Sustainability indices and ratings
In September 2019 Generali was confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the second year running and was also added, for the first time, to the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe).
Generali has been awarded a bronze medal in SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020, which showcases the best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics.
Generali is a constituent of MSCI ESG Leaders, which include companies with the highest ESG performance (environmental, social and governance), in the sectors represented. In 2019, Generali was rated 'AA' by MSCI ESG Research Ratings*.
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Since March 2011, Generali is a constituent in the FTSE4Good Developed and in the index FTSE4Good Europe. In 2019, Generali received a 4.6 rating, where 5.0 is the highest and 0 the lowest.
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is a leading provider of governance solutions and responsible investments in the global financial community. Environmental & Social QualityScore is part of the ISS profiles for institutional investors and represents a quantitative approach to measuring the quality of corporate communications in social and environmental topics, including sustainability governance. Generali has a rating of 1, as high as possible, in the Social section.
In 2019 Generali was rated C with “Prime” status, awarded to companies with a leading ESG performance in their sector, by ISS ESG.
Assicurazioni Generali is included in the Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 e Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 indices, which are part of a range of indices established by Vigeo Eiris in partnership with Euronext. Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies as evaluated by Vigeo Eiris in terms of their corporate responsibility performance.
Since September 2012, Generali has been included in the following STOXX®Global ESG Leaders indices: EURO STOXX ESG Leaders 50, STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Leaders, STOXX Europe Sustainability, EURO STOXX Sustainability. Companies included in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders are selected, according to best-in-class criteria, on the basis of the sustainability rating assigned by Sustainalytics – a leading company in research and social-environmental analysis – with reference to the main performance indicators.
Since September 2012, Generali has also been included in the ESI (Ethibel Sustainability Index) Excellence Global index, which selects the best companies in terms of corporate social responsibility performance in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, according to the criteria established by the independent Belgian association Forum Ethibel. Generali is also included in the ESI Excellence Europe index, which selects the 200 highest rated companies in Europe. For inclusion in these indexes, Forum Ethibel refers to the analysis performed by Vigeo Eiris.
Assicurazioni Generali is in the following ECPI indexes: ECPI Global Ethical Equity, composed of the 300 most capitalised companies in the global market; ECPI Euro Ethical Equity and ECPI EMU Ethical Equity, comprising the 150 most capitalised companies in Europe and the eurozone, respectively. ECPI, established in 1997, is a leading rating and sustainability index company that conducts research according to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) parameters with the aim of integrating non-financial information into the investment process.
In 2020 Generali ranked among Corporate Knights’ “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”, the ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations.
Now in its 16th edition, the Corporate Knights’ ranking is released after an assessment of 7,395 companies with more than US€ 1 billion in revenues.