Sustainable investment and making general cash flows more climate-friendly are one of the three main goals of the Paris Agreement. As a signatory state, Switzerland is also committed to this goal. Therefore, more money must be invested in environmentally friendly and promising energy sources, for example.
Voluntary climate impact tests by banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers have shown that climate awareness in the financial sector is increasing steadily. More and more companies are setting themselves ambitious climate targets, such as science-based targets.
Considering that cash flows in the Swiss financial centre amounted to almost 7,000 billion Swiss francs at the end of 2019, a great deal can be achieved with sustainable investments. myclimate offers calculation bases at both the company and the product level and helps you make your financial products more sustainable.
To date, myclimate has implemented the following offers with an industry focus at companies in the financial sector:
Take stock of your company’s CO2 emissions. Calculating your carbon footprint is the first step towards successful climate protection, as it helps you identify the most effective ways to reduce your company’s emissions.
Optimise your value chain and improve your company’s carbon footprint. Reduce your CO2 emissions and contribute towards achieving the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Improve efficiency and benefit from potential cost savings as well as competitive advantages as a responsible and climate-friendly company.
Employees are part of successful corporate climate protection measures. After all, it’s people who make decisions, are creative and drive change. We therefore recommend actively involving your employees. Last but not least, you will also be able to strengthen your status as a progressive, attractive company.
Offset your CO₂ emissions with myclimate’s carbon offset projects. By offsetting emissions, you not only compensate for unavoidable emissions, but also bring your company one step closer to climate neutrality. You can also voluntarily familiarise yourself with emerging instruments of the future such as internal carbon pricing or a possible carbon offsetting obligation.
Showcase your carbon offsetting efforts and your successes. This way, you can position yourself credibly and transparently as a responsible and progressive company. Benefit from increased brand awareness and recognition and motivate other companies and individuals to take action on climate change.