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In today's business world, companies’ long-term financial success has become increasingly linked to how they are integrated into society and the environment. Today, it is more important than ever to incorporate ESG in their business strategy to build a resilient business model that thrives in the new reality and helps make the world a more sustainable and better place for everyone. On this page, we have compiled our expertise for you.
No matter where your company is on the path to becoming a sustainable business, we can help you along the way.
Our blog articles offer a clear picture of current trends and challenges facing the sustainability landscape.
Sustainable Finance: Regulatory Outlook 2022
January 2022: The most important regulatory trends faced by Swiss financial institutions in 2022.
Revised system of the GRI Standards
January 2022: Most significant changes since their introduction in 2016.
Climate stress tests for financial institutions
December 2021: How financial institutions are estimating their vulnerability to climate change.
Responsible Business Initiative
December 2021: Federal Council enacts changes to the indirect counter-proposal (in German).
FINMA addresses greenwashing – what to do now?
November 2021: An integrated and holistic ESG coverage along the product governance process is key.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation is here
March 2021: Why this is only the beginning of the journey to address greenwashing in financial services.
Swiss climate reporting is heating up
February 2021: What you should know about TCFD climate reporting in Switzerland and the challenges ahead.
Non-financial reporting by Swiss corporations
December 2020: Being transparent about non-financial aspects is key to sustainable development (in German).
Reporting on the race towards net zero
November 2020: Achieving net zero emissions by 2050: What is the current status of climate-related reporting on a global level?
Sustainable Investing and Compliance Risks
October 2020: The tremendous growth of sustainable investing highlights compliance challenges.
Podcasts & Videos
In our podcasts and videos, our sustainability experts talk with specialists and partners from business, society and politics about the biggest changes of aligning corporate strategy in a sustainable way. The podcast series is designed especially for board members.
- Podcast: EU Sustainability Reporting (in German)
- Podcast: Corporate Responsibility (in German)
- Podcast: Changes in corporate reporting (in German)
- Podcast: From niche to mainstream? (in German)
- Video: Financing the transition to a green economy
- Video: Firms’ cultures as key to creating lasting change
Studies & Publications
We have listed a selection of global and Swiss thought leadership around ESG.
Impact on Swiss financial institutions.
Towards Net Zero Report
How the world's largest companies report on cilmate risk and net zero transition.
The Time Has Come
KPMG’s survey of sustainability reporting 2020 – a guide to investors, asset managers and ratings agencies.
ESG: Environmental, Social, Governance
An introductory guide for businesses.
Recent developments in the ESG landscape
And why it is essential that the belong on board agendas.
Clarity on Sustainable Finance
The important role of financial institutions in financing the transition to a circular economy.
Frontiers in Finance
Purpose or profit? Why not both. Industry leader share their insights.
Dealing with human rights
Challenges in the context of reporting and management processes (in German).
ESG risks in banks
Learn more about effective strategies to use opportunities and mitigate risks.
Getting ahead in the circular economy
An opportunity to create value and build resilience.
Five misconceptions about climate-related risks
And how you can look at them.
Looking forward to a rising temperature?
Practical insights for a climate risk scenario analysis.