What is Sustainable finance? | Credit Suisse

Sustainable finance for a low-carbon world

Sustainable finance puts environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations at the heart of business and investment decisions. We believe that you can make a positive impact on society and the environment without sacrificing financial returns. As a global financial player, we aim to drive change and sustainable growth by helping our clients unearth new opportunities and direct capital to where it makes a difference. 

Why sustainability matters to investors

Sustainability matters to investors as investment portfolios face significant risks from climate change and global warming. As the world shifts towards a low-carbon economy, new climate-friendly business models will also open up investment opportunities. With many people interested in using their wealth to protect the natural world and push for sustainable change, learning more about sustainable investing is a good place to start.

“Sustainable finance strategies are the future – as a bank we want to act as a trusted advisor to individuals and companies on their sustainable journey. We believe banks and financial institutions can be agents for change.”

Dr. Daniel Wild, Global Head of ESG Strategy

How the SDGs changed sustainable investing

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have helped investors to focus their capital on where it makes an impact. Putting impact at the heart of sustainable investing allows investors to fund solutions to the problems facing society and the planet, and earn financial returns while doing it.

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Our research & insights

 

From ESG to the SDGs

Today, understanding what a company does to make a sustainable impact is extremely important. Our report looks at new ways to evaluate companies that are trying to solve the world’s most pressing problems and why it matters to investors.

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