Issue Notes

Issue notes

The Swiss Approach to Sustainable Finance

Switzerland and its financial centre are fully committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. In this context, the continued and intense dialogue between the private sector and the government maintains a balance between market-driven solutions and a supporting regulatory framework, creating the optimal conditions to align financial flows with climate goals. The Swiss approach to sustainable finance not only has the potential to position Switzerland as an international leader in sustainable finance, but also offers concrete policy alternatives and complementary approaches to the more prescriptive and complex regulatory frameworks that are emerging worldwide. 

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Positions

Positions

Joint association letter on CSDDD

Feedback on the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) – August 2022

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Discussion papers

Discussion papers

GETTING READY FOR THE '20s - TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL BANKING

Digital transformation continues to reshape the global financial industry and will do so for years to come. Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, big data and semantic technology are being adopted at an increasing pace everywhere from client-facing activities to the mid- and deep into the back-office.

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Joint association letter on CSDDD

Feedback on the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) – August 2022

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Press releases

SFC New Managing Director 2021

SEPTEMBER 2020

The Swiss Finance Council (SFC) announced today the appointment of Esther Widmer as the new Managing Director of its Brussels office.

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Publications

Issue notes

The Swiss Approach to Sustainable Finance

Switzerland and its financial centre are fully committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. In this context, the continued and intense dialogue between the private sector and the government maintains a balance between market-driven solutions and a supporting regulatory framework, creating the optimal conditions to align financial flows with climate goals. The Swiss approach to sustainable finance not only has the potential to position Switzerland as an international leader in sustainable finance, but also offers concrete policy alternatives and complementary approaches to the more prescriptive and complex regulatory frameworks that are emerging worldwide. 

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Discussion papers

GETTING READY FOR THE '20s - TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL BANKING

Digital transformation continues to reshape the global financial industry and will do so for years to come. Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, big data and semantic technology are being adopted at an increasing pace everywhere from client-facing activities to the mid- and deep into the back-office.

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Established in 2013, the Swiss Finance Council engages in dialogue around policy developments in finance at a European and international level. We articulate and advocate the interests of internationally active Swiss financial institutions towards the EU institutions and support an integrated Single Market that can contribute to the creation of a strong, open and globally competitive European financial sector. We act as a platform to share experience, expertise and knowledge through a permanent representative office in Brussels. Our current members are Credit Suisse and UBS .

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