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  1. Impact investing: A strategic choice

    Bridging the gap between returns-driven investment and values-driven philanthropic donation, a range of new investment forms has become established in recent years. The most popular are investments that pursue financial objectives while at the same time integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Impact investing takes this to its logical next step by combining the quest for profit with the mission of making a measurable positive social and/or environmental impact.  

  2. Impact investing: Market in the making

    Impact investing: Market in the making

    Interest in impact investing is rising and the millennials are playing a leading role, says Iqbal Khan, CEO International Wealth Management.

  3. A new approach to development aid

    A new approach to development aid

    Economist Abhijit Banerjee and his wife, Esther Duflo, have revolutionized development aid. Their first step was to conduct comparative field studies to find out what works and what doesn't.

  4. Bright Ideas in Green Energy

    Bright Ideas in Green Energy

    Professor Greta Patzke explains how she is attempting to solve the world's energy problems by finding a way to produce truly clean energy from sustainable sources.

  5. The Tides Are Turning: Why the Blue Economy Matters

    The Tides Are Turning: Why the Blue Economy Matters

    The ocean's business is everybody's business. We owe every second breath to the vast expanses of water that cradle our planet, which produce more than 50% of the world's oxygen. The daily diet of three billion people is based on marine-based food. When put into GDP terms, the ocean is the world's seventh largest economy. And yet this life-supporting system filled with unprecedented economic opportunities is under serious threat.

  6. Supertrends. One Year On.

    Supertrends. One Year On.

    We have updated our Supertrends, the five long-term investment themes we established a year ago. Each Supertrend remains highly relevant and forms an integral part of the Credit Suisse House View.

  7. Promoting Prosperity in a World of Transition

    Promoting Prosperity in a World of Transition

    While advancements in science and technology have accelerated progress, the private sector must play a significant role to sustain growth and further alleviate poverty in developing countries. This was the conclusion drawn in a panel discussion that featured Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam during the 2018 Milken Institute Global Conference.

  8. A Culture of Belonging

    A Culture of Belonging

    Born on one of the world's most remote islands, she moved away and earned a fortune. Then Zita Cobb returned to transform Fogo Island into a socially responsible, sustainable art project.

  9. The “Blue Economy”: A Sustainable Future for the Ocean

    The "Blue Economy": A Sustainable Future for the Ocean

    A conversation with Fabian Huwyler, Head of Green Solutions, Impact Advisory and Finance (IAF), about the investing opportunities the ocean creates and why we all can benefit from them.

  10. How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    How Can Countries Reduce Poverty? Invest in Women's Human Capital

    Investing in women's health and education is not just a moral imperative but also makes sound economic sense – policies that foster female empowerment are particularly powerful because they can make a vast contribution to economic growth. In a recent Credit Suisse Research Institute study on "Eradicating Extreme Poverty", we look at why investment in women's human capital can make a big difference to poverty levels.