Dynamic growth in sustainable investments driven by greater interest from institutional investors

6/29/2017 Based on the Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Report 2017, the market saw a sharp hike of 39 % compared to 2015, bringing the total volume of sustainable investments in Switzerland to around CHF 266 billion as of 31 December 2016.

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82 % of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7 % of the total fund market.

Human rights are the thematic focus of this year’s market report, reflecting their growing importance in the business world.

Read the full study of the development of sustainable investments in Switzerland here.