Other organisations and resources

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Organisations

organisation  description  
Actares  Membership organisation based in Switzerland promoting sustainable investment management through active ownership.
Ethos Académie Non-profit association based in Switzerland, with the aim to promote a stable and prosperous socio-economic environment for the benefit of civil society and future generations.
Eurosif Eurosif is the umbrella organisation of the European Sustainable Investments Forums (SIFs) including Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Germany/Austria/Switzerland (combined), Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) FC4S is a network of financial centres with the objective to exchange experience and take common action on shared priorities to accelerate the expansion of green and sustainable finance. Both Geneva and Zurich (represented by SSF) are a member of the network.
Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen FNG is the official representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria in Eurosif. SSF cooperates closely with FNG for events and publications on sustainable investments.
Greenbuzz   A Zurich based sustainability network bringing together roughly 1000 professionals from banks, consultancies, NGOs, industry, and academia.
Green Digital Finance Alliance (GDFA) An international alliance with the aim to leverage digital technologies & innovations to enhance financing for sustainable development. SSF CEO Sabine Döblei sits in the Advisory Board of the alliance.
Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) GSIA is a collaboration of the seven largest sustainable investment membership organizations in the world.
Sustainable Finance Geneva SFG is an association of Geneva-based professionals and investors with a common interest in promoting sustainable finance and responsible investment.
Sustainable FinTech Sustainable FinTech is a project by the Swiss think tank foraus.
SwissCleantech A liberal and sustainability oriented economic association representing the interests of the green economy and cleantech companies in Switzerland.  
Swiss Climate Foundation A non-profit foundation that promotes climate protection in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Its corporate partnerships allow it to fund small and medium enterprises (SME) that are proactive in their approach to reducing CO2 emissions.
SVVK-ASIR 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 integrate environmental, social and governance aspects into their asset management.
UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) The PRI is an international network of investors working to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice by supporting signatories to incorporate sustainability into their investment decision making and ownership practices.
UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) The PRB are an international network of banks having committed to 6 common principles for sustainable banking. The Principles call for aligning the banking sector with the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement and represent a comprehensive framework for the integration of sustainability across all business areas of banks.
Women in Sustainable Finance A network launched in Zurich with the goal to transform the financial industry internationally to a more sustainable one, and inspire and empower women who are working towards the same goal.
WWF The WWF is committed to maintaining global biodiversity and reducing the use of natural resources to a sustainable level. WWF Switzerland has a specific program in the field of sustainable finance.

Online resources

 Website   description  
Swiss Government CSR Website     On 1 April 2015, the Swiss Federal Council adopted a position paper on corporate social responsibility (CSR). As part of its Action Plan, a new website contains sector specific CSR tools, including the financial sector.
Green Finance Platform

The Green Finance Platform is a platform offers quick access to the latest research, case studies, toolkits, etc. with the aim to empower policy makers and market players to make evidence-based decisions about how to green their operations.

The platform helps the financial community navigate the volume of information by identifying requirements for credit institutions, insurance undertakings and asset management companies. It contains resources related to benchmarks, taxonomies and standards and also includes a Green Finance Measures database with 390+ policy and regulatory measures across 60 developed and developing countries.

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