The thematic priorities of SDSN Switzerland are:

Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP): Reduce the ecological footprint resulting from unsustainable consumption and production processes in Switzerland.

Finance systems: Encourage sustainable, private and public investment, including funding for international cooperation.

Governance for sustainable development: Align institutions and governance to Agenda 2030.

Central to the transformative processes are evidence-based, social, economic, technological and institutional innovations developed by the scientific community in conjunction with society itself.