If this email is not displaying correctly, please click here.
SSF Newsletter September 2023
Setting the scene
Dear all

In anticipation of the main event, this month kicked off with a sold-out collaborative Building Bridges community event, jointly hosted by SFI and SSF in Zurich. The event drew the participation of over 200 attendees. Building Bridges in Geneva, now in its fourth iteration, is scheduled to take place the first week of October and has garnered an increasingly prominent reputation within the sustainable finance community. This recognition is in part due to its ongoing support for events that bridge gaps across the sector, not only in Switzerland but also internationally.

Each year during the Building Bridges action days, SSF seizes the opportunity to unveil significant projects aimed at advancing sustainable finance. Last year, it served as an ideal platform to launch the Swiss Consultation Group to the TNFD in collaboration with the UN Global Compact for Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Additionally, it marked the debut of the first template designed to help market players implement the Swiss Climate Scores.

This year, the collaboration continues, with Antionio Hautle, Executive Director at UNGCSL, moderating a panel at the European launch of the TNFD in his capacity as co-convenor. Further, SSF and AMAS will launch the Swiss Stewardship Code and SSF will host an interactive workshop on impact investing with participants from Switzerland, the Netherlands, South Africa and Kenya. We invite many of you to join us in bridging the gaps between sectors, countries and ideas, as we work together to set the scene for a collaborative and inclusive transition towards a sustainable economy.


Kind regards,

Jean Laville

Deputy CEO

Newsletter content

SSF activities at a glance

Regulatory and market news

Join these events

SSF and sustainable finance in the media

New studies & reports

SSF activities at a glance
SFI/SSF Event in Zurich

At this year’s SFI–SSF conference in Zurich, attended by over 200 participants, renowned figures from the financial industry and academia discussed and cast light on various aspects of the multi-layered sustainability universe. Read a summary here.

Swiss Stewardship Code Livestream Launch on 4 October

During an event at Building Bridges 2023, the Swiss Stewardship Code will be launched. You can view a livestream here between 11:00 and 12:30 on 4 October.

Three events at Building Bridges

During the Building Bridges 2023 action days SSF will be co-hosting two events and Antonio Hautle, Executive Director at UNGCSL, will be moderating a panel on TNFD in his capacity as co-convener, along with SSF, of the Swiss Consultation Group to the TNFD. See the whole programme here.

SSF gives consultation response to Swiss Federal Council

SSF submitted a consultation response to the Swiss Federal Council (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, FDFA and The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, EAER) on their international cooperation goals and priorities for 2025-2028 strategy.


> Visit our website for more about these and other SSF activities

Regulatory and market news

Swiss News

International News

EU News

Market News

Upcoming events

Further events are listed on the SSF website.

SSF and sustainable finance in the media

Visit our website for more articles.

New studies & reports
Underwriting Our Planet: WWF Insurance Report

A new report, from WWF and Deloitte Switzerland, offers a first comprehensive insight into the impact of insurance companies’ underwriting business on climate change and biodiversity loss. Insurance companies have several possibilities to reduce their negative environmental impact and to become catalysts for a green, fast and fair transition. In this report, WWF recommends 6 actions; alignment, engagement, promotion of green choices among clients, eliminate harmful policies, exclusion and fossil fuel phase-out.

More >
Sustainable Finance Regulation: A Comparative Analysis for Switzerland

In this market overview, three main objectives are examined within the regulation that applies to Switzerland: improve transparency on sustainability characteristics of financial products, promote classification systems for financial products based on their sustainability characteristics and require the integration of client ESG preferences in advisory services. After an examination, three recommendations are made for improving Swiss frameworks on sustainability-related disclosures of financial market participants.

More >
Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Recommendations

The long awaited Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Recommendations include general disclosure recommendations across four pillars of governance, strategy, risk and impact management and metrics and targets. Also make sure to read the Additional Guidance for Financial Institutions, which outlines how the TNFD can be used now by financial institutions despite data limitations.

More >

Kind Regards,

The SSF Team


Already a member or partner? Make sure you are featured on our website. Get in touch with us to upload your member or network partner profile now.

Interested in joining our network of members and partners?  > Learn more

Grossmünsterplatz 6
8001 Zürich
+41 44 515 60 50
Swiss Sustainable Finance   Swiss Sustainable Finance
www.sustainablefinance.ch | contact | sign off
© Swiss Sustainable Finance