Why does the Group want to be a responsible investor?
In conducting its business, the Group seeks to create “sustainable value”, defined in our code of conduct as one of our basic values:
- “Environmental protection is integral to sustainable value creation for Zurich and society.”
- “We maintain a high standard of corporate responsibility by proactively addressing environmental, social and governance issues.”
- “We focus on long-term success over short-term gains.”
Responsible Investment is our way to create that sustainable value, and do both well and good. With over USD 200 billion in own assets under management, The Group’s investment strategy and decisions can have an impact on society and the environment. We recognise the responsibility that comes with being a steward of such a large portfolio of assets. As a result, the Group has a clear strategy for Responsible Investment.