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The Association

The Swiss Association for Responsible Investments (SVVK - ASIR) was founded in December 2015 by a group of major institutional investors.

The association aims to provide services to its members that enable them to holistically act responsibly towards the environment, the economy and society through their investment decisions. It offers the following services:

  • Foundation
    Develops specific rules to implement the most objective criteria possible (normative basis)
  • Screening and monitoring
    Screens and monitors member portfolios on the basis of the normative criteria
  • Dialogue
    Initiates dialogue with companies to determine any systematic violations of the normative criteria
  • Exclusion recommendations
    Provides counsel on the process of excluding companies with which the dialogue was unsuccessful, or whose business model violates the normative criteria
  • Communication
    Assumes individual communication tasks for members