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
|Balance sheet total||1'654 Mio.||1'540 Mio.|
|Client assets||1'213 Mio.||1'129 Mio.|
|Number of clients||31'551|
|Number of shareholders||6'045|
|Number of co-workers||103|
|Share of women in management positions||44 %|