Eléonore Payró @epayrocnn | 24 September 2018

Blockchain not just for crypto-enthusiasts

Blockchain not just for crypto-enthusiastsBlockchain not just for crypto-enthusiastsBlockchain not just for crypto-enthusiasts
Beyond cryptocurrencies, where else could blockchain transform our lives? Crypto-enthusiasts claim this technology could revolutionize many sectors, lowering costs and improving safety when it comes to intellectual property, SME financing or health care data. At the recent Blockchain Policy Forum, organized by the OECD at its headquarters in Paris, we met with three blockchain business leaders—Dominik Thor of Vaultitude, Agnes Hugot of FastTrackTrade, and Frank Ricotta of BurstIQ—to talk about their use cases.
Hannah Wise
Brexit, Nestlé, oil, a flash crash, and a crypto winter
This week in Business Update, we look at how the EU may treat Switzerland following the “mind-the-gap" trade deal between Bern and London. Also in the program: Nestlé’s bet with Starbucks, a sharp move for the Swiss franc, and a cryptocurrency checkup.
Olivia Chang
Swatch launches “Pigcasso” watch
Would you wear a watch painted by a pig? Swatch thinks so.
Martina Fuchs
Turning plastic waste into prosthetic legs
Project Circleg makes prosthetic legs out of plastic waste for amputees in developing countries. It’s one of Switzerland’s growing number of social enterprises, as co-founder Simon Oschwald and Aimée van der Wolde from Social Entrepreneurship Impact & Finance explain.
Tanya König
What you need to know about the Nestlé-Starbucks deal
Here’s what you need to know about the deal between Nestlé and Starbucks.
Hannah Wise
Can blockchain learn from traditional banking?
One is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, while the other is steeped in history. But could the new blockchain industry learn by looking to traditional banking? Eelco Fiole of Alpha Governance Partners tells us it’s not only possible, but potentially very fruitful.
Martina Fuchs
Is Coca-Cola’s ambitious recycling goal achievable?
Is Coca-Cola’s plan to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells achievable by 2030? Bea Perez, the beverage giant’s senior VP and sustainability officer, discusses developing 100 percent recyclable packaging, CO2, and why over half the company’s portfolio now has no sugar.
Martina Fuchs
Should water be free for everyone?
The simple answer, according to Doug Baker, CEO and chairman of Ecolab, is no. “Unfortunately, that’s not how it works,” he says. Access costs money, and water is a valuable commodity. Companies make big bucks from selling it, and Ecolab has made a business out of helping industries consume less.
Olivia Chang
How companies should be preparing for climate change
The 2019 WEF Global Risks Report paints a sobering picture of the world’s biggest threats, from geopolitical tensions to cyberattacks. Alison Martin, chief risk officer of Zurich Insurance, urges companies to prepare themselves for the risks of climate change—starting from the board.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: Your week in numbers
This week we explore why 2020 is a risky year for Geneva’s luxury watch show, the SIHH. And ahead of the earnings report from UBS next week, @andreasschaffnercnn explains the extra challenges weighing on Swiss banks.
Hannah Wise
Who is the typical CEO?
New research shows Swiss CEOs are younger than most and have a more international background. Hannah Wise examines the CEO profile with Heidrick & Struggles, the search firm, and discovers there’s still a lot of work to do when it comes to gender equality in executive role.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: Your week in money
From economic turbulence to tech triumphs in Las Vegas, we bring you the very best of CNNMoney Switzerland’s coverage this week.
Tanya König
Valora deals minors a major blow
European kiosk operator Valora has a new regulation in place that permits the sale of cigarettes in Switzerland only to those over the age of 18.
Hannah Wise
Business Update gets into the Christmas spirit
This week we break down the ABB deal, look at why Switzerland is still failing women, and hear from UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld about how he likes to spend his $104 million reward. Plus, we take a look at Switzerland’s Christmastime spending– and it is not what you might think.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: Our top three stories in three minutes!
Find out how Brexit is affecting us here in Switzerland, and why you should ask for a pay raise for the sake of the economy!

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