Being a responsible investor

We integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria across our investment portfolio. Our approach is based on the three strategic pillars Enhancement, Inclusion and Exclusion.

"We make the world more resilient" is Swiss Re’s vision. More than ten years ago, our Asset Management unit embarked on a journey to not only generate risk-adjusted, stable long-term returns, but to also consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in our investment decisions. With this approach, our Asset Management has contributed to the Group’s vision.

In 2017, we reached a key milestone on this journey. As one of the first re/insurance companies, we integrated ESG benchmarks into our investment portfolio, which was a significant step forward from considering ESG as an “add-on” approach. A year later, we are even more convinced that taking ESG criteria into account has a positive impact on the performance of our investment portfolio in the long-term.