Investment
Stewardship

As a PRI signatory, the Generali Group takes pride in its role as a responsible investor. We rely on a dedicated Stewardship Team to oversee asset management activities, guaranteeing that our work helps create sustainable markets, supports responsible investment and ultimately contributes to creating a more prosperous world for everyone.

IN DETAIL, THE STEWARDSHIP TEAM ENSURES:

Integration of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors into the investment process

Integration of ESG factors when analyzing and selecting companies helps to improve our environment and society as a whole, without any negative impact on financial performance.
The team examines companies, identifying risks, issues and opportunities, and rates more than 500 European companies (within the MSCI Europe universe), based on ESG criteria.

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Active ownership practices

Active ownership practices include effective proxy voting and engagement activities designed to encourage companies to improve their ESG behaviors, supporting sustainable growth over the long-term and improving their risk/return profiles.

A dedicated Governance & Proxy Voting team manages all activities related to active ownership, including corporate governance analysis, exercise of voting rights, engagement and reporting.

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The Generali Group’s commitment

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Generali Investments is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), whose mission is to promote effective standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship to advance efficient markets and sustainable economies worldwide. Generali Investments strongly believes in its active role in enhancing Corporate Governance standards through proxy voting and engagement activities. In 2017, it endorsed the ICGN Global Stewardship Principles and committed to uphold its corporate governance standards.

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As a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the United Nations’ PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), the Generali Group discloses its activities in an annual Sustainability Report – available online – and is committed to honoring said principles.

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Generali Group is an advocate of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, also known as “Global Goals,” are a universal call-to-action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The United Nations Development Program provides support to governments, helping them integrate SDGs into their national development plans and policies.

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Generali Investments participates in the European Forum for Sustainable Finance (EUROSIF), as well as the French (FIR), Italian (FFS) and Spanish (SIF) working groups that unite the most important European realities in socially responsible investment.

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As signatory of the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Generali Group chose to participate in Italy’s national dialogue on sustainable development, sponsored by the UNEP and the Italian Environmental Ministry. This dialogue was organized following COP21 in Paris (December 2015), which outlined the need for the private sector to become actively involved in helping societies around the world respect global climate change commitments.

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Generali Investments also adheres to Italy’s stewardship principles for the exercise of administrative and voting rights in listed companies, as defined by Assogestioni, the Italian association of asset managers.

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