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, in particular with the other C4I members Toniic, Katapult, Nexus, and the BMW Foundation, support a strong ecosystem that can achieve more faster.
To advance the ecosystem and align our networks, we run joint projects with the other C4I members. For example, we conduct research based on Toniic’s T100 community, we get supported by the BMW Foundation, and we conduct educational workshops based on CSP research and practitioner insights for the members of Toniic, Katapult and Nexus to create a shared understanding of what impact investing means and how investors can get started.