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Swiss FinTechs & Sustainability: the Current Landscape and Four Policy Recommendations

In a comprehensive mapping of the digital, sustainable finance landscape, the authors show that the combination of digitalization and sustainability in the financial sector can play an important role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. In recommendations for action, they propose concrete steps to better exploit the potential of digital, sustainable finance and to optimally position the Swiss financial center in this internationally competitive field of the future. (…) The Swiss sustainable digital finance landscape is predominantly composed of start-ups and companies in the early stages of market penetration. Of the 26 companies identified in the mapping exercise, 18 were created after 2012 when the SDGs were first discussed, with a sharper increase in the number of new companies after 2015, when the Paris Agreement was signed. Despite the predominance of relatively young companies, Switzerland can still be considered a long-runner in the field of sustainable digital finance: the first Swiss movers into this niche market were founded in the 1990s and early 2000s. For instance, SAM and Covalence, companies focused on sustainability data, were founded, respectively, in 1999 and 2001. More…

Source: Foraus

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