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Credit Suisse: Building an Impact Investing Business in Asia

Published 28 Aug 2017
Reference 6320
Region Asia
Length 19 page(s)
Language English
Prizes & Awards

Winner of the 2018 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the Category 'Finance and Banking'


This case describes how an intrapreneur helped Credit Suisse launch a commercially viable impact investing business in Asia. It specifically details the investment strategy and process for a new impact fund aligning social impact objectives with commercial goals of the bank. It also presents two new investment opportunities needing evaluation.

Teaching objectives

This case is perfect for teaching about impact investing, sustainable investing or responsible finance. It can also be used more generally for topics related to social impact or base of the pyramid in emerging markets – for example, as part of a course on economic development, entrepreneurship, strategy, social entrepreneurship, private equity or venture capital.

  • Impact Investing
  • Social Impact
  • Sustainable Investing
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Sustainability
  • Base of the Pyramid
  • Emerging Market Strategy
  • Creating Shared Value
  • Responsible Investing
  • Economic Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Q41617
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