Sustainable Finance

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Switzerland has tremendous potential as a centre of excellence in sustainable investment. Our financial services industry is heading in the direction of making sustainable investment the norm. Political and social pressure to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into account is steadily mounting, but the main reason for the strong growth in sustainable investments is in fact investors’ willingness to channel more money into them.

The Asset Management Association Switzerland plays an active role in ensuring that Switzerland continues to build on its strong position in sustainable investments, and our members are aware of their important role.

Recommendations and key messages for the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the investment process

To actively support asset managers in incorporating sustainability criteria into their investment process, the Asset Management Associaion Switzerland together with Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) has developed recommendations with the associated key messages.

Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study

Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) publishes its detailed Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study every year:

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Brochure «Sustainable finance in Switzerland: from pioneer to premier international hub»

In its latest brochure, «Sustainable finance in Switzerland: from pioneer to premier international hub», the Swiss Banking Association (SBA) highlights ten of the industry's own initiatives and identifies ten action areas for improving the framework conditions. The key focus is on market-led approaches.

First Sustainability Report of the Insurance Industry

With the sustainability reporting of the Swiss Insurance Association SIA, Swiss private insurers are for the first time providing an overview of sustainability measures for the entire industry. The report shows that insurers apply sustainability criteria to an average of 86 percent of their investments. Report available in german and french only:

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