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.

Our engagement with ESG rating agencies and index providers is an integral part of Credit Suisse’s transparency efforts as it serves the interests of investors and society at large. We also account for sustainability issues deemed significant by investors and ESG rating agencies in this report in order to streamline all relevant information in one place.

Credit Suisse is assessed by a number of ESG rating providers, such as S&P Global (Corporate Sustainability Assessment), Sustainalytics, MSCI, CDP and FTSE Russell, and we are a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Since its launch in February 2021, Credit Suisse has also been included in the SIX SPI ESG Index. After having been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in the past, Credit Suisse did not meet the threshold for DJSI inclusion in 2021, which we recognize as a reflection of recent incidents.