Memberships and awards

The associations of which we are part and our awards on sustainability.


The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (ItaSIF)

We have been ordinary members of The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (ItaSIF) since May 2019. Founded in 2001, the Forum for Sustainable Finance is a multi-stakeholder non-profit association: its members include financial operators and other organisations interested in the environmental and social impact of their investments.


The association promotes knowledge and practice of sustainable investment to spread the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into financial products and processes.

European Corporate Governance Institute - Institutional Membership

We are members of ECGI as Institutional Member, the category open to individuals, institutions and enterprises.

Founded in 2002, ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association providing a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues. Its primary role is to undertake, commission and disseminate leading research on corporate governance. Based upon impartial and objective research and the collective knowledge and wisdom of members, it can advise on the formulation of corporate governance policy and development of best practice and undertake any other activity that will improve understanding and exercise of corporate governance.


Thanks to our model, our approach and attention to sustainability, we have distinguished ourselves for the following awards:

Institutional Investor

According to the survey conducted by Institutional Investor, among 1200 analysts and institutional investors, we are first in the world of financial services where we have been awarded as:

  • Most Honored Bank in the "Small & Mid caps - specialty & other Finance", a category that includes private banking, financial fintech and asset management companies from all over Europe, ahead of the German Dws and Anima;
  • Top Ranked ESG Company, first place in the reporting of sustainable investments thanks to the initiatives in the platform dedicated to the ESG portfolio for customers and tailor-made reporting;
  • Best CEO and Best CFO, at the top of the podium in financial services segment.

Institutional Investor is a benchmark in financial communications and the survey conducted annually by the research team rewards quality and transparency in the financial relations of listed companies with the audience of investors.

Standard Ethics

The London-based company Standard Ethics - specialized in the analysis of sustainable finance - has raised our rating to "EE", improving the previous "EE-".

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting is aligned with European good practices with appreciable references to international sustainability strategies (references also present within other corporate documents). Banca Generali's policies appear advanced in numerous areas such as: the environmental agenda; information sharing with the market and dialogue with investors; human resource management; corporate welfare; gender equality in top management; the prevention of offenses; risk management and the control system; dematerialization and ESG finance.

The Bank appears to be aligned with most international sustainability strategies. Despite the independence of the individual companies, the policies of the Assicurazioni Generali Group appear to be consistent.

ISS Institutional Shareholders Services

We have received a positive evaluation from ISS - Institutional Shareholder Services on ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues.

We have been awarded a:

  • Social Score of 2, in which 1 is the highest level of disclosure and 10 is the lowest;
  • Governance Score of 2, on a scale in which 1 is the lowest level of risk and 10 is the highest;
  • Environment Score of 2, in which 1 is the highest level of disclosure and 10 is the lowest.

Integrated Governance Index 2021 - Top 5 ESG Identity

Banca Generali is ranked in the top five most virtuous companies in the sustainability arena in the 'ESG Identity' rankings: the quantitative analysis prepared by EticaNews through a questionnaire sent to a sample of listed and unlisted Italian companies to evaluate their alignment with an ESG purpose to be integrated into the company's culture, compliance and strategy.

The IGI Company ESG Identity label

The label certifies the company's ability to expose itself to these three areas and signals the activation of a serious path of transformation and evolution of its identity in an ESG key.

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