Integration of ESG criteria into China A-shares equity strategy

Credit Suisse Asset Management has put the Credit Suisse China A-share equity strategy on an ESG footing, by integrating environmental, social, and governance criteria into investment decisions of the actively managed strategy, becoming one of the first such strategies investing in on-shore China to do so.

July 5, 2021

The Credit Suisse Asset Management Equities Asia team aims to enhance long-term returns and controll risks by concentrating on material ESG1 factors that are expected to have a positive impact on shareholder returns.

Adopting a fundamental, bottom-up investment process and facilitated by in-house tools to screen and rank business models, the Credit Suisse China A-shares equity strategy aims to seek out market leaders and emerging disruptors with strong sustainable competitive advantages to generate long-term shareholder returns.

The Equities Asia team explain what makes a China A-share equity fund which actively addresses ESG factors such an attractive investment opportunity.

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1 The abbreviation ESG stands for environmental (E), social (S), and governance (G). More information available at For further information about the ESG investment criteria, please visit