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  1. Why biodiversity finance grabs investor attention

    5 facts about biodiversity finance and investing

    Biodiversity provides and supports everything in the natural world we need to survive. It's time it gets high on investors' agendas, as biodiversity's impact on business and investing is greater than you'd think. Check out our latest report Unearthing investor action on biodiversity to explore biodiversity finance.

  2. Strong diversity and inclusion practices are good for business

    As part of our ESG research at Credit Suisse we have regularly analysed the topic of workplace diversity and correlations of corporate performance. In CS Gender 3000, we showed that increased gender diversity at senior management and board level coincides with superior share-price performance. Workplace diversity and inclusion can be expanded beyond gender to also include: sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, race and socio-economic factors. Our LGBT 350 analysis investigates the performance of companies with strong diversity and inclusion practices. We found that a basket of 350 LGBT friendly companies performed better in terms of financial performance and share price performance than the MSCI AC World index for the same period.

  3. Green recovery: reviving the economy and tackling climate change post-pandemic

    Why the post-pandemic recovery must be green

    The economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred interest in finding ways to stimulate economies and create jobs while addressing social priorities such as climate change. In Credit Suisse's latest podcast on its long-term investment themes known as Supertrends, Brian Blackstone talks to Eugène Klerk, Head of ESG Research at Credit Suisse, about why the global economy needs green stimulus, which sectors will benefit from it, and why – after years of talking about green-focused stimulus without much follow-up – this time things may actually be different.

  4. The SDGs changed sustainable investing

    How the SDGs put impact at the heart of sustainable investing

    Sustainable investing has a long history and has evolved considerably in recent decades. Today, we are witnessing a shift from ESG exclusion and integration-only approaches towards the inclusion of thematic and impact-aligned approaches.

  5. Shareholder engagement for ocean sustainability

    Shareholder engagement for ocean sustainability

    The economic value of global ocean assets is around USD 24 trillion, making it the seventh-largest economy in the world. A sustainable blue economy is not just crucial for planetary and human health – it also makes good business sense. Yet, with the acceleration of climate change, plastic pollution, and overfishing, the ocean's condition is deteriorating. Active investor engagement can help to turn this crisis around.

  6. Electric, solar or classic cars: Can car passion be green?

    A Lamborghini is not a car. It's a statement. Like every other iconic car, it comes with the aura of a certain lifestyle and uniqueness. And a serious carbon footprint.

  7. Sustainable Investing: The way forward

    Sustainable Investing: The way forward

    Macro trends like climate change, increased public awareness, and governmental as well as legislative and regulatory change have spurned a shift in investor preferences and visibly driven demand for generating returns sustainably.

  8. Protecting and investing in marine capital makes business sense

    Protecting and investing in marine capital makes business sense

    Every day, unknowingly, every citizen of the world benefits from the oceans. They generate 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorb 25% of carbon emissions. Just one mature whale sequesters more carbon than 30,000 trees.

  9. Energy transition and climate change. A simple goal but a complex problem.

    Climate change is happening, the science is clear and the world is reacting. The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement was a commitment signed by 196 nations to cut global emissions by 45% in the next 11 years to stop the planet warming to irreversible levels.

  10. "The ocean provides us with every second breath."

    As the world celebrates World Ocean Day, Marisa Drew, CEO Impact Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse speaks to Karen Sack and José Maria Figueres, two prominent ocean conservation activists and Ocean Unite founders on why there is no life on Earth without a healthy ocean and how market-based instruments can help.