Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), the sustainable investment forum for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has teamed up with Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), a new body founded two years ago, to compile the latest FNG report on the region’s sustainable investment industry.
Responsible Investor first reported in May 2014 that alongside FNG’s Swiss arm, a second sustainable finance lobby group for Switzerland specifically would be created.
The result was SSF, which was created in part because of a feeling among financial institutions in the Francophone part of Switzerland that they were underrepresented by the FNG.
Sabine Döbeli resigned her post as a Deputy Head at FNG, in charge of Switzerland, to become the SSF’s Managing Director.
Döbeli was later replaced by Patrick Wirth, leading Berlin-based FNG to insist that it would continue to cover the Swiss market.
Indeed, several Swiss houses specialising in sustainable investments…