In order to meet our responsibilities towards our stakeholders, we aim to manage all investments with sustainability risks and opportunities in mind, and we are committed to progressively moving our investment portfolio towards "net zero" emissions in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement.
Our goal is to invest the majority of our assets sustainably. Therefore, we have incorporated individually defined ESG criteria into the selection and portfolio management process for all asset classes.
To ensure that our investments do not contradict our understanding of sustainability, we have identified asset class specific exclusion criteria. This helps us to effectively manage sensitive business areas and serious controversies.
Helvetia as an active investor is committed to a more sustainable financial market. We use our influence by exercising our shareholder rights and through dialogue as a bondholder.
We strive for more than just reducing the negative impact of our investments. We therefore change weightings in our traditional portfolios and make targeted impact investments to optimise the positive impact of our assets.