A Brief Outline

Alternative Bank Switzerland emphasizes ethical principles and transparency instead of maximum profits. As the leading provider of ethical banking services and a pioneer in sustainable finance, ABS promotes through its financing and investment activities projects in the area of affordable and ecological housing, renewable energy, organic farming and social organizations. ABS operates throughout Switzerland and has offices in Olten, Lausanne and Zurich.

ABS´s products and services are aligned with its client requirements concerning savings, investments, financial security, company financing, real estate and monetary transactions. Loans are issued principally in the area of social or ecological housing (also for private individuals), organic agriculture, renewable energy, as well as SME’s. ABS offers investment advice and ethical/sustainable investment funds.

Key financial data

at 31 december 2016

CHFEUR (approx.)
Balance sheet total1'654 Mio.1'540 Mio.
Client assets 1'213 Mio.1'129 Mio.
Number of clients31'551
Number of shareholders6'045
Number of co-workers103
Share of women in management positions44 %