Swiss Government Publications

On this page, you will find documentation issued by the Swiss government and the different federal departments (official statements, policies, publications, press releases).
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2021

DATE TYPE AUTHOR
1 December 2021 Press Release The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
 

New public-private partnership to promote innovative development finance

Neue öffentlich-private Partnerschaft für innovative Entwicklungsfinanzierung

Nouveau partenariat public-privé pour un financement innovant du développement

Nuovo partenariato pubblico-privato per promuovere un finanziamento innovativo dello sviluppo

 
17 November 2021 Press Release The Federal Council
  Short Summary SSF
 

Federal Council strives to be international leader in sustainable finance with climate transparency

Der Bundesrat will mit Klimatransparenz einen internationalen Spitzenplatz bei nachhaltigen Finanzanlagen

Le Conseil fédéral entend faire de la Suisse un leader mondial en matière de placements durables grâce à la transparence climatique

Con la trasparenza climatica il Consiglio federale mira a una posizione di spicco internazionale per gli investimenti finanziari sostenibili

 
17 November 2021 Press Release The Federal Council
  Short Summary SSF
 

Bundesrat verabschiedet Bericht zu klimafreundlichem Finanzmarkt

Le Conseil fédéral adopte le rapport sur la compatibilité climatique du marché financier

Mercato finanziario rispettoso del clima: il Consiglio federale adotta il rapporto

 
  Report  
 

Wie kann die Schweiz die Finanzmittelflüsse klimaverträglich ausrichten? 

Comment la Suisse peut-elle rendre les flux financiers compatibles aves les objectifs climatiques?

 Rapporto del Consiglio federale (in francese)

 
17 November 2021 Press Release The Federal Council
  Short Summary SSF
 

Federal Council wishes to show its commitment to sustainability with green Confederation bonds

Der Bundesrat will mit grünen Eidgenössischen Anleihen ein Zeichen für die Nachhaltigkeit setzen

Le Conseil fédéral veut encourager la durabilité en émettant des emprunts fédéraux verts

Il Consiglio federale intende mostrare il suo impegno nella sostenibilità con i prestiti verdi della Confederazione

 
3 November 2021 Press Release FINMA
  COP 26: FINMA committed to implementing relevant NGFS recommendations (click the link to download in English, German, French or Italian)  
3 November 2021 Guidance FINMA
   Short Summary SSF
  FINMA publishes guidance on preventing and combating greenwashing (click the link to download in English, German, French or Italian)  
3 November 2021 Press Release The Federal Council
 

Bundesrat lehnt Abschaffung der Stempelabgaben auf nachhaltigen Finanzprodukten ab

Le Conseil fédéral rejette la suppression des droits de timbre sur les produits financiers durables

Il Consiglio federale respinge l’abolizione delle tasse di bollo per i prodotti finanziari sostenibili

 
18 August 2021 Press Release The Federal Council
 

Federal Council sets parameters for binding climate reporting for large Swiss companies

Bundesrat legt Eckwerte zur verbindlichen Klimaberichterstattung für grosse Schweizer Unternehmen fest

Il Consiglio federale stabilisce i parametri delle raccomandazioni vincolanti sulla rendicontazione dei rischi legati al cambiamento climatico per le grandi imprese svizzere

Le Conseil fédéral fixe les lignes directrices pour le rapport climatique des grandes entreprises suisses

 
January 2021 Federal policy Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
 

Long-term climate strategy to 2050

Langfristige Klimastrategie 2050

Stratégie climatique à long terme 2050

Strategia climatica a lungo termine 2050

January 2021 Press Release Department of Finance
 

Switzerland promotes transparency on climate-related financial risks

Die Schweiz fördert die Transparenz bei klimabezogenen Finanzrisiken

La Suisse soutient la transparence sur les risques financiers liés au climat

La Svizzera promuove la trasparenza in materia di rischi finanziari legati al clima

2020

DATE TYPE AUTHOR
December 2020 Press Release Federal Council
 

Federal Council fleshes out proposals for sustainable Swiss financial centre

Der Bundesrat konkretisiert Vorschläge für einen nachhaltigen Finanzstandort Schweiz

Le Conseil fédéral présente des propositions concrètes pour une place financière suisse durable

Il Consiglio federale concretizza le proposte per una piazza finanziaria svizzera sostenibile

