Regulations and Policies

On this page you find an overview of the current regulations and policies in place in Switzerland.

Date Type Author
October 2016 Federal policy Swiss Federal Council
 

The Federal Council names five key thrusts of the financial market policy, which demonstrate how the Swiss financial centre's opportunities and challenges will be addressed and how the centre's competitiveness should be maintained. The chapter on "innovation" states that the financial market policy should play a supportive role also in the area of sustainable investments.

Finanzmarktpolitik für einen wettbewerbsfähigen Finanzplatz Schweiz

Politique en matière de marchés financiers pour une place financière suisse compétitive

Politica dei mercati finanziari per una piazza finanziaria svizzera competitiva

Financial market policy for a competitive Swiss financial centre

September 2016 Federal policy Swiss Federal Council
 

Swiss Climate Policy revision linked to Paris Agreement

Klimapolitik der Schweiz: Erläutender Bericht zur Vernehmlassungsvorlage

Politique climatique de la Suisse: Rapport explicatif relatif au projet mis en consultation

Chapter 6.9 focusses on voluntary measures that the financial sector could undertake to re-orient the capital flows towards a low-carbon economy.

April 2016 Federal policy Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)


Green Economy

Bericht an den Bundesrat, Grüne Wirtschaft. Massnahmen des Bundes für eine ressourcenschonende, zukunftsfähige Schweiz

Rapport à l'attention du Conseil fédéral, économie verte. Mesures de la Confédération pour préserver les ressources et assurer l'avenir de la Suisse

Within this updated report, chapter 5.2.3 identifies instruments that can be used to achieve the Green Economy vision. Instrument 6c specifically cites the incorporation of ecological and sustainability considerations within the financial market policy.

January 2016 Exchange listing requirements SIX Exchange
 

Directive on Information relating to Corporate Governance

Richtline betr. Information zur Corporate Governance

January 2016 Federal policy Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE)
 

Sustainable Development Strategy 2016-2019

Section 4.2.5 (Action area 5 – Economic and financial system) was adapted to include two goals (goal 5.4 and 5.5) specifically related to sustainability and finance.

September 2015 Industry code SwissFoundations
 

Swiss Foundation Code - Grundsätze und Empfehlungen zur Gründung und Führung für Förderstiftungen

Swiss Foundation Code - Principes et recommendations pour la constitution et la conduite des fondations donatrices

April 2015 Federal policy State Secretariat for Economic Affiars (SECO)
 

Position paper on corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Positionspapier zur gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung der Unternehmen

Document présentant sa position au sujet de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises

December 2014 Cantonal regulation Canton Fribourg
 

Règlement sur les placements de la Caisse de prévoyance du personnel de l'Etat

Reglement über die Anlagen der Pensionskasse des Staatspersonal

August 2014 Industry policy economiesuisse
  Swiss code of best practice for corporate governance
January 2014 Federal regulation Swiss Confederation
 

Verordnung gegen übermässige Vergütungen bei börsenkotierten Aktiengesellschaften

Ordonnance contre les rémunérations abusives dans les sociétés anonymes cotées en bourse

Also known as the Minder-Initiative, grants more rights to shareholders for determining management remuneration for listed companies.

December 2013 Cantonal regulation Canton Geneva
  Règlement de placement Caisse de prévoyance de l'Etat de Genève
February 2013 Federal regulation Swiss Confederation
 

Federal Act on War Materials

Bundesgesetz über das Kriegsmaterial

Loi fédérale sur le matériel de guerre

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