The Group’s Responsible Investment approach consists of three elements:
- ESG integration
- Impact investing
- Advancing together
Responsible Investment is part of the Group’s investment philosophy and Responsible Investment practices are an integral part of the Group’s investment approach.
We embed Responsible Investment practices throughout the Zurich organisation and in to our culture through:
- Dedicated Responsible Investment objectives are formulated for all members of the Investment Management team and evaluated annually as part of the Group’s performance management process.
- Responsible Investment ‘competencies’ have been defined and are used to describe required skills in job profiles used for recruiting and development purposes for all investment professionals.
- Mandatory Responsible Investment training is provided to all members of the Group’s Investment Management team. Additional advanced training is provided to portfolio managers and analysts within portfolio management teams.
- All teams nominate a ‘Responsible Investment Champion’ tasked with supporting the team in embedding Responsible Investment practices. The network of over 25 Responsible Investment champions holds monthly calls to exchange best practices and discuss progress.
There is only one way in which we manage our assets: as a responsible investor. Responsible Investment is part of our DNA.