Head of Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse, Singapore

Mr James Gifford is the Head of Impact Advisory for Credit Suisse, working with the bank’s clients and advisors to mobilise capital into impact investing. He also teaches a programme at the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Zurich 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. He 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 behaviour.