PUBLICA’s approximately 100,000 active members and pension recipients can be regarded as a representative group of the Swiss population, whose will is expressed in the form of political elections, legislative initiatives, referenda and, finally, in the Federal Constitution and other statutory decrees as well as internationally ratified conventions. PUBLICA therefore refrains from defining and employing its own politically motivated or moral criteria. Accordingly, the key documents used to define sustainability criteria in PUBLICA’s investment activity are:
- The Swiss Federal Constitution and Swiss legislation, as the foundation of the norms and values accepted in Switzerland.
- The international conventions ratified by Switzerland, which largely match the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.