CSP - Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth is an academic research and teaching institution at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. CSP is unique in its position at the intersection of research and training, bridging scientists, wealth owners, and investment professionals in order to generate knowledge and to mobilize capital toward impact.
CSP’s mission is to mobilize private wealth to achieve the targets set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
CSP’s vision is that the entire portfolio of every wealth owner fully advances sustainable development, and that the decisions leading to these investments are supported by evidence to maximize positive impact.
CSP's work can be divided into three streams:
Our research provides answers to how investors can have real impact and what makes investors act for impact. Our trainings enable investors, as key actors in capitalism, to drive positive change. Our partnerships within the landscape support a strong ecosystem that can achieve more faster.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR WORK
CSP Activity Report 2019-2020
2019 was a year of growth. 2020 is a year of scaling and streamlining. The Activity Report provides an overview of the three pillars of CSP's approach: Research, Train, and Engage. Have a look at the report here (PDF, 4 MB).
New Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance Launched
The Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance is an interdisciplinary research center brings together a large group of researchers specialized in behavioral economics, policy, and private wealth. CSP is part of it. Read more here.
Third Sustainable Investing Capabilities of Private Banks Report
Sustainability is on everyone’s lips - also at banks - but who walks the talk? The report maps the sustainable investing capabilities of 20 banks and features chapters on international environmental agreements and the EU Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth. Read more here.