The Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) aims to secure the current and future pensions of its insured over the long term and enable them to maintain their accustomed standard of living in retirement, from both a qualitative (quality of life, environment) and financial perspective. For the Pension Fund, "sustainability" means implementing a long-term investment strategy that allows it to achieve this aim by generating the required income. An important component of this long-term investment strategy is the impact that the Pension Fund's investments have on the environment and society, and therefore on its insured. The Pension Fund believes that preserving a sound ecological and social environment is in the long-term interests of its insured.
«For the Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland), sustainability means pursuing a long-term investment strategy and, in doing so, safeguarding the standard of living of its insured, based on an awareness of how its investments impact on society and the environment.»
The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee, which reports directly to the Board of Trustees, is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the sustainability strategy. Using a structured process, the ESG Committee continuously evaluates investment options and how they can be integrated into the sustainability strategy in the interest of the insured. As an active member of Swiss Sustainable Finance, the Pension Fund participates in the global dialogue on sustainable assets and in this way supports the development and establishment of standards in this area.