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Client Testimonial: PUBLICA

Jul 12, 2022

Interview with PUBLICA
Interview with Patrick Uelfeti, Deputy Head of Asset Management, PUBLICA

What type of challenges were you facing that brought you to our engagement services?
The resources and knowledge needed to engage effectively with companies are considerable. This is why PUBLICA decided to mandate a specialist firm to perform this assignment.

Can you highlight how Inrate has helped you?
The engagement services are focused on themes and issues relevant for Swiss companies such as psychosocial risks at work or ESG in compensation systems, with a direct impact on the financial performance of corporates.

 

Interview with PUBLICA
Interview with Patrick Uelfeti, Deputy Head of Asset Management, PUBLICA

What type of challenges were you facing that brought you to our engagement services?
The resources and knowledge needed to engage effectively with companies are considerable. This is why PUBLICA decided to mandate a specialist firm to perform this assignment.

Can you highlight how Inrate has helped you?
The engagement services are focused on themes and issues relevant for Swiss companies such as psychosocial risks at work or ESG in compensation systems, with a direct impact on the financial performance of corporates.

What did you appreciate the most in working with us?
We appreciate the broad based knowledge and direct access to the specialists at Inrate. In addition, it was important for us to have a partner that was able to develop a comprehensive engagement approach reflecting the values shared by PUBLICA and other Swiss institutional investors.

Portrait: PUBLICA, is an independent undertaking of the Swiss Confederation established under public law. It is organised as a collective institution currently comprising 18 pension plans. The number of active members is above 66’000 and pension recipients over 42’000. The AuM is approximately 44,0 billion Swiss francs. PUBLICA is one of the largest pension funds in Switzerland.

More on PUBLICA

Financial market infrastructure provider SIX announced today the launch of a new climate data offering, aimed at supporting investors in reporting and monitoring of climate factors, and in climate-related investment and risk decision making.

The climate data sets, from various data providers in a range of industries, will provide clients with modelled and reported emissions data, covering over 33,000 companies globally, and bringing together multiple data sets on regulatory, historical and forward-looking climate impacts from providers including MSCI and Inrate. SIX also announced that it has recently entered into an agreement with environmental disclosure platform CDP to offer access to its global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Dataset across various industries.

According to SIX, the new data sets come as investors increasingly require ESG and climate data to monitor investment decisions and to meet growing regulatory disclosure requirements, including the EU’s SFDR and the U.S.’ upcoming SEC Climate Disclosure Rules.

Martina Macpherson, Head ESG Product Strategy and Management, Financial Information, SIX, said:

“Understanding, measuring and managing climate risk and opportunities, as well as the impact that these can have on investment decisions, is a critical area of focus for market participants and policy makers alike. As more climate risk monitoring and reporting is required globally, the cost of compliance is increasing – both in operations and in terms of specialist ESG resources. SIX works with established providers of basic and specific ESG and climate data in the market.”