A briefing note provided by PwC on how ESG has moved from being niche criteria to mainstream. View the briefing note. Learn about this issue and more at Ireland’s Climate Finance Week, November 2019.
Review of academic and commercial studies finding that, on average, the evidence is in favour of responsible investment adding value.
Comprehensive literature review of sustainable investment concluding that CSR and ESG factors are correlated with superior investment returns at a securities level, though exclusionary approaches to sustainable investment have a neutral impact on investment returns at a fund level.
This study finds more than 200 organisations involved in Sustainable Finance in Switzerland in one way or another, and maps the different initiatives in an all-encompassing overview.
Aligning expectations: Guidance for asset owners on incorporating ESG factors into manger selection, appointment and monitoring
This guide provides a framework for Asset Owners who appoint and monitor external managers to assess whether their managers’ investment policies and processes are consistent with their ESG expectations. It aims to support them in their dialogues with managers so that they gain a clear understanding of the ESG risks and opportunities affecting their portfolios
This white paper formed the basis for the establishment of SSF. It outlines action points that can be taken to strengthen the sustainable finance industry in Switzerland.
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – Discussion Paper for Banks on Implications of Principles 16–21
The Thun Group of Banks is an informal group of bank representatives that have been discussing the meaning of the UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework” and the Guiding Principles for the activities of banks. This paper outlines the interpretation of Principles 16-21 and identifies key steps that need to be taken as well as
Insuring Climate Resilience How insurers are responding to climate change. And how they can be part of an effective government response
This report reflects how insurance might be used to assist countries that are most vulnerable to loss and damage from climate change. The report concludes that climate change is perceived as a real challenge to insurance companies, and that they are already adapting their risk control measures to climate risks; including the identification, prevention and