PUBLICA works with external partners to implement its various sustainability strategies:
The independent sustainability rating agency Inrate assists PUBLICA in exercising voting rights in respect of companies based in Switzerland. Inrate engages in regular dialogue with Swiss companies on issues such as energy efficiency, employee health, the composition of the board of directors and remuneration systems.
Minerva Analytics is a UK-based independent proxy voting agency that operated under the name Manifest Voting Agency prior to 2018 and has been active in the field since 1995. Minerva supports PUBLICA in the exercise of its voting rights in some 200 foreign companies whose business activities potentially conflict with the normative basis. The Voting Guideline developed together with Inrate is applied.
The Swiss Association for Responsible Investments, SVVK-ASIR, aims to assist its members in implementing their sustainability strategies. The Association, which was founded in December 2015 by PUBLICA and six other major investors, has since been joined by a further three large investors. SVVK-ASIR assists PUBLICA with conduct- and product-based screening and pursues dialogue with global companies on PUBLICA's behalf.