Commit to Net-Zero!
To contribute to the goals of COP26 in Glasgow from the 31 October to 12 November 2021, SSF encouraged all its members to commit to lowering carbon emissions.
As a party to the Paris Agreement, Switzerland – alongside other countries – has made a clear commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and halve them by 2030. The contribution from the private sector is fundamental to delivering on this pledge.
Below are the 14 current Swiss SSF member Signatories and 10 International SSF member Signatories.
Please inform us, if you have made a new commitment and want to be included in this list of Swiss Signatories.
Alliances and Initiatives Overview
In order to support the commitment to net-zero, SSF has prepared an overview and comparison of initiatives for the financial sector. In the view of SSF, an effective net-zero pledge has measurable targets that are publicly communicated and quantitatively reported on an annual basis.
The following net-zero pledges are recognized:
- Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA)
- Net Zero Asset Manager Initiative (NZAMI)
- Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)
- Net-Zero Isurance Alliance (NZIA)
- Science-based Targets Initiative for Financial Institutions (SBT-FI)
- Paris-Aligned Investment Initiative (PAII)
If you are a member and would like access to our call for commitment letter, please get in touch.
Opportunity for Financial Players
We see a clear opportunity for financial players to commit to a net-zero path for the following reasons:
- A proactive approach in aligning portfolios with a net-zero path can help mitigate financial risks
- Investing in and lending to a green and climate resilient economy offers growth opportunities and strengthens competitiveness as these market segments will become increasingly important
- Providing transparency on the continual alignment of portfolios to global climate goals helps meet changing expectations of clients and other stakeholders and supports a positive reputation
Any Further Questions?
At SSF we are highly enthusiastic about our members joining a net-zero commitment, therefore if we can assist you please feel free to ask us questions.