Sustainable finance refers to any form of financial service integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the business or investment decisions for the lasting benefit of both clients and society at large.
AMAS aims to establish Switzerland as a leading hub for sustainable finance. This goal is in line with the Federal Council's financial centre strategy and the commitment of the financial industry as a whole to play an active role in the transition to a more sustainable and globally carbon-free economy in order to achieve the 2050 climate targets.
Asset managers play an intermediary role between the real economy and investors and can influence and collaborate with business enterprises in their transition to more sustainable business models.
AMAS ensures that the Swiss financial centre continues to expand its strong position in sustainable finance while maintaining high quality standards and avoiding greenwashing.
A Swiss hub for sustainable finance should be characterised by high-quality asset and portfolio management that generates sustainable value creation and forms a Swiss ecosystem for sustainable finance together with authorities, universities and the domestic economy.
Sustainable Asset Management without Greenwashing: How Switzerland can live up to its claim to leadership
In line with the Federal Council’s strategy for the financial center, the Asset Management Association Switzerland (AMAS) has set itself the aim of establishing Switzerland as a leading hub for sustainable asset management and making financial flows climate compatible. There are various prerequisites for achieving this, including the avoidance of greenwashing.
AMAS’s position paper, May 2022