Thought leadership

Credit Suisse produces regular thought leadership and original research on issues relating to sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) activity. By exploring these topics from unique perspectives, in varying formats, we consolidate and generate new intelligence.

Credit Suisse Research Institute

The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) is Credit Suisse's in-house think tank. Our internal experts together with leading external specialists deliver perspectives on long-term economic developments to help you navigate the future. Further information about the Credit Suisse Research Institute can be found at

Credit Suisse Center for Sustainability

The Center for Sustainability (CfS) is a pillar of the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI). The CfS aims to provide our clients and stakeholders with access to insights on emerging sustainability topics as we bridge the perspectives of sustainability experts from across Credit Suisse as they confront and consider the challenges and opportunities faced by our planet and society.



Our reports

Treeprint Report Series

The reports argue that certain behavioral changes can help accelerate reforestation efforts. We outline why we believe planting trees can be profitable – not least for farmers. We review the outlook for deforestation and assess some of the solutions that we believe can be deployed today to address forest loss. We believe growth in carbon markets will have wide-ranging implications for climate finance, corporate strategy and global trade. We hope you enjoy these reports and those that will follow in this Treeprint report series.

Climate transition and biodiversity

Innovations and opportunities with a sustainability focus

Thematic and impact investing

 Innovations and opportunities with a sustainability focus

Diversity and Inclusion

The CS Gender 3000 in 2021: Broadening the diversity discussion

This gender diversity in the workplace research specifically focuses on corporate leadership and oversight. We have sought to track developing trends in diversity in both company boards and management leadership teams and, importantly, their relevance for corporate performance. With the benefit of our global research platform, we have been able to conduct such an analysis with unique breadth and depth, establishing the Credit Suisse Gender 3000, a global lens to examine gender diversity across the corporate sector. In our 2021 edition, we reviewed and updated our universe of companies and analyzed the progress made to improve gender diversity.



The sustainability podcast, by Credit Suisse

Episode 18: What's the solution for plastic pollution?

Shocking ocean plastic statistics in the headlines, plastic bottles floating in rivers, shopping bags in the street – we’ve all witnessed plastic pollution in one form or another. But while plastic pollution is a global problem, plastic itself is a useful and effective material. So how bad are plastics for the environment and how can we reduce their impact?

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