Membership organisation based in Switzerland promoting sustainable investment management through active ownership (shareholder voting and engagement).
The Ethos Académie is a non-profit association based in Switzerland pursuing public goals. Its aim is to promote a stable and prosperous socio-economic environment for the benefit of civil society as a whole and that protects the interests of future generations. It organises public awareness-raising events, carrying out studies and lending support to proxy voting activities.
European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif)
Sustainable Investment Forums, or SIFs, are membership-based sustainable and responsible investment organisations working to promote a broader adoption of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) practices and more generally for a broader adoption of sustainability matters into financial markets and the investment chain. Eurosif is the umbrella organisation of the European SIFs including Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Germany/Austria/Switzerland (combined), Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen
FNG is the official representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria in Eurosif. The main scope of FNG is related to sustainable investments focusing on market information, transparency and quality assurance. SSF cooperates closely with FNG for events and publications on sustainable investments.
A Zurich based Sustainability Network. At least every two months, Greenbuzz brings together roughly 1000 professionals from banks, consultancies, NGOs, industry, and academia for sustainability themed networking events, talks, dinners and excursions with a collaborative focus.
Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA)
GSIA is a collaboration of the seven largest sustainable investment membership organizations in the world: Eurosif, Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), Responsible Investment Association (RIA) in Canada, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), US Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF), and Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling (VBDO) in the Netherlands.
Sustainable Finance Geneva
Based in Geneva and co-financed by Genève Place Financière, SFG is an association of Geneva-based professionals and investors with a common interest in promoting sustainable finance and responsible investment. SFG was founded by a diverse group of individuals (not organisations) involved in a wide range of activities such as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) research, data and ratings, microfinance, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.
A liberal and sustainability oriented economic association representing the interests of the green economy and cleantech companies in Switzerland.
Swiss Climate Foundation
The Swiss Climate Foundation is a non-profit foundation that directly champions the cause of climate protection in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It helps to fund small and medium enterprises (SME) that are proactive in their approach to reducing CO2 emissions. Its partner companies are major financial and other service enterprises that aim to reinvest their net gains from re-distributed CO2 levies (rebates) into suitable climate protection projects.
SVVK-ASIR (Schweizer Verein für verantwortungsbewusste Kapitalanlagen - Association Suisse pour des investissements responsables) is an association founded by major Swiss public pension funds that aim to cooperate on the integration of environmental, social and governance aspects into their asset management.
UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
The PRI is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices. In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.
The WWF is committed to maintaining global biodiversity reducing the use of natural resources to a sustainable level. It works with industry, business, politics, and the general public to achieve its aims and also runs an education centre, offering courses and seminars in relation to environment and sustainable development.