to find their purpose and thrive personally and in their career.

 Her project, Moving Money to Meaning, is her passion. It reflects her personal values, mission and purpose with her working experience. She co-created the course 'Sustainable Investing in Wealth Management' with the University of Zurich. She advices on Sustainable Investments Trends in combination with the SDG Goals at Acatis Fair Value AG.

 In Zurich she initiated the network ‘Women in Sustainable Finance’ (WISF) to raise awareness, to support gender equality in finance, to educate and to create synergy by cooperation. Edith is the co-founder of the charity Association War Child Support Switzerland, that supports War Child in the Netherlands with fund raising. She is a public speaker and consummate networker.

Alistdair Wilson Gough

Alistdair Wilson Gough is the Managing Partner of KMA Planning LLP and a Founding Partner of 50 International and 50 Great Britain. 

His professional career spans decades in the provision of tax and structuring advice for clients both in the UK and abroad. With excellent relationships with a number of senior barristers, 

Alistdair has a breadth of experience in searching for compliant answers to the challenges in structuring to manage the tax on both established and developing wealth for both the UK resident and the non-domiciled arriving in the UK. 

Olivier Marchand

At MSI Inc:
Managing Director -Global Head of ESG Research & Models
Global Head of ESG Research & Development
Executive Director - Head of Climate Risk Research & Development

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the asset management industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, IT Infrastructure Management, Asset Management, IT Service Management, and IT Strategy. Strong entrepreneurship professional with Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zürich

Nicole Rycroft

Nicole Rycroft is the Founder and Executive Director of award winning environmental not-for-profit, Canopy.
  Nicole has spent the past 22 years inspiring and supporting senior corporate decision makers in the publishing, print and fashion sectors to advance ambitious sustainability initiatives, transform unsustainable supply chains and advance conservation of the world's Ancient and Endangered Forests.
Nicole and her team catalyze commercial production of innovative circular economy solutions and support more than 750 companies green their purchasing practices, including H&M, Zara/Inditex, Penguin Random House and Stella McCartney.
Nicole was recently named recipient of the 2020 Climate Breakthrough Award and is an Ashoka Fellow, UBS Global Visionary, recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada and Canadian Environment Award Gold Medal.

Claudia Robayo-

Claudia is a lawyer and the Vice-President at Swiss Re which helps insurers and direct clients to shoulder risks through re/insurance and other solutions.

She has been a legal counselor for 21 years

Chirag Shah

Business executive/Entrepreneur. A dynamic and visionary business leader with a rare combination of executive board level experience and proven entrepreneurial track record.

Formerly Executive Director at Xchanging plc, a FTSE-listed business processing and technology solutions provider.
Founder of 4 entrepreneurial ventures all achieving successful exits including MarketMaker4 - sold to Xchanging plc, TradingPartners - twice listed on The Sunday Times TechTrack100 and listed in the Best Companies to Work For Awards 2006 and most recently Simfoni - a digital solutions provider for Spend Analytics and Spend Automation with special emphasis on corporate social responsibility.

Strong track record in international business with experience managing businesses in over 30 countries with special attention to USA, Europe, China, UAE.

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Focus on Net-zero

Our planet has already warmed by 1.2 degrees and the last 5 years were the warmest on record. Extreme climate events are becoming common place and we are seeing the impact across the world. This will only intensify without decisive action.  According to science we are on track for a warming of around 2.4%.  
The science tell us that this will lead to a massive increase in severe weather events - more frequent and more intense, and immense social impact. Stabilising the worlds climate requires strong, rapid and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and this can only be achieved with decisive action. Governments and companies around the world need to delver on the promised being made. We need a decrease in emissions of 7% each year until 2030.  

This year’s COP put the private sector at the centre of the agenda, acknowledging the essential role that business has to play.  Business is a critical part of the climate solution. At BELIEVE. We drive change by supporting businesses' transition to a more sustainable future. We are focused on aligning sustainability with long term business goals, engaging employees to unleash workforce potential and supporting companies to position themselves for the future. 

 Global Finance Alliance for Net Zero:

This year’s COP places private sector at the centre of the agenda, acknowledging the essential role that business has to play. We see the finance sector as a critical enabler to decarbonisation of the global economy.

Mark Carney confirmed that via the GFANZ (Global Finance Alliance for net zero), $130 trillion of capital is committed to aligning portfolios and the balance sheet of financial institutions to net zero – promising commitment, engagement, investment and net-zero alignment under the GFANZ. GFANZ’s goal is to accelerate the investment needed to reach the 1.5 degrees target and to transform a net zero economy. 

But these commitments need action. 

The GFANZ signatories span across the financial services sector and commit to: 
• Use science-based guidelines to reach net-zero emissions across all emissions scopes by 2050.
• Set 2030 interim targets that represent a fair share of the 50% decarbonisation required by the end of the decade.
• Set and publish a net-zero transition strategy. 
• Commit to transparent reporting and accounting on progress against those targets. 
• Adhere to strict restrictions on use of offsets. 

This means firstly, that financial institutions need to implement the right measurement and monitoring processes across their portfolios to enable them to assess performance against these commitments. They need to be able to consistently and accurately monitor the carbon intensity of investment portfolios and balance sheet, and set realistic and actionable targets. But more importantly, it means that those seeking capital, need also to commit to and ultimately reach net-zero!

We work with companies both in and out of the financial sector to understand what this means for their business and to build a strategy aligned to these commitments. To build credible and achievable targets and to identify the solutions needs to achieve them.

Introducing BELIEVE.

We BELIEVE. in a world where nature and society co-exist in harmony and thrive together. Our mission is to drive change by supporting businesses transition to a more sustainable future.We support organisations to align their sustainability strategy with their long term business goals.  To embed sustainability across their organisation and engage employees to unleash their workforce potential.

Why? Because we BELIEVE. in the future. Companies with the right sustainability strategy are better placed to face the future; to identify opportunity, access finance, attract the best talents and deliver on their purpose. And we BELIEVE. that businesses have a crucial role in investing in this future to make it brighter for generations to come.