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The Alternative Bank Switzerland emphasises ethical principles instead of maximum profits. As the leading provider of ethical banking services and a pioneer in the implementation of social and environmental standards, ABS gives encouragement to the Swiss banking and financial markets. All banking activities are based on transparency. Therefore, four offices have been opened in different Swiss regions (Olten, Lausanne, Zurich and Geneva).
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 2014
|Balance sheet total||1'586 Mio.||1'322 Mio.|
|Client assets||1'460 Mio.||1'217 Mio.|
|Number of clients||33'224|
|Number of creditors||958|
|Number of shareholders||5'068|
|Number of co-workers||90|
|Share of women in management positions||44 %|