Carbon emissions trading to ratchet up with new “rule book,” says IETACarbon emissions trading to ratchet up with new “rule book,” says IETACarbon emissions trading to ratchet up with new “rule book,” says IETA
Trading systems to cut CO2 emissions and fight climate change have increased since the 2015 Paris deal. While a new “rule book” is underway, the International Emissions Trading Association says carbon trading could turn into a top asset class but requires a great deal of political commitment.
Ana Maria Montero
IBM and Medgate creating chatbot to help diagnose your aches and pains
Artificial intelligence is being used to connect patients with treatment, a development made possible by Europe’s largest telemedicine provider and IBM’s research lab in Rüschlikon. According to Andy Fischer, CEO of Medgate, this type of automation is vital to keeping health care costs down.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: A wrap-up of the week’s top financial stories
This week: The political and economic impact of the U.S. midterm elections, a fall from grace for Swiss asset manager GAM, and how Swiss businesses are cashing in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Joel Espi
Startups: Does Switzerland lack risk takers?
During the 2018 edition of MassChallenge, an accelerator program for early-stage startups, fledging Swiss startups were rewarded for their innovative ideas. But now that it’s over, who will fund their continued growth?
Martina Fuchs
The shopping event Swiss retailers and consumers can’t ignore
Chinese shoppers account for 30 to 40 percent of online luxury goods purchases. Richemont has joined forces with e-commerce giant Alibaba, and the 11.11 Singles Day sale will be the first test. Jeffrey Towson, an Alibaba influencer, takes us behind the scenes of the world’s biggest shopping day.
Olivia Chang
How much does a presidential suite cost in Switzerland?
We took a tour inside Park Hyatt Zurich’s presidential suite to see how much everything costs, from the minibar to the toiletries to the flowers.
Ana Maria Montero
What Global Digital Women and Amazon Germany teamed up to do together
Tijen Onaran is on mission to highlight the role women are playing in everything from AI to blockchain. She is the founder of Global Digital Women, which is teaming up with Amazon Germany for projects including Female Entrepreneur of the Future in 2019.
Olivia Chang
What is the WTO?
The World Trade Organization was created in 1995 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know about the organization.
Hannah Wise
Dectris founder: “You need to take some risks in life”
Christian Brönnimann was a researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute before founding Dectris, his own company. The cameras have been selling so well, the company hasn’t needed any outside investors to finance growth.
Hannah Wise
Business Update: A wrap-up of the week’s top financial stories
Markets are still volatile, tech is back in the spotlight for a second week, and Swiss banks are making headlines. All this, plus Bitcoin is celebrating its tenth birthday.
Martina Fuchs
Who’s winning the “race for clean air”?
Swiss TPH’s Nino Künzli says cities like Los Angeles have turned it around. But he warns that any improvements shouldn’t result in developing nations being used as pollution dumping grounds, arguing “the dirty production is done in places where we don’t have regulations.”
Hannah Wise
Swiss business gives us food for thought
Its aim is to change the way we eat lunch. Now as winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, Felfel says that Swiss businesses even tout its iconic fridge as a perk when trying to lure new talent. Hannah Wise met the team who says it’s saving us from dull lunchtimes.
Olivia Chang
Switzerland’s Crypto Finance Conference hopes to expand to Tokyo in 2019
The Swiss brothers behind the Crypto Finance Conference have told CNNMoney Switzerland that the event hopes to expand to Tokyo in 2019. Nicolo and Andrea-Franco Stöhr say it comes after the success of their conference in St. Moritz and more recently in California.
Martina Fuchs
What’s the next “hot thing” in impact investing?
The tech investment firm Yova has a different approach to the growing trend of impact investing: taking humans out of the equation when building portfolios. The firm’s CEO, Tillmann Lang, says that automating the process means lower fees for investors. But can the returns justify the means?
Eléonore Payró
How to finance a start-up with an ICO
Producing ultra-pure diamonds grown in a lab. That’s the core concept behind the EPFL spin-off LakeDiamond. Now the founders have figured out an innovative way of financing the next steps without losing control over their company.

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