Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the options open to future generations – this is the definition of sustainability and also one of the core concerns of the insurance industry.
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Despite the pandemic and a summer marred by bad weather, the Swiss insurance industry once again succeeded in making the various aspects of sustainability an even firmer component of its business.
Insurers are major institutional investors with a long-term investment horizon and a preference for safety.
The Swiss Insurance Association SIA is joining the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance as a supporter.
SIA chairman Rolf Dörig takes a look at the current challenges facing the Swiss insurance industry.
An increasing number of insurers are integrating ESG criteria in their investment process. Sustainability criteria are involved in 83 per cent of investments.
Climate change is accelerating and now affects all areas of our lives. Gunthard Niederbäumer explains what insurers can and should do to slow down this trend.
Our lives in 2020 are dominated by the corona crisis. Nonetheless, sustainability and reform of the pension system remain central challenges that we must continue to address.
Financial sector welcomes the Federal Council’s report and guidelines on sustainability in the financial sector.
The Swiss insurance industry has had a successful year – premium volumes in both non-life and life insurance rose again in 2019.