Continued international migration is inevitable and will lead to greater multiculturalism, says Ambassador William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organization for Migration. The former US ambassador and head of UN peacekeeping operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo tells CNNMoney Switzerland's Martina Fuchs that the public often fails to recognize the economic contributions of migrants to the global economy. Erroneous stereotypes need to be overcome through education and the dissemination of accurate data, the outgoing chief of the Geneva-based organization affirms.
Laurent Freixe, head of Zone Americas at Nestlé, argues that it’s not enough to focus on big, global issues like, for example, climate change. Creating jobs for young people is just as vital—and he has a plan. We sat down with him in Vevey as part of our special HR series with Universum.
Irene Natividad is the driving force behind the Global Summit of Women. The business and economic forum first launched in 1990 and now it is coming to Basel, Switzerland in 2019. A self-proclaimed “quota girl,” Natividad explains why, love them or loath them, gender quotas work.
Best-selling author and economist Jeremy Rifkin sees Switzerland as “ideally suited” for our digital era. With the economy undergoing a fundamental transformation, regional powers will play an increasingly important role in building up the infrastructure needed for the Third Industrial Revolution.
Think you need to be a millionaire to build a company? Think twice. Here’s Narayana Murthy, founder of Indian software giant Infosys, who shows you how you can turn a USD 250 loan from your wife into a global IT behemoth.
Eva Presenhuber is one of most influential art dealers in the world. She owns galleries in both Zurich and New York and has also been in the selection committee of Art Basel. She tells us what it takes to make it into the prestigious fair and how to stay relevant in the ever-changing art market.
Ex-Australian Prime Minister and China expert Kevin Rudd thinks trumpeting the arrival of a new Cold War between the world’s two economic superpowers is overblown: “There has been a sea change in the U.S. view of China,” but the world has not yet reached “one minute to midnight.”
MCH Group has concluded a deal with hotels to end minimum stay requirements and cap prices during Baselworld. The cost of exhibiting at the struggling trade fair is also being reviewed. Interim CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard says the aim is to “offer more and keep the costs where they are, maybe even reduce them.”
With Switzerland’s aging population and the ever-increasing pressure on pension funds, our Newsmaker explores the potential for crypto investments. Willi Thurnherr, the CEO of Aon Retirement Switzerland, tells Hannah Wise that pensions are far from boring.
Chocolatier Camille Bloch is a third-generation family business—and the only family-run chocolate company in Switzerland. Hannah Wise sits down with CEO Daniel Bloch to discuss the pressures of succession.
Avaloq founder Francisco Fernandez is chasing down his dreams of owning a B2C business by launching Formula V, a virtual form of Formula-level driving. Here he tells us more about his plan and why he likes to create companies.
It’s been one of the most successful IPOs in the world so far this year. But Sensirion CEO Marc von Waldkirch says he’s glad it’s over. Hannah Wise caught up with him to find out what’s next for the Swiss company and for the CEO who says his door is always open.
Wealthy countries like Switzerland have shown that they can develop economically “without polluting [their] environment,” says Maria Neira, WHO’s head of public health. Like smoking, people needed to know about the health risks of breathing air that isn’t clean, argues Neira.
The former PM of Liechtenstein Mario Frick thinks Swiss banks will start doing business with blockchain firms by second half of 2019. Currently, these types of companies struggle to open bank accounts. Bank Frick is already offering these services and has seen a huge rise in blockchain clients.