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We’re making progress happen

There is a rising demand for investments that not only generate financial returns, but also incorporate economic as well as environmental and social aspects. At Credit Suisse, we want to launch an impact conversation through a series of roundtable discussions on topics related to conservation (finance), philanthropy and impact investment. Our goal is to create tangible and sustainable impact through concrete actions.

1st Impact Roundtable on Marine Conservation

On May 17-19, 2018, Credit Suisse and the Oceano Azul Foundation hosted the 1st Impact Roundtable in Lisbon, Portugal on the topic of “Why Investing in a Sustainable Blue Economy matters now?”. Over two days, we brought together leading global philanthropists, investors and marine conservation experts, in a unique and intimate peer-to-peer setting, to share best practice, cultivate powerful ideas and explore the role they could play towards sustaining a healthy “Blue Economy” a reality.

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1st Impact Roundtable on Marine Conservation
Nature must not be turned into a commodity, but rather into an asset treasured by the mainstream investment market. Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Credit Suisse
Unless we make Marine Protected Areas a viable business opportunity, we are not going to attract the capital to do this. José Maria Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica, Co-Founder Ocean Unite
We, as business leaders, can play a role in highlighting to heads of government that protecting the ocean could be a key part of their legacy. Richard Branson, Founder Ocean Unite and Chairman of the Virgin Group
Coral reefs are in danger but engaging new sectors in conservation can help save these vital ecosystems. It’s not too late. Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director for Oceans at The Nature Conservancy
The oceans’ value is bigger than any corporate valuation. In 2018, we will need to find ways to match ocean needs with investors’ demand for liquid, at-scale products. Fabian Huwyler, Head of Green Solutions, Impact Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse