[Branded Content] The root cause of and the measures to close the knowledge gap around ESG are discussed by Vontobel Sustainable Investing Specialists, Thomas Trsan and Lukas Münstermann and Falko Paetzold from the University of Zurich in a roundtable at CNNMoney Switzerland.
Switzerland’s Federal Council has been elected today. The Green Party was not able to win a seat and therefore all members are the same as before the election. Sound confusing? Tanya König breaks it all down.
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.