Sustainable investments, sustainable growth
According to the 2020 Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study, the total volume of sustainable investments in Switzerland is currently CHF 1,163 billion, equivalent to about a third of locally managed assets. The market data collected and analysed by Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) shows an increase of 62 percent on the previous year, highlighting the impressive growth record of sustainable investments.
Boost for sustainable funds and mandates
Sustainable investment funds continue to show a dynamic growth rate of 147 percent, according to the study that SSF prepared in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich. Their volume of CHF 470.7 billion accounted for 38 percent of the overall Swiss investment fund market at the end of 2019.
Sustainable mandates saw even stronger growth of 195 percent, with the total volume of assets under management climbing to CHF 208.9 billion. The sustainable assets of institutional investors totalled CHF 483.7 billion at the end of 2019, representing around 30 percent of the total assets managed by pension funds and insurance companies in Switzerland.
Sustainable investment solutions are very popular with investors, partly because of the competitive risk/return profiles they offer compared to conventional financial products. The Swiss financial centre is ideally positioned to support this rapid growth and will continue to develop as a global leader in this field.
Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2020
Sustainable Asset Management: Key Messages and Recommendations
Swiss Sustainable Finance