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.
Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse puts the bank's expertise to work to help our clients generate returns, sustainably.
Credit Suisse is a leading wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance (SSAF), headed by Chief Sustainability Officer Marisa Drew, was established in July 2020 and combines all of Credit Suisse's strategy and sustainable investment activities around the globe. With a particular strength in impact investing gained over the last 18 years, our ambition is to lead in sustainability investment and finance by mobilizing capital to sectors that need it most, developing the market through key initiatives and partnerships, and supporting our clients on their sustainable journeys whilst generating a market financial return.
Engaging for a Blue Economy
Ocean health has reached a tipping point, endangering the earth’s entire ecosystem. Yet investing in our ocean is not just an imperative for planetary and human health – it also makes good business sense. We explore the growing theme of engagement for the Blue Economy and showcase global ocean experts who are all working towards UN SDG 14: Life Below Water.
From ESG to the SDGs
This paper is the first in a series of reports looking at developments in the sustainable and impact investing sector. It focuses on the shift from a focus on ESG processes and policies within companies to the impact of a company's products, their contribution to solving the world's most pressing problems, how we can evaluate that impact, and how investors can gain exposure to these themes.Download the report
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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Sustainable Investing: The way forward.
Marisa Drew, CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance Department, Credit Suisse
Protecting and investing in marine capital makes business sense
"The ocean provides us with every second breath."
ESG – a model for the future
Coronavirus brings ESG investing to the fore