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  1. The role of minerals in the clean energy transition

    The role of minerals in the clean energy transition 

    To reach net zero emissions by 2050, the world needs cleaner energy and greener transport. But the construction of solar plants, wind farms and electric vehicles requires more minerals than the equivalent fossil fuel-based technologies. A sustainable supply of these minerals is critical to a clean energy future.

  2. Plastic pollution – Pathways to net zero

    Plastic pollution – a new way of measuring hope on the path to net zero

    Plastic pollution continues to be a key sustainability challenge for the world. Our latest report investigates different aspects of plastic pollution to share our research and allow for better understanding of this complicated issue, where taking action is often not as straightforward as it seems.

  3. Hong Kong skyline with the International Commerce Centre where Credit Suisse is located in the foreground

    AIC 2023: Asia enters a new chapter of growth

    What does Asia’s reopening mean for technology, sustainability and the future of the global economy?

  4. US Inflation Reduction Act: A catalyst for climate action

    US Inflation Reduction Act: A catalyst for climate action

    The Inflation Reduction Act 2022 (IRA) – containing sweeping tax credits/incentives and grants/loan programs across multiple industries – is the most ambitious and comprehensive legislative action the United States has ever taken on addressing climate change. Funding for innovation and R&D could position the US as a leader in the low-carbon economy in the 2030s and beyond.

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    The future of sustainable investing

    Climate change and human rights issues have driven a dramatic growth in sustainable investing over the last decade. In 2021, 36% of all assets globally were managed with some form of sustainable link, up from 22% in 20121. Investment levels need to rise further still in order to achieve long-term sustainability targets.

  6. A young sprouting plant is seen being placed in soil

    Soil biodiversity: A hidden investment opportunity

    Biodiversity – the essential natural support system for life on earth and the foundation of our economy – is a key topic for investors. But a focus on above-ground species and ecosystems overlooks the relevance and impact potential of soil-based biodiversity.

  7. Women and men in the workforce

    Is COVID-19 a game changer for women in the workforce?

    The industries that typically employ more women, including healthcare, administrative services, education, hospitality, and restaurants, were among the most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Women suffered disproportionate job and income losses as a result of their overrepresentation in the hardest-hit sectors.

  8. Deforestation outlook: Challenges and solutions

    Reforestation plays a key role in addressing long-term climate change challenges, yet ten million hectares (or around 40% of the size of the UK) of forests are lost each year. Worse still, most of the loss occurs in areas where the carbon storage capacity of trees is high. With the rate of new forest expansion declining and demand for deforestation-related commodities rising, action is needed.

  9. Thermal Power Station

    A nuclear energy future? For now, it remains unclear

    Energy security and climate change have become dual drivers renewing interest in electricity produced from nuclear energy. The Credit Suisse Nuclear Energy Report 2022 considers the efficiency and environmental merits and challenges of the technology. It also presents the controversy and political discord, and demonstrates that, in defining the future for nuclear, questions remain around whether it is possible to attract the financing required and overcome society's safety concerns for people and planet.

  10. Electric vehicles: the future of sustainable transport

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) envisages that global carbon emissions will need to reach net zero by 2050 to limit global warming. Industries can take action by switching to renewable energy sources and using carbon capture technologies to achieve this goal.