Swiss Re

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
52%
Organisation Score
42%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Financials
Head​quarters:
Zurich, Switzerland
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Swiss Re has taken mixed positions on sustainable finance policy. Swiss Re has stated support for a role for finance in keeping the global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees and achieving net-zero by 2050, it has also supported reform to address short-termism in markets. Swiss Re has stated support for regulation on sustainable finance on its website and in consultation responses. In feedback to the European Commission on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy in 2020, Swiss Re appeared to be broadly supportive of existing policies, but was unclear on whether it supported the Commission's ambition on further regulation.

In 2022, Swiss Re appeared to support the ISSB's proposal on climate disclosure standards with some minor exceptions around the need for flexibility on certain disclosures.

Swiss Re stated broad support for the taxonomy on its website in 2019, however, in feedback on the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy in 2020, Swiss Re appeared to oppose the expansion of the taxonomy to cover environmentally harmful activities.

In feedback to the European Commission in 2018, Swiss Re supported the creation of climate benchmarks, with some minor concerns over the technical details. In 2019-20, Swiss Re stated support for the EU's climate benchmarks in its CDP responses. In 2020, Swiss Re appeared to support the EU Green Bond Standard in its response to the Commission on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.

However, in response to the European Commission's consultation on Solvency II, Swiss Re appeared to oppose many of the Commission's proposed potential policy actions related to climate risk, including supporting/penalizing factors in capital requirements and climate scenario analysis.

Swiss Re has listed some of the policies and regulators it has engaged with on its website, without specifying positions taken. Swiss Re has not disclosed any indirect engagement through trade associations.

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Strength of Relationship
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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.