Swisscanto Invest is convinced that taking sustainability issues into consideration in a broader sense leads to better investment decisions:
We have developed a sustainability indicator for our customers so that they always know how ecologically or socially correct a fund investment is. This indicator creates transparency in terms of the sustainability of investment funds by means of a simplified analysis based on three dimensions: the so-called ESG criteria. ESG stands for "Environmental, Social, Governance".
The data from these three areas determine the level of sustainability of investment funds. According to this indicator, investment funds are divided into seven sustainability classes, ranging from A (highest level) to G (lowest level). We make this classification available to you for your investment decisions. The sustainability indicator assesses the following criteria (example: equities):
The Swisscanto Invest sustainability funds bear the European transparency logo for sustainable public funds. By signing the "European Transparency Code" for sustainability funds, we, as a Swiss fund manager, confirm our commitment to maintaining transparency towards investors.
The European transparency logo for sustainability funds demonstrates our commitment to provide accurate, appropriate and timely information. We do this in order to give our customers and other interested parties the opportunity to understand the approaches and methods of our sustainable monetary investments. The transparency guidelines are managed by Eurosif, an independent organisation.
The active exercise of voting rights creates added value in the interest of our investors and forms an integral component of investment policy in asset management, particularly in the active equity sector and with sustainable equity investments.