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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. How The Power of An Entrepreneurial Mindset Is Helping Unite Societies

    How The Power of An Entrepreneurial Mindset Is Helping Unite Societies

    An entrepreneurial mindset is prized by companies for leadership, but can it also help unite divided societies? The partnership between Credit Suisse and Bloomberg explores how today's business leaders can help forge a more positive, social direction.

  7. "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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.