Investors are increasingly interested in environmentally and socially responsible investments, and therefore not only take key financial indicators into account but also consider sustainability criteria when making investment decisions. The analyses and ratings produced by specialized sustainability rating agencies and index providers – which assess companies according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria – provide guidance and serve as a point of reference in this context. Credit Suisse has been included in leading sustainability indices for a number of years. In particular, we have been a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the FTSE4Good Index Series since their launch in 1999 and 2001. The Credit Suisse Group share is therefore included in various funds that consider ESG criteria.
Sustainability ratings and indices
Leading sustainability rating agencies and index providers rate us on our sustainability efforts. These are assessed according to social, economic, and environmental criteria. Many investors refer to these sustainability criteria when making investment decisions.
Credit Suisse is included in the following sustainability indices:
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World)
Global best-in-class approach: The top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
Credit Suisse has been a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since it was launched in 1999.
Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe)
European best-in-class approach: The top 20% of the 600 largest European companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
Credit Suisse has been a constituent of the European Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since it was launched in 2001.
Companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards.
Credit Suisse has been a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series since it was launched in 2001.
Sustainability Ratings Assigned to Credit Suisse:
CDP represents institutional investors with invested assets of over USD 90 trillion; its aim is to offer transparent guidance to investors on climate-related opportunities and risks for companies.
(rating scale: D– to A)
MSCI ESG Rating
MSCI ESG Ratings assess a company's performance based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes, focusing on key ESG issues identified for the industry.
(rating scale: AAA to CCC)
SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment
As part of its Corporate Sustainability Assessment, SAM analyzes the sustainability performance of over 4,500 listed companies every year. This involves assessing companies on the basis of environmental, social and economic criteria.
(rating scale 1 to 100)
Economic dimension: 56
Environmental dimension: 88
Social dimension: 79
The sustainability research carried out by Sustainalytics focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
(rating scale: 1 to 100)
85th percentile, rated 37 out of 234