Swiss Life Asset Managers has managed the assets of the Swiss Life Group and those of institutional clients for more than 160 years and has always followed a long-term and risk-based investment philosophy. This includes the comprehensive assessment of risks and returns. The signing of the PRI and the membership of GRESB is the continuation of the path Swiss Life Asset Managers has pursued and entails the integration of ESG factors into the risk management process.
Stefan Mächler, Group CIO of Swiss Life: “Thinking long term is part of our DNA. Our ambition is to achieve solid, stable and sustainable investment returns. By signing the PRI and becoming a GRESB member we expand our commitment to sustainability considerations in our active risk management approach and investment decision making.”
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
The United Nations-supported PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) is an international network of investors working together to put six principles for responsible investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG) for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision-making and ownership practices. In implementing the principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system. www.unpri.org.
Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)
GRESB is a leading industry-driven organisation evaluating the environmental, social and governance performance of real estate funds. www.gresb.com