Insights

Fintech and sustainable development: The innovation race has started

BSD presented a new study at the 7th Impact Forum in Zurich, where the theme this year was “Sustainability and Digitalization”. The study highlights the disconnect between mainstream finance, financial technologies (fintech) and sustainable finance. It challenges Swiss financial institutions and fintech start-ups to collaborate with a new sense of purpose, building sustainable development goals into their new value propositions. This is what a younger generation of Millennial and Generation Z investors expect.

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In addition to “playing defence” investors are increasingly “playing offence”

Investors, in addition to screening their portfolios for carbon intensity and seeking to avoid stranded assets (playing defence) are increasingly “playing offence” by actively investing in corporations with higher ESG performance as the evidence mounts that higher ESG equates with higher return.

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Responsible investment essential to stay within 2 degrees global warming

To stay within 2 degrees of warming, investors will also need to invest trillions of US dollars in the opportunities that exist with the fourth industrial revolution: the resource revolution, sharing and circular economies.

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Nestlé Chile: "Creating Shared Value"

BSD Consulting Chile unterstützte Nestlé Chile bei der Erarbeitung einer Strategie für soziale Investitionen sowie bei diversen Projektanalysen mit dem Ziel, eine gemeinsame Wertschöpfung ("shared value") zu kreieren.

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Lancierung der Prinzipien für Nachhaltige Versicherungen (PSI) innerhalb von Rio+20

Während des jährlichen Seminars der Internationalen Versicherungsgesellschaft, eine Veranstaltung die gleichzeitig mit Rio+20 stattfindet, hat UNEP-FI die Prinzipien für Nachhaltige Versicherungen lanciert.

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