Environmental Investment | Corporate Responsibility | Zurich UK

Investment

With over $200 billion in Group Investments, insurance investment management is one of Zurich’s core skills and an important contributor to the Group’s financial results. Generating profits and returns in a way that creates sustainable value for all our key stakeholders forms an integral part of how we do business and is fundamental to the Group’s long-term success. As part of the Group’s Responsible Investment strategy, Zurich takes a market-based approach to addressing climate change. Our focus is to understand the risks and opportunities associated with climate change as relevant drivers of investment risk and reward. At the same time, we seek to have a positive impact on the environment. Consequently, climate change is reflected in each of the three pillars of Zurich’s Responsible Investment strategy.

As part of this strategy, the Zurich Group has committed to invest over USD 2bn in green bonds, the largest single commitment to this market. Green bonds are a great example of an investment that allows us to have a positive impact on society and the environment, while meeting our financial criteria. Through green bond investments, Zurich is supporting sustainable growth and development around the globe.

For more information see chapter 4 of our ClimateWise report or visit our Group investment pages.

In terms of our Life products for individual customers, we continue to offer our pension and investment customers a range of ethical funds available through intermediaries.

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If you would like to find out more about Zurich’s Corporate Responsibility Policy in the UK, please contact the Corporate Responsibility team.