Global wealth and asset manager announced today that it has acquired a stake in sustainability-focused advisory and investment firm SYSTEMIQ, and plans to collaborate with the company to help advance clients’ sustainability transitions.

Founded in 2016, SYSTEMIQ works to enable the transformation of markets and business models in order to drive the achievement of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on economic systems including regenerative land use, circular materials, clean energy and sustainable finance.

Jeremy Oppenheim, Founder and Senior Partner at SYSTEMIQ, said:

“In the aftermath of COP26, global conscience is focused on the transition towards a just, prosperous and sustainable future. The next few years will be critical to our ability to meet these challenges; at SYSTEMIQ, we look forward to playing a key role in contributing to the system changes needed to deliver on these goals. With Lombard Odier as a Strategic Capital Partner, we are confident in our collective ability to drive meaningful change with the future in mind; let’s get to work.”

Lombard Odier stated that it has already worked with SYSTEMIQ for two years, building sustainability transition roadmaps for industries and using the company as an independent expert evaluator for the development of its in-house sustainable investment methodologies. With the new partnership, Lombard Odier will utilise SYSTEMIQ’s platforms to enhance and optimise its sustainable investment offering for clients, assessing the alignment of investments with the sustainability transition.

Hubert Keller, Senior Managing Partner at Lombard Odier, said:

“Sustainability is at the heart of our work at Lombard Odier; it is a fundamental component of our overall investment strategy, and underpins the returns we deliver for our clients. Our investment in SYSTEMIQ reflects the shared vision and values of the two organisations. Being a Strategic Capital Partner will enable us to further enhance our sustainable investment offering for our clients and will facilitate collaboration on the challenges presented by the sustainability transition.”