SF Education Pro
This workgroup set out in 2015 to develop training material to educate finance professionals on the topic of sustainable finance. The workgroup defined the content of four different modules introducing sustainable finance and providing background information on different approaches and forms. The material will soon be made available to SSF members and network partners. Kate Cacciatore, Edmond de Rothschild, is the workgroup leader of this initiative.
Investments for Development
The first priority of this workgroup was to establish a market survey of Swiss investments for development, which was published in April 2016. The group will further address regulatory barriers for such investments and discuss ways to best measure the impact of investments. Frédéric Berney, CRO BlueOrchard, guides the activities of this group.
Institutional Asset Owners
This workgroup consists of institutional asset owner representatives of SSF. The objective is to support them in adopting sustainable investment policies by providing useful information, tools and peer dialogues. The workgroup is currently preparing a comprehensive toolkit defining the various aspects of sustainable finance from a Swiss perspective with the aim of publishing it in autumn 2016. Ulla Enne, Nest collective foundation, is the workgroup leader for the institutional asset owner group.
Private Wealth Management
The private wealth management workgroup has the goal to help promote sustainable investing within private banking with a strong focus on supporting tools for client advisors. The workgroup prepared a glossary of close to 100 terms related to sustainable finance. The group also drafted 10 arguments for relationship managers to promote sustainable investments and is preparing a publication on this topic. This group’s activities are led by Stefano Montobbio, Head of Investment Coordination and SRI at BSI.
Regional Workgroup Ticino
This workgroup offers Ticino-based member representatives a network to exchange know-how and experiences in sustainable finance. It prepares Ticino-based SSF activities such as events and seminars. The workgroup is lead by SSF team member Alberto Stival.