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  1. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  5. 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.

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    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Carbon markets: Invest in greenhouse gas emissions

    Carbon markets: Invest in greenhouse gas emissions

    Carbon is an emerging asset class that could potentially rival the global oil market in size.

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    Metamorphosis 25: Asia’s transformation accelerates

    How will advances in technology, finance and sustainability shape this vibrant region’s next stage of growth?

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    Closing the gender gaps. Equal financial opportunities for women.

    Women want and deserve the opportunity for long-term financial independence but there are "gaps" that need to be overcome in order for them to achieve this. Three Credit Suisse reports examine the specific challenges that women face with regard to wealth generation, the labor market, and leadership opportunities in the corporate world. So, what stands between women and a more equitable financial future?