Alliance Sud works towards ensuring that the Swiss financial centre contributes consistently and effectively towards realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals and that its business activities are aligned with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.
What it is about
The Paris Climate Agreement requires countries to gear financial flows towards development with low greenhouse gas emissions and which is resilient to climate change. Similar goals are also in place internationally in the realm of biodiversity.
Switzerland is the world's leading centre for crossborder asset management, and has an insurance industry that covers global risks. It therefore bears prime responsibility for ensuring that financial flows are aligned with the goals of sustainable development and climate protection, and do not support greenwashing.