Sustainability indices and ESG ratings

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 to investors interested in environmentally and socially responsible investments. Credit Suisse has been included in leading sustainability indices for a number of years and is assessed by ESG rating providers such as S&P Global (Corporate Sustainability Assessment), Sustainalytics, MSCI and CDP. In 2020, Credit Suisse was once again selected as an index component for both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe). Furthermore, our CDP climate change score improved to an A-, and Credit Suisse’s MSCI ESG Rating increased to an A.