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  1. "I want fair, social capitalism."

    "I want fair, social capitalism."

    The young economist Falko Paetzold is fighting for a more equitable, healthier and more environmentally friendly world. His aim is to encourage private investors, particularly those with assets in excess of 50 million dollars, to invest sustainably.

  2. Credit Suisse 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit: The Critical Mission of Creating Wealth with Communities

    Credit Suisse 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit: The Critical Mission of Creating Wealth with Communities

    Revitalizing communities to deliver both impactful and profitable returns is a critical topic among investors today, recently discussed at the Credit Suisse 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit.

  3. Scaling up Impact Investing

    Scaling up Impact Investing

    Impact investing is a growing industry that has gained in popularity and importance in the last few years. This is not surprising, says Harvard Professor Michael Chu: It is driven by the concept that a social or ecological problem may be addressed via a commercial platform, which many people find attractive. Due to the high demand, some of the main focus points of the industry are now to launch new and risk-adjusted products, as well as to "mainstream" the market. 

  4. Supertrends: Millennials Want to Invest Responsibly

    Supertrends: Millennials Want to Invest Responsibly

    Millennials are a generation that receives much attention these days. Sustainability, clean energy, impact investing matter to the Millennials and will gain importance in the coming years, not least from an investment point of view.

  5. Supertrends: Climate Protection – a Key Value for Millennials

    Supertrends: Climate Protection – a Key Value for Millennials

    The Millennials are one of the largest generations in history and soon reaching maturity as investors. Their values – particularly caring about the environment and climate change – are most likely to become ever more influential topics and fuel growth in areas such as sustainable investment and clean energy. 

  6. Impact Investing – Catalyzing Wealth for Change

    Impact Investing – Catalyzing Wealth for Change

    At Credit Suisse, we see a growing number of clients interested in impact investing, an investment approach that aims to bring about a measurable social or environmental change while generating financial returns. Julia Balandina Jaquier, an author of Catalyzing Wealth for Change: Guide to Impact Investing, together with Olivier Rousset, Head Impact Investment Specialists at Credit Suisse, shed some light on the topic.

  7. Educational Philanthropy – a Rising Investment Trend

    Educational Philanthropy – a Rising Investment Trend

    A growing number of philanthropists recognize the tremendous importance of education, not only for their own success, but also for future generations. Education is thus a primary target among their philanthropic efforts.

  8. Knowledge Is the Best Investment

    Knowledge Is the Best Investment

    Benjamin Franklin nailed it: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." It certainly does. Metaphorically and literally speaking. INSEAD, the international business school, in a partnership with Credit Suisse, published a white paper "Higher Education: Investing in Future Leaders" presenting higher education as an untapped investment opportunity with positive social impact.

  9. Conservation Finance, an Untapped Investment Opportunity

    Conservation Finance, an Untapped Investment Opportunity

    "Conservation finance represents an undeveloped, but emerging private sector investment opportunity of major proportion," said Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam in a new report.

  10. Does Corporate Governance Matter?

    Does Corporate Governance Matter?

    "Corporate governance is not acknowledged enough when it works well, though it is frequently assailed when it fails dramatically," says Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse's Chief Investment Officer, International Wealth Management, in a new report launched in Davos by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.