Our long-term investment approach is entirely consistent with the idea of building resilience because sustainable sources of value would not be discernible without a clear view on the underlying drivers and risk factors. For this reason, we systematically integrated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria as a key component of our investment process. As an early adopter we formalised our commitment by becoming a Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatory in 2007, a Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) signatory in 2012, and were among the first to switch to broad-based ESG benchmarks.

We continue to develop our approach to responsible investing, including building up our exposure to investments that support the transition to a low-carbon economy. In particular, we channel part of our fixed income portfolio consciously into green bonds. We also allocate a substantial portion of our infrastructure investments to renewable energy.

Engaged in the global policy and industry dialogue

We believe long-term investors are key for the financial intermediation channel, supporting economic growth and financial stability. Accordingly, we drive the global financial policy dialogue on unlocking the potential of institutional investors and put forward comprehensive policy agendas. We have a multi-year history of thought-leadership in long-term and infrastructure investing, including close cooperation with leading organisations such as the International Institute of Finance, the World Economic Forum and the OECD long-term investor network (among others – see External Links on the right hand side). Together with our global partner network, we advocate for long-term economic growth and financial resilience.

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