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MSCI upgrades Baloise’s sustainability rating once again

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The internationally respected rating agency MSCI has upgraded the sustainability rating of Baloise for the second time in succession.

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  • The internationally respected rating agency MSCI has upgraded the sustainability rating of Baloise for the second time in succession.
  • This means that Baloises ESG rating has now improved from A to AA, the second-highest level on the scale.
  • The fact that MSCI has upgraded our sustainability rating once again, this time to AA, demonstrates that we have made further progress on environmental, social and corporate governance aspects of sustainability.
  • This index measures the performance of the 25 Swiss companies that have the highest sustainability rating according to the criteria used in Inrates ESG impact rating (see media information ).

Baloise Art Prize: Third and fourth gift to Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Baloise donates works by Xinyi Cheng, winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2019, and Cameron Clayborn, winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2021, to the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fr Gegenwart.

Key Points: 
  • Baloise donates works by Xinyi Cheng, winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2019, and Cameron Clayborn, winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2021, to the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fr Gegenwart.
  • Over 20 years ago, two talented young artists were awarded the Baloise Art Prize for the first time.
  • In addition, Baloise acquires works of art by the prize winners and donates them to two important European museums; currently the MUDAM (Muse dArt Moderne Grand-Duc Jean) in Luxembourg and the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fr Gegenwart in Berlin.
  • His works can be seen at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fr Gegenwart in Berlin until 22 January 2023.

Baloise classified as one of the 25 most sustainable listed companies in Switzerland

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Monday, September 19, 2022

With effect from today, Baloise shares are included in the SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 index of the Swiss stock exchange.

Key Points: 
  • With effect from today, Baloise shares are included in the SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 index of the Swiss stock exchange.
  • This index measures the performance of the 25 Swiss companies that have the highest sustainability rating according to the criteria used in Inrates ESG impact rating.
  • The SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 index (SSUSTX) measures the performance of Swiss companies that are considered particularly sustainable, as measured by the criteria used in Inrates ESG impact rating.
  • The 25 companies with the highest score are selected from the SMI Expanded index.

Baloise to host ‘burnout prevention’ online event for entrepreneurs

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Monday, September 12, 2022

In its free online event, Baloise will present information about mental health and provide entrepreneurs with simple tools to prevent burnout and help them to make a success of their new venture in the long term.

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  • In its free online event, Baloise will present information about mental health and provide entrepreneurs with simple tools to prevent burnout and help them to make a success of their new venture in the long term.
  • To raise awareness among entrepreneurs of the dangers of burnout, Baloise has joined forces with the Centre for Occupational Health, Ergonomics and Hygiene (AEH) to host a free webinar on the topic.
  • Baloise is offering a total of twelve free individual coaching slots per day during the online event.
  • Following the launch of an information portal for entrepreneurs and the dialogue with Baloise experts initiative in April of this year, we are adding the burnout prevention online event to our offering for SMEs.

Baloise sells German run-off portfolio

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Monday, August 15, 2022

In Germany, Baloise sells a hospital liability portfolio that is currently in run-off to Bothnia International Insurance Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Bermuda headquartered, international legacy group Compre.

Key Points: 
  • In Germany, Baloise sells a hospital liability portfolio that is currently in run-off to Bothnia International Insurance Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Bermuda headquartered, international legacy group Compre.
  • Basler Sachversicherungs-AG in Germany is selling its hospital liability portfolio, which is in run-off.
  • The sale includes the entire portfolio of the hospital liability portfolio of Basler Sachversicherungs-AG in Germany with provisions of around EUR 200 million.
  • The purchaser of the portfolio is Bothnia International Insurance Company Ltd. based in Finland, which is part of Compre group.

Baloise extends its partnership with FC Basel

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Baloise has extended its partnership with the football club FC Basel 1893 and will be a premium partner for a further three years from the 2022/23 season onwards.

Key Points: 
  • Baloise has extended its partnership with the football club FC Basel 1893 and will be a premium partner for a further three years from the 2022/23 season onwards.
  • The partnership between Baloise and FC Basel 1893 dates back more than 30 years.
  • As a premium partner, Baloise is broadly integrated into FC Basels communication and advertising activities.
  • As our company headquarters are based in Basel, we are proud to show our commitment to the city and FC Basel by extending our long-standing partnership.

Baloise successfully issues its second Swiss Franc senior green bond

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Baloise Group has successfully placed a CHF 110million senior green bond due in July 2028 in alignment with its existing Green Bond Framework.

Key Points: 
  • Baloise Group has successfully placed a CHF 110million senior green bond due in July 2028 in alignment with its existing Green Bond Framework.
  • Yesterday, Baloise Group successfully issued a 6-year senior green bond with a coupon of 1.90% for a total size of CHF 110million in a demanding market environment.
  • The proceeds from the green bond issuance will be used to finance Green Buildings in line with the existing Baloise Green Bond Framework.
  • The Green Bond Framework and the related Second Party Opinion can be downloaded at www.baloise.com/bonds .

23rd Baloise Art Prize awarded at Art Basel 2022

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Baloise Art Prize has been awarded to Tourmaline and Helena Uambembe.

Key Points: 
  • The Baloise Art Prize has been awarded to Tourmaline and Helena Uambembe.
  • The prize of CHF 30,000.- will be presented at the Statements sector of Art Basel by a jury of international experts.
  • The prize includes the acquisition by Baloise of works by the award winners, which are donated to two important museums in Europe: the MMK Frankfurt and the MUDAM, Luxembourg.
  • 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.

Baloise crash test: When modern electric vehicles become a danger

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Often, the technology is subsequently modified in order to allow the vehicles to travel at faster speeds than the statutory maximum.

Key Points: 
  • Often, the technology is subsequently modified in order to allow the vehicles to travel at faster speeds than the statutory maximum.
  • Baloise teamed up with Dynamic Test Center AG (DTC) and Basel traffic police to carry out a number of tests.
  • Todays crash test series will recreate various situations in order to raise awareness about electric bikes among road users, explains Daniel Junker, Head of Vehicle Experts at Baloise.
  • If you would like to observe a Baloise crash test in person, please send your contact details to [email protected] .

Baloise reports stable earnings in occupational pension business in 2021

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Baloise Switzerland has once again achieved stable earnings in its occupational pension business.

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  • Baloise Switzerland has once again achieved stable earnings in its occupational pension business.
  • Baloise also saw this reflected in its occupational pension business.
  • Although the environment remained challenging, Baloises occupational pension business generated premium income of CHF 2.3 billion and earnings of CHF 40.2 million in connection with more than 18,900 contracts.
  • The net investment yield achieved in the occupational pension business was a solid 1.69 per cent.