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Guide sustainable investing

How to speak sustainable investing

Sustainable investing is changing the world. We believe that investors can have a positive impact on society and the environment without sacrificing financial returns. But what exactly is sustainable investing? The challenge is that there is no industry-standard definition, so it means different things to different people.

When we talk about sustainable investing at Credit Suisse, we mean investments that consider social, environmental and governance (ESG) aspects alongside traditional valuation criteria in making investment decisions. The goal is generating financial returns. Sustainably.

As well as sustainable investing, there are lots of different terms: SDGs, ESG, Impact investing and green finance. What do they all mean? Here’s our handy guide to navigating different terms in sustainable investing. 

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve the world

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve the world
Guide to sustainable investing

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Our guide to sustainable investing

Marisa Drew

An introduction to sustainable investing and impact investing

Listen to Marisa Drew, CEO of Credit Suisse Impact Advisory and Finance Department, defining sustainable investing.

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