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SSF Newsletter October 2022
Spotlight on Nature
Dear all

This month many of us gathered in Geneva at Building Bridges 2022 to discuss, learn and network across institutions and sectors. Reflecting on the progress made since last year, I am glad about some key achievements and the leading role taken by the financial industry in COP26 surrounding GFANZ net-zero commitments. However, our world is currently in a plural of crises. We have breached 5 out of 8 planetary boundaries. We are experiencing a global climate crisis, an acute energy shortage and a stream of refugees linked to various conflicts. In order to overcome such problems we must foster global solutions - and the financial sector has to be part of them. Yet, closer cooperation with other parts of the economy and politics are a prerequisite for effective answers to the issues we all face. I hope the Building Bridges week managed to illustrate that joint action has started and many seeds of change have already been sewn. Since last year, we have made good steps forward, but must now commit to tackling these crises with urgency and speed. To delay further is no option.

Some key initiatives highlighted in this newsletter such a first template for the Swiss Climate Scores, the Swiss Consultation Group for the TNFD and the launch of NatureFinance were announced at Building Bridges. The large event SFI and SSF held in Zurich, complemented the rich series of events. Read about these and other important developments below.

We look forward to continue working with our great network in further accelerating the needed change.


Kind regards,

Patrick Odier

SSF President

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Five SSF Events as part of Building Bridges 2022

SSF was involved in four events as part of the Building Bridges Week 2022 in Geneva and an additional Building Bridges Community event along with SFI in Zurich. Read the SSF Summary of Building Bridges and the SSF Past Events Section on our website for more details.

Swiss Climate Scores Template launched

Prepared jointly by SSF and AMAS, the Swiss Climate Scores Template was published at Building Bridges. The template aims to allow for standardised calculation of the different indicators and allow data to be displayed uniformly.

SSF and GCNSL jointly launch the Swiss Consultation Group to the TNFD

Finance can play an important role in protecting nature and biodiversity. SSF and UN Global Compact Network Switzerland and Liechtenstein (GCNSL) have collaborated to establish the Swiss TNFD Consultation Group. Read the press release here.

SSF/ZHAW Novel Data Solutions Event in Lugano

A joint event in Lugano on 23 September from SSF and ZHAW, supported by Innosuisse, presented several interesting projects surrounding sustainable commodity trading and how technological solutions can play a role in this.


> Read more about these and other SSF activities

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International News

  • From 19 to 25 September the New York Climate Week took place in New York. The event gathers leaders to discuss urgent climate action needed. Read the summary here.
  • During Building Bridges Summit 2022 Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) relaunched as NatureFinance. Three approaches to creating impact underlie NatureFinance: effective policy advocacy, market engagement and innovation and incubation activities.

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New members and network partners

We are happy to welcome the following organisation as new SSF members:  

The full list of our members and network partners, now standing at 221, can be found here.

Education News

For more information on current educational programmes focusing on sustainability and finance, visit the SSF landing page on Evrlearn.

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New studies & reports
SFI Public Discussion Note: Sustainable Finance in a Shifting World Order

This publication summarises research on sustainable firms and provides an overview on current research including the pricing of sustainability and investor preferences and the value of sustainable attributes against the backdrop of current crisis. The focal points are policy and climate in pursuing a sustainable future.

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Draft Recommendations for the Development of the Net-Zero Data Public Utility

This report details the Climate Data Steering Committee (CDSC)’s proposed recommendations for climate transition-related data. The Utility is designed to be built as part of ongoing enhancements to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)'s Global Climate Action Portal and will therefore also support increased integration of private sector commitments and actions within the UNFCCC stocktaking and recognition processes.

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Kind Regards,

The SSF Team


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