The market for sustainable investments has once again enjoyed double-digit growth in 2020, although the rate was more moderate than in the prior year.
As the new Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021 reveals, the total volume of sustainable investments in Switzerland now stands at CHF 1,520.2 billion, equivalent to impressive growth of 31 percent over the reporting period. The market data collected and analysed by Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) highlight the growing importance of impact investing concepts, reflecting a further advancement of the sustainable investment market.
According to the SSF study published today in collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich, the dynamic growth rate of sustainable investments is chiefly attributable to two main factors: on the one hand, the broader use of sustainable investment approaches for existing assets, and on the other the positive market performance in 2020, which is responsible for about a third of the reported growth.
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