SIX has been pursuing its corporate responsibility strategy since 2015. On the basis of our mandate, we bear responsibility for the security, stability, and international competitiveness of the Swiss financial center.
We operate the infrastructure for the Swiss financial center and develop innovative services for the financial sector, but also work to ensure reasonable and economically appropriate conditions. Efficient, open markets and legal certainty are of top priority and importance for us. The EU decision not to grant stock market equivalence and the ordinance then adopted by the Swiss Federal Council to strengthen the Swiss capital market represented a turning point for SIX and the Swiss financial center as a whole in 2019.
A further key topic is the increasing investor demand for sustainable investments. In this context, the importance of reliable, traceable data is also growing. In the year under review, SIX published a white paper on this topic entitled “Data, the Future of Financial Information” and defined alternative and ESG data as a strategic action area. As an experienced player in business with high-quality financial information, SIX is ideally positioned here. It is our corporate responsibility to maintain the financial center’s competitiveness by continuously gearing our service range to the needs of our customers and stakeholders.
Jos Dijsselhof, CEO