Investment Stewardship
at Generali Investments

Generali Group, as a PRI signatory and fully committed responsible investor, set up a dedicated specialised Stewardship Team at the service of Generali Investments.

The team ensures:

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

Incorporating non-financial ESG elements when analysing and selecting companies helps to improve our environment and society as a whole, without disregarding financial performance.

A specific team of Socially Responsible Investments’ analysts examines companies, identifies risks, issues and opportunities, and rates more than 500 European companies (MSCI Europe as universe), based on ESG criteria.

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Active ownership practices

Effective proxy voting and engagement activities can encourage companies to improve their ESG behaviour, supporting a sustainable growth over the long-term and improving their risk/return profile.

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

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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 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) supported by the UN, Generali Group discloses its activities in the annual Sustainability Report – available online – and is committed to the fulfilment of such principles.

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Generali Group is an advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise 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 Programme provides support to governments to 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; all of them bring together the most important European players in the area of Socially Responsible Investment.

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Generali Group, a signatory of the Carbon Disclosure Project, decided to take part in the Italian National Dialogue on Sustainable Development, sponsored by the UNEP and the Italian Ministry of Environment. This followed the COP21 in Paris (December 2015), which outlined the need for an active involvement of the private sector in order to respect global climate change commitments.

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Generali Investments also adheres to the Italian 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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