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  1. Sustainable fashion: Your personal consumer footprint

    Global in nature, the fashion industry has high levels of carbon emissions, water and pesticide use, and is associated with social and labor-related issues. With nearly every person on the planet contributing to this industry, improved consumer behavior would undeniably help reduce its overall environmental footprint.

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    Entrepreneurial gender gap – funding is still a struggle

    One of the key barriers that female entrepreneurs face when developing their businesses is a lack of access to venture capital or funding. 

  3. The pandemic is no longer the sole worry

    The pandemic is no longer the sole worry

    For the second time in a row, the Swiss have named the coronavirus pandemic as their main worry but, in almost the same breath, they now also name climate change and retirement provision.

  4. Housing costs weigh on low-income populations

    Housing costs weigh on low-income populations

    Housing costs are a perennial issue. However, that worry about rising rents is increasing now in particular requires an explanation and steers the discussion towards the importance of housing and the different problems depending on the income class.

  5. Living environments in Switzerland

    Living environments in Switzerland

    The city/country divide, the generational gap, or differences between the language regions are occasionally heavily discussed in politics and the media. Solidarity and similarities, however, are also reflected by the electorate.

  6. "Switzerland can play a role as geopolitical mediator"

    "Switzerland can play a role as geopolitical mediator"

    He wishes for a positive dialogue with the EU and believes in Switzerland's opportunity to be an "honest broker." However, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, has a competent and pithy opinion on all the main worries of the Swiss.

  7. Life in the face of uncertainty

    Life in the face of uncertainty

    The coronavirus pandemic demonstrates Switzerland's resilience in times of crisis to voters. The Swiss do indeed closely observe the actions of the political world, the economy, and the media in these uncertain times, see room for improvement, and think carefully when it comes to expressing trust. However, few are those plagued by existential worries.

  8. ESG investing: What is it and what are the trends to watch?

    ESG investing: What is it and what are the trends to watch?

    Investors can invest sustainably in a number of different ways. The sustainable investing spectrum allows investors to build a portfolio based on their personal values, risk appetite and financial goals.

  9. COVID-19 crisis impact: More gender equality in the workplace

    COVID-19 crisis impact: More gender equality in the workplace

    The pandemic accelerated the shift to remote and flexible working which may prove to be a meaningful catalyst for higher female labor market participation rates – at least in some professions – provided this new way of working becomes less stigmatized and more popular for all.

  10. When emissions turn personal: How many trees are needed to offset your carbon footprint?

    When emissions turn personal: How many trees are needed to offset your carbon footprint?

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to fall by 50% between 2020-2030 and reach 'net zero' by 2050 in order to meet targets set under the 2015 Paris Agreementi. The global debate that surrounds climate change typically focuses on governments and companies, overlooking the ultimate driver of emissions: the consumer.