Credit Suisse has entered into a four-way partnership on an investment platform to match early-stage impact companies with potential investors.

The move is the result of the Swiss bank’s tie-up with London-based social change focused club The Conduit Connect, as well as Linklaters and Deloitte.

As a result of the collaboration, selected Credit Suisse clients can connect with The Conduit companies such as CoGo, Cervest, The London Interdisciplinary School, Loop, Library of Things and MoM Incubators.

According to a statement by Credit Suisse, some of the bank’s clients will be brought in as collaborators, investors as well as idea generators with an aim to transform the social and environmental spectrum.

The Conduit Connect chair Annalisa Jenkins said: “In just a year and a half the Conduit Connect has already reviewed over 520 businesses of which sixty of the most promising have been selected to join our platform.

“What makes the Conduit Connect such a unique platform is its access to a network of over 3,600 mission aligned Conduit members, who bring not just capital but also a wealth of knowledge and expertise.”

Linklaters advised on the onboarding process for companies, entrepreneurs and investors, and offered legal advice.

Deloitte offered its accounting and professional services to the partnership.

Credit Suisse chief sustainability officer Marisa Drew said: “We are seeing ever increasing appetite from our private banking clients for exposure to opportunities in the direct impact investing space.

“Our ambition is to be able to support our clients by making a connection to the Conduit’s platform, enabling them to access these early-stage impactful companies or to showcase their own companies and projects that may be seeking funding, thereby helping to bridge critical impact funding gaps that exist in the market today.”

Meanwhile, last month, Credit Suisse rival UBS unveiled plans to make sustainable investments the preferred solution over traditional ones for its private clients worldwide.