Sustainability in the financial sector is becoming increasingly important. Both internationally and in Switzerland, financial players are increasingly striving to make responsible financing and investment decisions that take account of their impact on the environment and society.
Switzerland is actively involved in the work of the international financial organisations concerned and has also launched national projects to promote a sustainable economy, including studies on the climate compatibility of the financial portfolios of Swiss insurance companies and pension funds. While the state acts as a mediator and facilitator, business and environmental associations are developing strategies and measures for the sustainable management and operation of financial markets.
Thanks to its environmental expertise, quality awareness and a strong financial sector with extensive specialist knowledge, Switzerland is already well positioned to increase sustainable investments.
This article first appeared in House of Switzerland.