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Sustainable investing

Make a positive impact on society and the environment without sacrificing financial returns. Our sustainable finance and impact investing products allow investors to generate returns and drive change.

Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse puts the bank's expertise to work to help our clients generate returns, sustainably.

Credit Suisse is a leading wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance (SSAF), headed by Chief Sustainability Officer Marisa Drew, was established in July 2020 and combines Credit Suisse's strategy and sustainable investment activities around the globe. With a particular strength in impact investing gained over the last 18 years, our ambition is to lead in sustainability investment and finance by mobilizing capital to sectors that need it most, developing the market through key initiatives and partnerships, and supporting our clients on their sustainable journeys - whilst generating a market financial return.

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Reports

Sustainable Investment
Framework

In 2020, Credit Suisse reviewed its policies and frameworks to better reflect the central role that ESG considerations play across all stages of the investment process. This updated Sustainable Investment Framework outlines how ESG criteria are applied and how we create transparency for clients through enhanced classification and reporting. 

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Unearthing investor action on biodiversity

With around half of the world's GDP highly or moderately dependent on nature, it is evident that biodiversity is an issue investors should engage with. Our survey of leading global asset managers and asset owners provides new insight into investor interest, understanding and efforts to address biodiversity in their portfolios and strategies.

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Engaging for a Blue Economy

Investing in our ocean is not just an imperative for planetary and human health – it also makes good business sense. We explore the growing theme of engagement for the Blue Economy featuring global ocean experts working towards UN SDG 14: Life Below Water.

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Investing in the Blue Economy

Surveying leading global investors on the 'investability' of ocean-related sectors, our report produced in partnership with Responsible Investor provides a unique insight into the present and future state of investor action on UN SDG 14: Life Below Water.

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Exploring the appetite for Alternative Protein

Recent breakthroughs in plant-based proteins and increasing awareness of environmental issues has led to rapid growth in demand for "alternative proteins". We explore the range of alternative proteins, quantify environmental impact of adopting alternative proteins and examine market potential in Asia.

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EdTech. Coronavirus and beyond

The Coronavirus crisis has shifted Education Technology onto a global scale. As the world’s students adopt online learning, our report examines the future of EdTech, one of the most exciting sectors in the economy, and its positive impact on achieving UN SDG 4: Quality Education for All.

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From ESG to the SDGs

Our first ‘Exploring Impact Series’ paper looks at developments in sustainable and impact investing. We dig deeper into the shift to focus on the impact of company products and their contribution to solving the world's most pressing problems, how to evaluate that impact and invest in these themes.

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The Double Delta of Impact Investing

Our second paper in the 'Exploring Impact Series' examines developments in sustainable and impact investing. In our second paper we focus on Delta 2 – investor level impact – and explore how investors can evaluate investments and their ability to deliver high-impact outcomes.

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Meet the responsible consumer

As sustainability and climate change concerns occupy more headlines, more people question how we make, use and dispose of goods and services. In a new report, we look at the rise of responsible consumerism, the sectors ripe for disruption and what this means for investors and entrepreneurs.

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Responsible investments.
Sustainable returns.

Demand for sustainable and impactful investment opportunities has doubled in recent years. As a pioneer in this area, we offer our clients a spectrum of investment products and services that generate envinomental and social benefits as well as financial returns.

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