Create the life you want

Anything is possible when you manage your money the right way. At Zeva Astras Wealth Management, our mission is simple: to guide you towards a brighter future for your investments, your business, and eventually your family.

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01. Big plans?

Make your money work for you

Career breaks. Part-time work. Early retirement. Or starting your own business? Our research provides compelling insight into why taking control of your finances is critical to achieving your goals. The evidence shows that taking control of your finances is particularly important for women, due to differences in longevity, childcare, risk tolerance and other factors.

02. Take control

Take control with financial confidence

Being confident with your money is important. Based on thousands of hours of research and interviews, with men and women we have developed an easy way to measure your financial confidence, identify your strengths, and work out which actions you can take right now to achieve your goals. So, what does it mean to be financially confident? And what do you need to do to take control?

Awareness

Start with a quick look at your personal map. What are your goals? And which routes might get you there safely?

Expertise

The best explorers use their compass effectively. Do you know how to make your money work best for you?.

Trust

It's good having someone guiding you. Who can you trust to give you direction with your finances?

03. Sustainable Development

Dive into the critical factors needed to accelerate progress towards tackling the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 Global Goals set by the United Nations to address environmental, economic, and social imbalances. The goals aim to eradicate poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation, while promoting global prosperity, peace and justice.

We believe that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be reached until:

People are more aware of the SDGs

Sustainability is easier to understand

There are more solutions that enable the public to make a real contribution to people and planet.

UBS outlines eight potential solutions on how to improve the sustainable investing, giving, and consumption ecosystems to mobilize greater support for tackling world's most urgent challenges.

04. Challenges

Explore the three biggest challenges to achieving the SDGs and how to resolve them

Challenge 1:
Lack of public awareness of the SDGs

There is little public knowledge that the UN SDGs exist. And simple awareness of the SDGs is not the same as knowledge of or familiarity with them. In a 2016 Glocalities survey carried out across 24 countries, just 1% of citizens said they knew the SDGs "very well."

Survey reports that fewer than half of millionaires surveyed are very or extremely familiar with the term “sustainable investing” and just 38% have the same level of awareness of "impact investing."

71% of consumers would consciously avoid buying from firms with perceived negative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices – people do care about sustainability

How to increase awareness?

Use multiple media channels to increase awareness of the SDGs

Align investment solutions with investors' sustainability interests

Challenge 2:
Sustainability is too complex

Lack of simplicity

“What is sustainability?” remains a valid question for today’s sustainable investors, philanthropists, and consumers.

Many institutions linked to sustainability list very complex criteria for investors, philanthropists, and consumers to use when making a sustainability decision.

Investors are overwhelmed by large amounts of sustainability data. For example, the World Bank Group is working hard to build more complete datasets for SDG needs and is currently engaging in around 300 active projects to improve data collection at a cost of USD 200m annually.

Over 40% of institutional investors report that an absence of standardized terms and reporting holds them back from integrating ESG factors into their investment processes

What can be done to simplify?

Simplify, standardize, and mainstream corporate sustainability data reporting

Define impact investment and impact measurement coherently and consistently

Name sustainable investing (SI) strategies in a clear, consistent manner so they can be universally adopted

Challenge 3:
There aren't enough sustainable solutions that really make a difference

Lack of contribution

Inconsistent application of sustainability factors (such as failing to integrate ESG factors fully) across asset classes hampers investors' ability to contribute to the SDGs. Sustainable investors who rely on external rating systems to select instruments can also face confusion when attempting to match investments to their values, given the large variation in how rating firms judge the ESG factors that matter most.

Many philanthropic foundations also do not fully align their operations with their impact mission, as seen in the ways they invest their endowment capital. Fewer than half of European foundations manage their endowment capital in a sustainable way.

How to make a contribution

Use publicly-traded strategies in traditional portfolios that focus on market-rate performance while also having an actual positive social and environmental impact

Adopt a true 100% SI asset allocation that seeks to deliver market-rate returns and have verifiable positive impact

Focus on collective and collaborative philanthropy

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