James Gifford

About James Gifford
  • Head, Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse

Dr. James Gifford is the Head of Impact Advisory for Credit Suisse. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich, where he teaches a joint program with Harvard on impact investing for the next generation of ultra high net worth family members. He was the founding Executive Director of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and led the organisation from inception in 2003 until 2013. Other roles include Head of Impact Investing at UBS and Director of Impact at TAU Investment Management.

James has published numerous articles and book chapters on responsible investment, and has a PhD from the University of Sydney on the effectiveness of shareholder engagement in improving corporate sustainability performance.


How to Achieve Impact as an Investor

2020 06 12

Spaces are limited and you are encouraged to log in early for this session. Doing good while doing well has become the mantra of sustainable investing. While it is easy to measure whether an investment did well, assessing the good…Read More

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