Credit Suisse looks to make an impact with new investment wing

Monday, September 18, 2017

Credit Suisse has set up a new department to nurture socially conscious investing, the latest effort by a major bank to cater for growing demand for so-called impact investing.

The move was announced by the Swiss bank’s chief executive Tidjane Thiam in a memo to staff seen by Reuters.

Impact investments are made into “companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return,” the Global Impact Investing Network says on its website.

Photo courtesy of Martin Fisch.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

ESG, impact investing