Systematic consideration of environmental, social and governance risks, along with the associated opportunities, is of increasing importance for financial services providers. Since 2015, when the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals extended the same obligation to financial services providers as major players, financial education has increasingly come into focus as an important lever for greater sustainability in the economy.
Therefore, in collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), SSF published a report that analyses the depth of the integration of sustainable finance into financial education and training.
Based on interviews with educational institutions regarding their sustainable finance offerings and with financial institutions on the demand for such training, it found that sustainability integration in financial education and training is still in early stages. For a broad integration to be achieved, substantial effort is still required. The report makes recommendations for different target groups to further promote sustainability in financial education and training in Switzerland.