Sustainability in Lending


Credit and loans are one of the most important sources of finance for the Swiss economy and they offer enormous potential to accelerate the transformation to greater sustainability and climate neutrality. The latest publication by Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) prepared in cooperation with the Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks (ASCB) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) highlights strategic approaches for sustainable lending and identifies four action areas: the exclusion of non-sustainable sectors or activities, the inclusion of ESG ratings in finance models, the financing of company transformation and the funding of concrete sustainability solutions.

Read the full report in German.

Read the full report in French.

Read the Executive Summary in English.

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