The ESG Committee of the Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland), working on behalf of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for developing the sustainability strategy for the investment of assets. In collaboration with the Investment Committee and the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), the ESG Committee continuously reviews the content of the sustainability strategy, thereby helping to ensure long-term and sustainable income for our insured.
Sustainability strategy and climate strategy
Our Pension Fund defines the term sustainability in terms of three factors: environment, social, and governance – referred to in the content that follows as ESG factors. As part of its sustainability strategy, our Pension Fund considers all three factors to be of equal importance. Integrating these factors into our investment of assets means that we:
- Actively integrate sustainability and climate risks into the investment process (risk management)
- Take into account the impact of our investment activities on the environment, society, and the economy (impact)
We believe that this holistic approach to sustainability meets the needs of our insured and fulfills our fiduciary due diligence obligations in accordance with legal requirements.
Our Pension Fund sets out its convictions on sustainability, defines its objectives for the investment of assets, and lays out the necessary procedures for implementing them in its investment processes in the two documents "Sustainability strategy" and "Climate strategy" (see link on the left). Find out more about the process our Pension Fund followed in defining the two strategies in the linked case study by Sustainserv, which helped us with formulating the strategy. Our Pension Fund is now continuously working on implementing the two strategies in the individual asset classes.
Replay-Video: Swiss Sustainability Network