November 2020 Press Release Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
 

Climate benchmarking in the Swiss financial market

Schweizer Finanzmarkt auf dem Klimaprüfstand

Le marché financier suisse sous la loupe climatique

Clima: il mercato finanziario svizzero sul banco di prova

June 2020 Report Federal Council
 

Sustainability in Switzerland's financial sector. Situation analysis and positioning with a focus on environmental aspects

Nachhaltigkeit im Finanzsektor Schweiz. Eine Auslegeordnung und Positionierung mit Fokus auf Umweltaspekte

Le développement durable dans le secteur financier en Suisse. État des lieux et positionnement focalisés sur les aspects environnementaux

Sostenibilità nel settore finanziario svizzero. Analisi sistematica e posizionamento in centrati su aspetti ambientali

June 2020 Press Release Federal Council
 

Switzerland to become a leading location for sustainable financial services

Die Schweiz soll ein führender Standort für nachhaltige Finanzdienstleistungen sein

La place financière suisse doit être une référence mondiale en matière de services financiers durables

La Svizzera deve assumere un ruolo di spicco nell’offerta di servizi finanziari sostenibili

View media conference of the Federal Council online.

March 2020 Press release State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF)
 

Switzerland's participation in International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)

Teilnahme der Schweiz an der Internationalen Plattform für ein nachhaltiges Finanzwesen (IPSF)

La Suisse rejoint la plateforme internationale sur la finance durable (IPSF)

La Svizzera aderisce alla piattaforma internazionale sulla finanza sostenibile (IPSF)

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 2018

DATE TYPE AUTHOR
June 2018 Press release Federal Council
 

Federal Council adopts Switzerland's Country Report on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Bundesrat verabschiedet den Länderbericht der Schweiz zur Umsetzung der Agenda 20130 für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Le Conseil fédéral adopte le rapport national de la Suisse sur la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable

Il Consiglio federale approva il rapporto nazionale della Svizzera sull’attuazione dell’Agenda 2030 per uno sviluppo sostenibile

April 2018 Federal policy Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
 

The publication provides an overview of the current state of climate policy. The primary pillars of the Paris Agreement are presented and important concepts such as the global CO2 budget and climate neutrality are discussed. The publication highlights Switzerland's action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and addresses the vulnerability of the country under continuing global warming. With the Paris Agreement climate-friendly investments and support of developing countries particularly exposed to climate change gain in importance. 

Switzerland's climate policy: Implementation of the Paris Agreement 

Klimapolitik der Schweiz: Umsetzung des Übereinkommens von Paris

La politique climatique suisse: Mise en œuvre de l'Accord de Paris

La politica climatica della Svizzera: Attuazione dell'accordo di Parigi sul clima

March 2018 Press release FOEN
 

Environmental aspects in financial market policy: good momentum and ongoing work

Umweltaspekte in der Finanzmarktpolitik: Positive Dynamik und laufende Arbeiten

Aspects environnementaux dans la politique des marchés financiers: dynamique positive et travaux en cours

Aspetti ambientali nella politica dei mercati finanziari: dinamica positiva e lavori in corso

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 2017

DATE TYPE AUTHOR
April 2017 Announcement of Climate Alignment Pilot Tests 2017 Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
 

Between mid-April and mid-June 2017, the FOEN will offer all Swiss pension funds and insurance companies an opportunity to have their equity and corporate bonds voluntarily tested for climate-friendliness at no charge. These pilot tests will be carried out with a model that was prepared using EU research funding and tested by over 100 investors. Upon completion, it will be available free of charge as an unlicensed model. FOEN is receiving an anonymized meta-analysis. More information on the climate alignment model and the participation you can find on www.transitionmonitor.com.

March 2017 Press release Federal Council
  Environmental aspects in financial market policy: Federal Council is informed of progress made
October 2016 Federal Policy Federal Council
 

The Federal Council names five key thrusts of the financial market policy, which demonstrate how the Swiss financial centre's opportunities and challenges will be addressed and how the centre's competitiveness should be maintained. The chapter on "innovation" states that the financial market policy should play a supportive role also in the area of sustainable investments.

Finanzmarktpolitik für einen wettbewerbsfähigen Finanzplatz Schweiz

Politique en matière de marchés financiers pour une place financière suisse compétitive

Politica dei mercati finanziari per una piazza finanziaria svizzera competitiva

Financial market policy for a competitive Swiss financial centre

September 2016 Federal policy Swiss Federal Council
 

Swiss Climate Policy revision linked to Paris Agreement

Klimapolitik der Schweiz: Erläutender Bericht zur Vernehmlassungsvorlage

Politique climatique de la Suisse: Rapport explicatif relatif au projet mis en consultation

Chapter 6.9 focusses on voluntary measures that the financial sector could undertake to re-orient the capital flows towards a low-carbon economy.

May 2016 Press release Swiss Confederation
  Switzerland hosts international workshop on environmental risk analysis in financial sector
April 2016 Federal Policy Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
 

Green Economy

Bericht an den Bundesrat, Grüne Wirtschaft. Massnahmen des Bundes für eine ressourcenschonende, zukunftsfähige Schweiz

Rapport à l'attention du Conseil fédéral, économie verte. Mesures de la Confédération pour préserver les ressources et assurer l'avenir de la Suisse

Within this updated report, chapter 5.2.3 identifies instruments that can be used to achieve the Green Economy vision. Instrument 6c specifically cites the incorporation of ecological and sustainability considerations within the financial market policy.

February 2016 Press release Swiss Federal Council
  International financial bodies discuss sustainability issues: Federal Council defines Switzerland's role
January 2016 Federal policy Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE)
 

Sustainable Development Strategy 2016-2019

Section 4.2.5 (Action area 5 – Economic and financial system) was adapted to include two goals (goal 5.4 and 5.5) specifically related to sustainability and finance.

May 2015 Press release Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
  The financial system as a driver of the transition to a green economy
April 2015 Federal policy State Secretariat for Economic Affiars (SECO)
 

Position paper on corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Positionspapier zur gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung der Unternehmen

Document du position au sujet de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises

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 2016 and earlier

DATE TYPE AUTHOR
October 2016 Federal Policy Federal Council
 

The Federal Council names five key thrusts of the financial market policy, which demonstrate how the Swiss financial centre's opportunities and challenges will be addressed and how the centre's competitiveness should be maintained. The chapter on "innovation" states that the financial market policy should play a supportive role also in the area of sustainable investments.

Finanzmarktpolitik für einen wettbewerbsfähigen Finanzplatz Schweiz

Politique en matière de marchés financiers pour une place financière suisse compétitive

Politica dei mercati finanziari per una piazza finanziaria svizzera competitiva

Financial market policy for a competitive Swiss financial centre

September 2016 Federal policy Swiss Federal Council
 

Swiss Climate Policy revision linked to Paris Agreement

Klimapolitik der Schweiz: Erläutender Bericht zur Vernehmlassungsvorlage

Politique climatique de la Suisse: Rapport explicatif relatif au projet mis en consultation

Chapter 6.9 focusses on voluntary measures that the financial sector could undertake to re-orient the capital flows towards a low-carbon economy.

May 2016 Press release Swiss Confederation
  Switzerland hosts international workshop on environmental risk analysis in financial sector
April 2016 Federal Policy Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
 

Green Economy

Bericht an den Bundesrat, Grüne Wirtschaft. Massnahmen des Bundes für eine ressourcenschonende, zukunftsfähige Schweiz

Rapport à l'attention du Conseil fédéral, économie verte. Mesures de la Confédération pour préserver les ressources et assurer l'avenir de la Suisse

Within this updated report, chapter 5.2.3 identifies instruments that can be used to achieve the Green Economy vision. Instrument 6c specifically cites the incorporation of ecological and sustainability considerations within the financial market policy.

February 2016 Press release Swiss Federal Council
  International financial bodies discuss sustainability issues: Federal Council defines Switzerland's role
January 2016 Federal policy Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE)
 

Sustainable Development Strategy 2016-2019

Section 4.2.5 (Action area 5 – Economic and financial system) was adapted to include two goals (goal 5.4 and 5.5) specifically related to sustainability and finance.

May 2015 Press release Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
  The financial system as a driver of the transition to a green economy
April 2015 Federal policy State Secretariat for Economic Affiars (SECO)
 

Position paper on corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Positionspapier zur gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung der Unternehmen

Document du position au sujet de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises

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