Eurosif March Insight – Swiss pension funds come together to form an RI coalition

On the 3rd of December 2015, the following institutions : BVK Personalvorsorge des Kantons Zürich, compenswiss (Ausgleichsfonds AHV/IV/EO), comPlan, Pensionskasse Post, Pensionskasse SBB, Swiss Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA and Suva joined forces to establish the «Swiss association for responsible investing (SVVK-ASIR)». SVVK-ASIR’s founding members manage a total of over 150 billion Swiss Francs. The fiduciary duty of the funding members requires the inclusion of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) criteria. By setting up SVVK-ASIR, the founding members fulfil this requirement in the most effective way.

To find out more, Eurosif has interviewed Mr. Patrick Wirth, Vice Chair at FNG – Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen and Managing Director at GES and Mr. Patrick Uelfeti – Deputy CIO, Swiss Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA, founding member of the Association.

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