Baloise Group: Most Innovative Sustainability Insurer Switzerland 2021

Gert De Winter CEO Baloise Group & Kim Berrendorf Sustainability Manager

Gert De Winter CEO Baloise Group & Kim Berrendorf Sustainability Manager

Baloise Group operates as an insurer, bank, and asset manager in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is driven and supported by a workforce of 7,700 — and a history stretching back 150 years. The group has developed a “Simply Safe” strategy with sustainability embedded in all business decisions. It seeks to create value for all stakeholders and recognises staff, customers, partners, investors and the environment as the keys to positive impacts. Baloise offers meaningful work and competitive renumeration for its employees. It invests insurance premiums in companies with responsible ESG policies that support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals — and the long-term financial health of the group and its subsidiaries. Decision-making processes focus on lasting impacts for planet and people, guided by Baloise departments of corporate governance, IT security, risk-management and compliance. Baloise Group has expanded its offering of products and services through investments, partnerships and collaborations, particularly in the home and mobility sectors. That includes peer-to-peer rental start-ups offering cars, camping vehicles and clothing, as well as subscription-service home furnishings, e-vehicle charging stations and an app that extends the lifecycle of products through repair, share or resale services. One of its investee companies helps consumers to offset travel-related carbon emissions. Another has developed a digital platform for comparing and calculating the costs and benefits of renewable energy installation and renovation. The judging panel announces Baloise Group as the 2021 award winner for Most Innovative Sustainability Insurer (Switzerland).

About Baloise

Baloise Group

The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,700 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, with Baloise Bank SoBa, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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