Swiss Re's Asset Management receives the highest rating for its responsible investing approach
Swiss Re has again been awarded top scores in the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investments assessment report.
In 2007 Swiss Re signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. Once a year the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investments publishes a survey on the development of its signatories. In their most recent survey Swiss Re has again scored the highest rating of A+ for its overarching approach to responsible investments. Additionally, Swiss Re has improved the rating to top score on all indirect investments to A+. "This is a confirmation of our strategy of not just doing our business responsibly, but also investing responsibly", Guido Fürer, Swiss Re's Group Chief Investment Officer says.
The Principles for Responsible Investments were founded at the New York Stock Exchange in April 2006. The PRI's mission is to achieve a sustainable global financial system, which they see as a necessity for long-term value creation. They do that by encouraging investors to use responsible investments to enhance returns and better manage risks, which perfectly fits with Swiss Re's responsible investing strategy. Over the years PRI has become the leading global investors’ platform for learning, engagement and the sharing of best practices. Since its foundation the number of signatories has grown from 100 to over 2000.
Link to PRI: https://www.unpri.org/