Sustainability indices and ratings
In September 2018 Generali has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the international index that recognizes the leading companies according to their sustainability performances.
Generali is a constituent of MSCI ESG Leaders, which include companies with the highest ESG performance (environmental, social and governance), in the sectors represented. MSCI, through these indices, provides institutional investors with the information needed to build their portfolio, looking for companies with high sustainability performance and taking ESG criteria into account in their investment decisions. In 2018, the MSCI ESG agency awarded Generali an 'AA' rating.
Since March 2011, Generali is a constituent in theFTSE4Good Developed e nell’indice FTSE4Good Europe. The FTSE4Good Index Series is created by the global index provider FTSE Russell and designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used as a basis for responsible investment from funds and financial products. In 2018, Generali has received a '4.5' rating, where 5.0 is the highest and 0 the lowest.
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is a leading provider of governance solutions and responsible investments in the global financial community. Environmental & Social QualityScore is part of the ISS profiles for institutional investors and represents a quantitative approach to measuring the quality of corporate communications in social and environmental topics, including sustainability governance. Generali has a rating of 1, as high as possible, both in the Environmental and Social sections.
Assicurazioni Generali is included in the Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 e 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 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.
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. Generali is also included 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.
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.
Leader in the production of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and data, as well as in the sustainable investments research (SRI). It has assigned to Generali an overall grade of C with “Prime” status.