Since March 2011 Generali is constituent in the FTSE4Good Global index and FTSE4Good Europe. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Transparent management and clearly-defined ESG criteria make FTSE4Good indices suitable tools to be used by a wide variety of market participants when creating or assessing responsible investment products. In 2017, Generali has been upgraded to '4.6' rating (from '4.5' in the year 2016 and from '4.1' in the year 2015) where 5.0 is the highest and 0 the lowest.
Generali is a constituent of MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes that its aim to represent companies with high ESG ratings. The indexes are designed for investors seeking exposure to companies with strong sustainability profiles with relatively low tracking error to the underlying equity market and are reconstituted annually.
MSCI Inc., a leading provider of global benchmark indexes, has over 500 equity and fixed income environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indexes.
Assicurazioni Generali is included in the Euronext Vigeo World 120, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 indices, which are part of a range of indices established by Vigeo Eiris in partnership with Euronext. Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies as evaluated by the Vigeo Eiris agency in terms of their performance in corporate responsibility.
Since September 2012, Generali has also been included in the ESI (Ethibel Sustainability Index) Excellence Global index, which selects the best companies in terms of corporate social responsibility performance in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, according to the criteria established by the independent Belgian association Forum Ethibel. Forum Ethibel has also confirmed Generali’s place in the ESI Excellence Europe index, which selects the 200 highest rated companies in Europe. For inclusion in these indexes, Forum Ethibel refers to the analysis performed by French rating agency Vigeo.
Since September 2012, Generali has been included in the following STOXX®Global ESG Leaders indices: EURO STOXX ESG Leaders 50, STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Leaders, STOXX Europe Sustainability, EURO STOXX Sustainability. Companies included in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders are selected, according to best-in-class criteria, on the basis of the sustainability rating assigned by Sustainalytics – a leading company in research and social-environmental analysis – with reference to the main performance indicators.
Assicurazioni Generali ranks among the Corporate Knights’ 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.
Corporate Knights is a forward-looking Canadian market research company which, since 2005, has evaluated the sustainability activities of more than 4,300 companies worldwide with a market capitalisation of more than two billion US dollars.
Assicurazioni Generali is in the following ECPI indexes: ECPI Global Ethical Equity, composed of the 300 most capitalised companies in the global market; ECPI Euro Ethical Equity and ECPI EMU Ethical Equity, comprising the 150 most capitalised companies in Europe and the eurozone, respectively.
ECPI, established in 1997, is a leading rating and sustainability index company that conducts research according to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) parameters with the aim of integrating non-financial information into the investment process.