Approach & Reporting Sustainability Ratings & Indices

Sustainability Ratings & Indices

Credit Suisse features in numerous ratings and indices in the area of sustainability.

Investors are increasingly interested in environmentally and socially responsible investments, and therefore not only take key financial indicators but also sustainability criteria into account 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 – serve as a guide in this context. Credit Suisse has been included in leading sustainability indices for a number of years – particularly the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the FTSE4Good Index Series. The Credit Suisse Group share is therefore included in various sustainability funds.

Credit Suisse is included in the following sustainability indexes

Index Brief Description Credit Suisse
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 IndexSMthat 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 IndexSMthat lead the field in terms of sustainability. Credit Suisse has been a constituent of the European Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since its inception in 2001.
FTSE4Good Index (UK) 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

Ratings Brief Description
Credit Suisse
CDP
CDP represents institutional investors with invested assets of around USD 95 trillion; its aim is to offer transparent guidance to investors on climate-related opportunities and risks for companies.
99 points (disclosure score; rating scale
1 to 100; industry average: 82)
A performance (implementation score;
rating scale A to C)
Inclusion on CDP’s “Climate A List”
MSCI ESG Research Intangible Value Assessment 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.
BB
(rating scale: AAA to CCC)
RobecoSAM
As part of its Corporate Sustainability Assessment, RobecoSAM analyzes the sustainability achievements of some 2,900 listed companies every year. This involves assessing companies on the basis of environmental, social, and economic criteria.
76% (industry average: 46%)
Economic dimension: 73%;
Environmental dimension: 81%;
Social dimension: 77%
Awarded Bronze Class distinction
Sustainalytics
The sustainability research carried out by Sustainalytics focuses on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.
67 points (rating scale: 1 to 100)
(87th percentile; rated 19 out of 135)