Sustainability in all its dimensions represents a significant challenge for the financial markets. In its strategic goals 2021 – 2024, FINMA committed to contributing to the sustainable development of the Swiss financial centre. In line with its mandate, FINMA’s focus is primarily on the sustainability-related financial risks for financial institutions and the financial system. Climate-related financial risks are currently the most measurable and significant financial risks in connection with sustainability and are therefore the primary concern. To protect investors, FINMA is also addressing the issue of greenwashing in the distribution of financial products and services. FINMA’s mandate does not include actively promoting sustainable investments or investments in sustainable assets.
In line with its strategic goals and legal mandate, FINMA is pursuing four medium-term priorities: