Raiffeisen is the third largest banking group in Switzerland and a leader in the retail banking business. It is characterized by strong local roots and a cooperative operational structure. The Raiffeisen Group has 930 locations in Switzerland. The group includes the 255Raiffeisen cooperative banks. Today, 3.7 million Swiss citizens are Raiffeisen clients.
Zürcher Kantonalbank has successfully positioned itself as a universal bank with regional roots and an international network. It is the largest cantonal bank in Switzerland and has the lead position in universal banking in the Greater Zurich Area. Zürcher Kantonalbank belongs 100 percent to the Canton of Zurich which provides a government guarantee.
Bank Vontobel AG has a long tradition as one of the leading private banks in Switzerland and is an established globally active financial expert. Vontobel specializes in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions and is successfully expanding all divisions in their Swiss home market and internationally. Entrepreneurial independence is guaranteed by the continuing close relationship with the Vontobel family.
The family owned J. Safra Sarasin Group can look back on a long and successful history in private banking. Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG is a leading sustainable private bank that combines all the advantages of the Swiss financial center with dynamic and personalized consulting services that focus on investment opportunities in the international financial markets.
Sustainalytics is an independent, innovative service provider of "Responsible Investment Services". The company specializes in the analysis and assessment of the sustainability performance of companies and countries. Sustainalytics utilizes the so-called ESG approach. This approach analyzes a company’s sustainable performance in the following areas: Environment, Social (Social issues and Society) and Governance (corporate governance). Sustainalytics combines global solutions and services with local market experience and expertise.
In the landscape of available ESG information, RepRisk takes a unique approach to assessing risk. Its research focuses on capturing and analyzing data from media, stakeholders, and other public sources external to the company. With a proprietary, systematic framework that combines cutting-edge technology with hands-on human intelligence in 15 languages RepRisk delivers dynamic and curated risk information. ESG issues have evolved from tangential importance to material relevance: how a company manages ESG issues is now seen as directly linked to its operational excellence and social license to operate. This insight from sources external to the company helps balance and substantiate the information provided by the company itself, and helps assess whether a company’s intention – policies, processes, and commitments – translates into practice.