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  1. Marine natural capital is key for the global economy

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. "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.

  4. ESG – a model for the future

    As we emerge from the global coronavirus pandemic much will have changed. The question remains which business models will prove themselves in the future. Sustainability topics have been in vogue for some time now, and they are likely to become even more important in the coming years. The crisis has made it clear how important a holistic view is: business, society and nature belong together, they cannot be viewed individually.

  5. Coronavirus brings ESG investing to the fore

    Despite the pandemic downturn, funds that observe environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have largely outperformed their benchmarks. Meanwhile, the EU and the IMF are calling for a post-pandemic "green recovery."

  6. Impact investing and the next generation

    Impact investing and the next generation

    Podcast: The next generation of powerful investors speaks about how they activate change by moving away from a material world into one of sustainable and profitable growth.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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