Engagement with stakeholders, solid governance and integrated reporting have, over time, contributed to sustainable innovation. Generali is the first insurer in Europe to have issued a green bond and among the first to define a climate strategy supporting a 'fair' transition - combining climate change actions and protection for workers in the sectors most impacted by decarbonisation.
"The Group has long adopted responsible investment criteria, selecting investments in companies also based on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria while the Group's social and environmental products encourage customer choice towards sustainable behaviour and business models," Generali Group wrote in a recent press release.
Launched in 1999 as a global benchmark dedicated to sustainability, the DJSI ranks leading companies based on RobecoSAM's analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria and S&P Dow Jones Indices' methodology.
Philippe Donnet, Generali Group CEO, commented:
"Sustainability is a fundamental element of the Generali 2021 plan to promote long-term value creation and innovation. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognition is another confirmation of our commitment towards our stakeholders and the communities we operate in, as a Lifetime Partner. This achievement is an additional incentive to develop a healthy, resilient and sustainable company."