How do you simplify the certification process for collectible vintage cars while avoiding fraud? Zurich-based start-up Proxeus says blockchain is the solution. For CEO Antoine Verdon, this technology will offer increased safety and speed and in the future could be used for a variety of collectibles. For Verdon, blockchain could even be the new internet revolution. Eléonore Payró met him in a garage near Stuttgart during the celebration of Proxeus's partnership with Swiss auto specialist Mercuria Helvetica.
Five billion people globally have insufficient access to health care. Mercy Ships has been using floating hospitals to reach those in need since 1978 and is planning a massive addition to its fleet in 2021. Roland Decorvet, chairman of Mercy Ships Switzerland, tells us more.
Politicians such as Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, former Swiss President Doris Leuthard, former German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, and business leaders met at Europa Forum Luzern and shared their views on Europe and Switzerland.
The fashion and textile industries are responsible for around 10 percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions, as much as the total climate impact of the entire European Union. With an estimated 100 billion items of clothes produced annually, retail brands are increasingly coming up with new initiatives for upcycling and repairing.
Wies Bratby founded the Zurich-based company Women In Negotiation (WIN) to help professionals negotiate their salaries and promotions. Women tend to find that hard to do and the numbers tell the story: According to the Gender Intelligence Report 2019 by Advance and University of St. Gallen, 65 percent of all career promotions in Switzerland go to men. Bratby explains why this is and gives some advice on how to overcome some key hurdles in negotiation.
Catch up with Deborah Dörig who was named on Forbes DACH 30 Under 30 list in Switzerland. The University of St. Gallen student spearheaded START Summit 2019, one of the country’s biggest tech and entrepreneurship conferences.
Conversations about finances should happen much earlier in life. That’s the view of Mara Catherine Harvey, an executive at UBS and author of a series of books that teaches children about how to earn, save, and spend money. Harvey stresses that the ability to make the right long-term financial decisions from a young age is crucial to ensure a future without poverty, particularly as life expectancies increase.
Looking to get back into the workforce after an extended personal break? Or do you simply want to explore a new direction in your current company? If you’re 45-plus, you will need more than just your experience to get you noticed. Some companies like IKEA Switzerland are helping people transition with “returnships” while others offer more casual options where employers and job hopefuls can meet over coffee. Ana Maria Montero was at the University of St. Gallen’s recent Career Relaunch conference and found out more.
It’s far from over, says CNNMoney Switzerland Editor-in-Chief Andreas Schaffner, who thinks Credit Suisse’s spy drama could go much deeper and reach higher up before it’s over. He wraps up a busy week in the Swiss financial world on Business Update with Hannah Wise.
There were few surprises in a pivotal week for some of the world’s biggest economies, as economists dig for new clues about the months ahead. Frédéric Lelièvre says there are still questions to be answered, and he’s surprised by what’s not being addressed—particularly here in Switzerland.
The European Central Bank put its cards on the table this week, but we still may not be any closer to guessing how the Swiss National Bank and U.S. Fed will react when they have their turn next week. One thing we can expect, however: many more tweets from U.S. President Trump between now and then.
From the latest challenger bank to the first ever crypto bank, the Swiss banking landscape is changing and changing fast. Our editorial team explains why key announcements this week can only be good for Switzerland.