Generali confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index
16 November 2020 - 15:45
- Continued inclusion in international benchmark is a recognition of the Group’s excellence in sustainability
Milan – Generali has been confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe), a recognition of excellence for approach taken by the Group to integrate sustainability within its core business.
Engagement with stakeholders, solid governance and integrated reporting have, over time, contributed to sustainable innovation. Generali is the first insurer in Europe to have issued a green bond and among the first to define a climate strategy supporting a ‘fair’ transition – combining climate change actions and protection for workers in the sectors most impacted by decarbonisation.
The Group has long adopted responsible investment criteria, selecting investments in companies also based on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria while the Group’s social and environmental products encourage customer choice towards sustainable behaviour and business models.
These achievements are the result of the Group’s culture that places stakeholder needs at the centre - starting with customers - while rewarding excellence and promoting the inclusion of diversity as an enabler of innovation.
Generali’s approach goes beyond daily business to include the actions of The Human Safety Net which focuses on unlocking the potential of people living in vulnerable conditions.
Generali Group CEO, Philippe Donnet, declared: “Sustainability is a fundamental element of the Generali 2021 plan to promote long-term value creation and innovation. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognition is another confirmation of our commitment towards our stakeholders and the communities we operate in, as a Lifetime Partner. This achievement is an additional incentive to develop a healthy, resilient and sustainable company.”
Launched in 1999 as a global benchmark dedicated to sustainability, the DJSI ranks leading companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria and S&P Dow Jones Indices’ methodology.