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  1. Water scarcity. The key challenges in meeting the demand. 

    There's plenty of water on Earth. Indeed, it covers 70% of the surface. The problem is, not much of it is useable. Freshwater – safe for us – accounts for as little as 3% of the entire world's water. With demand still growing, governments and the private sector need to act.

  2. The rise of the responsible consumer

    Concerns about climate change raise serious questions about how sustainable our lifestyles are. Consumers can support sustainable companies through everyday purchases. In turn, responsible companies will be more attractive to investors in the long term. Our new report looks at why responsible consumerism is on the rise and which sectors it will disrupt.

  3. Measure what matters. Impact investing and social change.

    Measure what matters. Impact investing and social change.

    Jasjit Singh, Academic Director at INSEAD Social Impact Initiative argues that, as well as meeting academic goals, impact must be measured by its effect on society. 

  4. Credit Suisse continues to bolster impact investment and sustainable finance franchise through strategic senior hires

    Three senior hires further strengthen Impact Advisory and Finance Department’s reach and offering for clients

  5. Loans with the help of satellite images. A start-up solution.

    How does a corn farmer in East Africa prove his creditworthiness? A start-up has come up with a solution for connecting remote regions to the rest of the world. The only requirement? A mobile phone.

  6. Philanthropy's ability to heal

    Philanthropy's ability to heal

    Solving the largest threats to global health cannot be achieved in isolation. A myriad of approaches will be needed to make progress in making the world a healthier place. Find out how the interplay of philanthropy, public capital and private investment is making all the difference.

  7. Future Skills: A new Credit Suisse Corporate Citizenship Initiative

    Almost 200 million people are looking for work worldwide, while automation sows fear of stagnating wages and disappearing jobs. Manuel Rybach, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship & Foundations, Credit Suisse, in a conversation with Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), about work, the gap between skills needed and skills offered, and the digital industrial revolution. 

  8. Social entrepreneurs: Innovative ideas benefit the ocean.

    Social entrepreneurs: Innovative ideas benefit the ocean.

    Marisa Drew, CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance department, Credit Suisse, in a conversation with Javier Goyeneche, founder of Ecoalf, a sustainable fashion company.

  9. Plastic pollution. Time to tackle the problem with new business ideas.

    Plastic pollution. Time to tackle the problem with new business ideas.

    Food, cosmetics, domestic products – most of these come in plastic containers. Designed for a single use, yet virtually indestructible. Can we find an environmentally friendly replacement?