We believe that you can make a positive impact on society and the environment without sacrificing financial returns. Our sustainable finance and impact investing products allow investors to generate returns while driving a positive change.
The Impact Advisory and Finance (IAF) department at Credit Suisse puts the bank's expertise to work to help our clients generate returns, sustainably.
We think that investing in companies and initiatives that are mindful of ESG factors (environmental, social and governance), and which combine purpose and profit, is just 'smart investing'.
We believe the business community can be an essential driver for sustainable development and human prosperity. In our role as a fiduciary of our clients' capital and as a global citizen, we work to close the gaps identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
We help investors achieve their objectives of attractive returns, complemented by risk mitigation, portfolio diversification and, of course, making a difference in the world.
We are a pioneer in microfinance and impact investing products with more than 15 years of expertise in this space. Our offering includes advisory and discretionary mandate solutions, portfolio reviews with individual sustainability portfolio reports and comprehensive thematic coverage with our impact investing products.
A dedicated team of product specialists work to innovate and deliver sustainable products and services across asset classes and themes, in alignment with the UN SDGs.
EdTech. Coronavirus and beyond
The Coronavirus crisis has been a transformational event for Education Technology, shifting it into focus on a global scale. Coronavirus profoundly changed the field of education within just a few months. As the world’s students adopt online learning, this report examines the future of EdTech, one of the most exciting sectors in the economy, and its positive impact on achieving UN SDG 4 'Quality Education for All'.Download the report
Meet the responsible consumer
As sustainability and climate change concerns occupy ever more headlines, more and more people question how we make, use and dispose of goods and services. In a new report we look at the rise of responsible consumerism, which sectors are ripe for disruption and what it means for investors and entrepreneurs.Download the report
Investing in the Blue Economy
Surveying leading global investors on the 'investability' of ocean-related sectors, this report in partnership with Responsible Investor provides a unique insight into the present and future state of investor action on UN SDG 14.Download the report
Exploring the appetite for Alternative Protein
Recent breakthroughs in plant-based proteins coupled with increasing awareness and interest in environmental issues has led to rapid growth in demand for "alternative proteins". This report explores the variety of alternative proteins, quantifies the potential land that can be saved if the world adopts alternative proteins, and examines the market potential in Asia.Download the report
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