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SSF Newsletter April 2021
Climbing the climate agenda
Dear all

Around the world, high-level pledges to tackle the climate crisis continue to multiply, with the US and China announcing joint action to combat climate change. For investors and businesses alike, creating reliable long-term regulatory frameworks for a sustainable economy is an important step. On the investor side, the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has been in force for a little over a month now, setting out increased sustainability disclosure requirements. On the level of the real economy, the revised Swiss CO2 law will be put to popular vote this June. SSF supports the revised CO2 law as part of the “Business for the CO2 Act” committee.

SSF is also looking forward to many exciting upcoming events: The Responsible Investor country spotlight event on Switzerland will take place next week, with a session on Swiss investors’ alignment to the Paris accord featuring our CEO Sabine Döbeli. Moreover, we are particularly happy to already announce the launch of the Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021 with a webinar on 7 June, and our Annual Conference on 22 June.


Kind regards,
Jean Laville
Deputy CEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)

Newsletter content

SSF activities at a glance

Regulatory and market news

New members joining SSF

Join these events

SSF and sustainable finance in the media

New reports & studies

SSF activities at a glance
SSF supports Business for the CO2 Act Committee

SSF announced its support for the “Business for the CO2 Act” committee for the popular vote on the revised CO2 law in June 2021.

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Upcoming online events

SSF is currently preparing the launch of the Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021 on 7 June, as well as our Members’ Assembly and Annual Conference on 22 June – so mark these dates in your calendars!

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21st Swiss Global Change Day and Sphere ESG event

SSF CEO Sabine Döbeli joined a roundtable with Federal Counsellor Simonetta Sommaruga to discuss the Swiss climate strategy at the 21st Swiss Global Change Day. Sabine Döbeli was also interviewed for the Sphere ESG event.

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SSF is an official supporter of RI Switzerland

SSF is an official supporter of the upcoming Responsible Investor country spotlight event on Switzerland, taking place next week from 26-30 April 2021.

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SSF releases annual report

SSF released its Annual Report 2020 – have a look to learn more about SSF activities in the past year. 

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> Read more about these and other SSF activities

Regulatory and market news

Swiss news

  • The Green Fintech Network, the Swiss network of start-ups and experts in green fintech, published an Action Plan for Green Fintech in Switzerland. It sets out 16 concrete measures for a future-proof combination of digital technology and a sustainable financial sector.

International developments

  • The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE) launched a joint Study Group on ‘Biodiversity and Financial Stability’, reflecting the growing importance of broader nature-related risks and the conservation of nature and biodiversity for central banks and supervisors.

Market trends

  • The $54 trillion investor-led initiative Climate Action 100+ released a Net Zero Company Benchmark of the world’s largest corporate emitters. While companies are making ambitious climate commitments, the assessment shows that considerable work remains to deliver those promises.
New members and network partners

We are very happy to welcome the following organisations to our network:

The full list of our members and network partners, now standing at 172, can be found on the SSF website.

Join these events

Save the date for these SSF events:

  • 7 June 2021, SSF Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study Launch Event, online, more information soon on SSF website
  • 22 June 2021,SSF Members’ Assembly (members only), online
  • 22 June 2021, Annual Conference (public), online
  • 29 November 2021, Building Bridges, Geneva

Other sustainable finance events:

SSF and sustainable finance in the media

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New studies & reports

The report “Adopting central bank operations to a hotter world - Reviewing some options” by the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), assesses 9 options available to central banks to factor climate-related risks into their operational framework and for the implementation of monetary policy in practical terms.


The action plan “Harnessing the Power of Digital Finance for Sustainable Financial Markets” was presented by the Green Fintech Network Switzerland. It sets out 16 concrete proposals for a future-proof combination of digital technology and a sustainable financial sector, with the aim to drive forward promising innovative solutions from authorities, associations, and the scientific and business communities.


> Find these and other reports in our Digital Library on Sustainable Finance


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