“Financial analysis is not complete if it ignores material extra-financial factors,” states robecoSAM, one of the global sustainability investment groups. The importance of extra-financial factors has gained prominence over the last decades. The Corporate Sustainability Assessment of robecoSAM analyzes the sustainability performance of companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.
This year, Allianz is made the super sector leader, that is the leading company in the insurance industry. Allianz earned special recognition in the areas of risk detection, risk and crisis management, financial inclusion, brand management and stakeholder engagement.
The DJSI honors Allianz's commitment for a dialogue-oriented stakeholder communication, and the presence of an accountability mechanism by our ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Board. Allianz’s commitment to financial inclusion by providing insurance to low-income households and contributing to strengthening insurance systems in emerging countries is also highlighted in the assessment.
“We are delighted that our performance has once again been externally recognized, and this time as the leading company in the insurance sector,” says Dr. Maximillian Zimmerer, Member of the Board of Allianz SE. “Sustainability is an important part of Allianz’s business as a manager of risks and long-term investor and we continue to strive to bring the sustainability agenda forward. Embedding sustainability more deeply into the way we do our work has the opportunity to strengthen our company's business performance and market position.”
Allianz has been included in the DJSI since 2000 with top ranking positions over the past years. Allianz continues to be recognized for its sustainability performance, most recently also by the Carbon Disclosure Project.
For more information on Allianz’s sustainability engagement, please visit the sustainability web page.