foraus – Forum Aussenpolitik is a Swiss think tank on foreign policy and the organisation standing behind the Sustainable FinTech project. foraus members founded the project in 2016 as part of the foraus Environment, Energy & Transport and the Finance programme. Today, the think tank oversees our administrative organisation and we work from their Zurich office. All legal and financial aspects are handled through foraus.
It is thanks to the Sunflower Foundation’s generous support that the Sustainable FinTech initiative is made possible. The Sunflower Foundation wants to contribute to a better understanding of money by showing connections between economic, ecological, and social crises and our money system.
SFTA is the largest Swiss FinTech association and its aim is to create an ecosystem that enables Switzerland to become a world-class FinTech hub. They were involved in the founding of Sustainable FinTech and they partnered with us for the organisation of our 2017 Climate FinTech Hackathon.
The F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator is a Zurich-based incubator for startups in the FinTech space. They were a partner at our Climate Hackathon in 2017, and through foraus we partnered with them for their Hackathon in March 2019; bridging the gap between FinTech and sustainability by bringing in the asset manager ResponsAbility as a sponsor for a sustainability challenge.
In addition to these partners, we have built a large network of contacts in the sustainability, finance and other industries. We collaborate with individuals and organisations for specific events and workshops, such as our Meetups. By creating and maintaining this network of interested and involved parties, we bring together different actors with the aim to effect a positive change in the financial industry towards sustainability.