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  1. Understanding the legacy of Covid-19

    From education to social interactions and even the way businesses are run, the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought long-term changes on how communities are organized. Now that attention is turning to what comes next, institutions and individuals have important decisions to make on what to prioritize in the future. 

  2. Shots in the arm: Covid-19 and technology are democratizing global healthcare

    The pandemic has created unprecedented societal and economic challenges and, with them, unprecedented opportunities. In healthcare, searches for ‘Doctor near me’ declined by 60% worldwide even as online consultations rose by 350% at the peak of the pandemic. How is technology disrupting and revolutionizing traditional healthcare and which trends will pick up pace in a post-pandemic world?

  3. Net-zero emissions: Not just a bunch of hot air

    Decarbonizing the global economy is an urgent necessity if climate change targets are to be met. According to estimates, to meet the Paris Agreement’s warming target, global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector will need to fall by more than 70% by 2040, even as electricity generation grows by 46%. Despite the challenges this bold ambition presents, the case for optimism is tangible. What will it take to achieve the great energy transition?

  4. Sustainable investing: An emerging collective conscience

    In the past few decades, nations across Asia have achieved remarkable economic progress but social and environmental issues persist. Insufficient access to healthcare and education, widening income inequality, and recurrent climate disasters continue to affect millions of people across the region. Investors can help tackle these challenges by focusing on ESG investing, and demand is growing for ESG-aligned portfolios. But is it possible to enhance risk-adjusted returns and build portfolio value in the long term through sustainable investing? Is it a fleeting trend, or is it here to stay?

  5. Food security: Getting to the meat of the matter

    Food security: Getting to the meat of the matter

    With the global population forecast to top 9.6 billion by 2050, the biggest long-term challenge facing the world today is how to sustainably feed the planet’s dramatically increasing population, especially for the poorest and at a time when environmental issues are challenging established agricultural methods. How can sustainable technologies meet this challenge head on?

  6. COVID-19 shakes up the emerging consumer landscape while the vaccine news boosts optimism

    COVID-19 shakes up the emerging consumer landscape while the vaccine news boosts optimism

    The pandemic triggered and accelerated a number of changes in consumer behavior. With many activities on hold due to restrictions and safety measures, consumers recreated their life online. What is more, the extraordinary circumstances made people spend less and differently. Will the COVID-19 vaccine reverse these trends?

  7. Credit Suisse and University of St.Gallen strengthen research and teaching

    Credit Suisse is entering into a new partnership with the University of St.Gallen (HSG) with the aim of strengthening research and teaching through the development of expertise at the interfaces between finance, management, and law. As part of this partnership, Credit Suisse is contributing CHF 20 million over the next 10 years to the promotion of education and research, while at the same time – in its capacity as founding and strategic partner – facilitating the establishment of the HSG Center for Financial Services Innovation, which will include the creation of several professorships.

  8. Disruption Accelerated: Is it realistic to attain both Alpha and Sustainable Growth?

    Disruption Accelerated: Is it realistic to attain both Alpha and Sustainable Growth?

    After more than a year of Covid-19, the world is learning to adapt to its disruptive influence. With an economic recovery now underway, it is time to look ahead to a future that will inevitably be shaped by the trends initiated - and accelerated - by the pandemic.

  9. Global CIO video: "The yield move has been orderly and appropriate"

    Global CIO video: "The yield move has been orderly and appropriate"

    In the USA, rapid progress with vaccinations and substantial additional fiscal stimulus has led to a sharply improved growth outlook, lifting government bond yields there as well as globally.

  10. Why consider investing in emerging markets?

    Why consider investing in emerging markets?

    Markets were hit hard by the pandemic in early 2020. A second wave emerged later in the year, continuing into 2021. Now that the pandemic has challenged the role of the US and other developed markets (DMs) as safe havens, we dig into what emerging markets (EMs) offer to portfolio investors.