Our three principles

Wald und Wasser

Three principles for effective, sustainable investments

Zurich Invest Ltd promotes successful investments that also have a positive impact on the environment and society by focusing on three principles.
The following information refers to Zurich Invest Ltd in its role as fund management company of the real estate fund "ZIF Real Estate Direct Switzerland" and as manager of the Zurich Investment Foundation.
ESG Integration

ESG Integration

We integrate ESG criteria in the investment process across all asset classes. Our objective is to generate added value for our customers by harmonizing successful business with sustainability.
Impact Investing

Impact Investing

Zurich Invest invests part of the assets it manages on behalf of investors for the purpose of generating environmental, social and infrastructural impact («Impact Investing»). The focus is on the topics of demographic development and climate change.
Gemeinsamer Fortschritt

Advancing Together

The further development of the markets and the more efficient identification and management of ESG risks is only possible through the joint commitment of all market players. For companies that are looking for capital, this creates incentives for sustainable business models.

What does ESG mean?

ESG stands for three sustainability-related areas in which companies have responsibilities:

  • Environmental: Effects on the environment
  • Social: Socially responsible actions
  • Governance: Sustainable corporate governance

Learn how these principles determine our products.


Responsible real estate management

Swiss real estate

Sustainable building and management can achieve a lot: For example, the energy-efficient renovation of older properties can make a substantial contribution to the active reduction of energy consumption.

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Energy-efficient real estate

European real estate

A positive impact on the sustainability balance is possible through active management of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.


Ongoing monitoring

Equities and bonds

We measure our external asset managers on the basis of whether they take environmental factors, social responsibility and sustainable corporate governance into consideration in line with our objectives when selecting investments.

How do we handle climate risks?

We are committed to measures in five areas in order to take climate change into account in our own investment approach and in that of the external asset managers.

Brochure: Sustainable investments

Under consideration of our three principles, we manage the assets entrusted to in a way that sustainably generates value.

Fabio Oliveira
Fabio Oliveira
Senior ESG Officer fabio.oliveira[@]zurich.ch
Sebastien Dirren
Dr. Sébastien Dirren
Head Investment Management / CIO