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Making e-mobility sustainable

With climate change undeniable and new CO2 emissions restrictions, lower carbon transportation is necessary.

Wealth inequality. A call for accelerating economic progress.

Wealth inequality is a pressing and widely debated issue. The rapid growth in wealth in emerging countries since 2000 is resulting in a narrowing gap in global wealth. Communities in emerging countries are calling for even faster economic and social progress to catch up with the wealthier countries.

Water scarcity. A new report by Credit Suisse.

There's plenty of water on Earth. Indeed, it covers 70% of the surface. The problem is, not much of it is useable. Freshwater – safe for us – accounts for as little as 3% of the entire world's water. With demand still growing, governments and the private sector need to act.

Stronger together. What we can learn from successful families.

Families are the smallest entity in society. Within this social microcosm, the basics of communication and issue resolution are both taught and learnt. Generations not only confront each other but also progress together toward common family goals, providing a global blueprint to long-term success.

What is the retirement age of the future?

Increased longevity, declining birth rates and lower financial returns for pension funds are all putting pressure on pension systems. Is a work free retirement period in your 60s and beyond a thing of the past? The recent Credit Suisse report Rethinking Retirement delves deeper.

Global CIO House View January 2020

The year 2019 was very positive for investors, with many equity indices ending at record highs. Yet, the new year brought sobering news: US-Iran tensions escalated, bringing geopolitical risk back to the fore. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

Global banks to pause on interest rate movements

Key central banks are generally expected to pause interest rate movements over the coming months after a surprisingly active 2019 that saw interest-rate cuts in the US, Europe, and many central banks in Asia. "The very relaxed monetary policy around the world, especially in the US and Europe, has left policymakers with very little room for maneuver," says Credit Suisse economist Maxime Botteron in the podcast. However, the central banks and their policies should not be ignored either. The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are currently reviewing their strategies. Meanwhile, a 2019 report from the Swiss National Bank highlights the large, income-generating balance sheets that were built up in the past decade.



Tech companies transforming the way we live

Entrepreneurs are driven by a desire to make a difference. In doing so many are developing technology that can transform the way we live. How do investors find these groundbreaking companies?

"Don't delegate your own responsibilities."

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jobst Wagner worries about the Swiss economy and civil society. That's why he's rewarding smart ideas for Switzerland's future.

Switzerland's doing fine

The Swiss rate their national and personal economic situation positively.
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