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For tomorrow’s society: three front runners in the sustainable investment plan

Aug 3, 2021.

Our sustainable investment fund Tomorrow Invest lets you invest your money in companies that focus on future-relevant issues. They have all made it through the three stages of the Generali selection process and received top ratings for sustainability. That also applies to the three companies in this article. They are among the front runners in the key sector “changing demographics” and also have an extraordinary commitment to the environment.

 

 

Sonova Holding AG

Swiss company Sonova Holding AG is one of the world’s top three providers of hearing solutions. Using innovative technology and committed and motivated service, Sonova wants to create a world where everyone feels the joy of hearing and can enjoy a life without limitations.

 

Significant savings: The devices developed by Belimo Holding save 24 times more CO2 than they use. Collectively, all of the devices sold by the company saved 7.3 million tonnes of CO2 in 2020 – almost the same amount of CO2 generated in a year by all the people in Switzerland’s most populous canton, Zurich.

 

 

Schindler Holding AG

Schindler is known worldwide for its core business: moving around a billion people with its lifts and escalators every day. From its headquarters in the canton of Lucerne, Schindler Holding AG has optimised all stages that its lifts pass through. It uses less energy, relies on long-term quality and places employee safety at the heart of its work.

 

Top awards: The company is also deeply engaged in the educational and research fields, and supports charitable causes. Every year, students compete for the Schindler Award for accessible architecture. Schindler has numbered among the top 20 best employers in Germany for several years, and has been recognised for very good working conditions as a “Top Employer”. Its exemplary occupational health management landed the holding company in first place in Handelsblatt magazine’s annual ranking in 2019 and 2020.

 

 

Biogen Inc.

Biogen is a pioneer in neuroscience: it researches, develops and sells innovative medications worldwide for people with severe neurological illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis. According to the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Report, Biogen is the most sustainable biotech company worldwide – for the fifth consecutive time. The company has been carbon-neutral since 2014 and runs entirely on renewable energy. Biogen has set the goal of converting its entire fleet of more than 1,500 vehicles to electric drive by 2025.

 

Ambitious goals: Biogen invested USD 250 million in its Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives Foundation last year, and aims to go completely fossil-fuel-free in every business area within 20 years.

 

Selecting the companies for

As well as companies that focus on energy and climate change, Tomorrow Invest also includes ones that make a commitment to sustainability in areas that are important to the economy or society, such as data security or demographic change.

 

Starting with a global list of exchange-listed companies, we select the ones that match our standards and values. This is based on the following criteria:

  • Key sectors: We only invest in pioneering key sectors. At present, these are “energy & climate change”, “changing demographics”, and “digital transformation & cyber security”.
  • Sustainability: All companies are reviewed by Sustainalytics, one of the world’s leading ratings agencies. We only invest in companies that can prove their commitment to sustainability.
  • Composition: Our investment experts ensure an optimal mix of your investment plan, with a focus on Swiss companies.

 

Once a company has successfully made it through this three-stage selection process, it can be considered for inclusion in our sustainable investment plan.

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