|7 June 2021||Launch Webinar of Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021|
Launch of Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021
Webinar, 7 June 2021
On the 7th of June 2021, Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) published the Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021 and launched the publication during a live webinar with an audience of almost 400 viewers on Zoom and Youtube.
After a welcome note by the SSF president Jean-Daniel Gerber reflecting on the increasing trend of sustainable investment he has observed during his 6 years in office, Kelly Hess, Director Projects, SSF, presented the key findings of this year’s market study, which again saw double digit growth in sustainability investing in Switzerland.
Prof. Timo Busch, Senior Fellow at the CSP UZH and Professor at the University of Hamburg, provided an academic overview on these results, highlighting the key engagement themes observed in the market. He also delved more deeply into the notion of impact, and explained how various asset classes can be seen to have impact and that it is important to differentiate between impact-aligned and impact-generating investments. More on that topic can be read in the various academic articles coming from the CSP.
Next, Anja Bodenmann, Project Manager, SSF, outlined the most important regulatory and a policy developments on sustainable finance in the past year, focusing in particular on the measures put forward by the Swiss government. This was followed by Victor van Hoorn, Executive Director, Eurosif, who explained the different elements of EU regulation in more detail, highlighting how the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is becoming an increasingly common denominator, and mentioning the most recent discussions around further development of the EU Taxonomy. Victor also addressed the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFID II) and the EU Ecolabel, as well as some expectations for the EU’s upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.
During the last part of the webinar, moderated by Sabine Döbeli, CEO, SSF, panelist took up many interesting question from an engaged audience and closed to webinar outlining important next steps for the Swiss sustainable finance market and SSF.
>View interactive executive summary online (microsite)