Investing responsibly contributes to a more sustainable world

Long-term investors are best equipped to lead the way in embedding sustainability into the conventional investment process. Bringing key industry participants together to exchange knowledge and experience is the best way to move the dialogue forward

Swiss Re Institute's Center for Global Dialogue just hosted the "Sustainability Leadership Series - Responsible investing in practice" event that brought together market participants from the public and private sectors, including institutional investors and wealth managers, policymakers, non-profit organizations and academia. The event served as a platform to share first hand insights on the implementation of responsible investing strategies, discuss policy developments and look at latest trends in stewardship across a fast-evolving market.

Some of the day's experts and leaders included Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Founder and CEO of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism; Daniela Stoffel, State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance Switzerland; Carsten Quitter, CIO Allianz; Patrick Odier, Managing Partner at Lombard Odier; Michael Baldinger, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at UBS Asset Management; Robert G. Eccles, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Said Business School, University of Oxford; Guido Fürer, Group CIO at Swiss Re and Pascal Zbinden, Co-Head SAA & Markets at Swiss Re.

Watch this short video to see what these experts think about the challenges they face and their vision for responsible investing.