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Launched in 1859, the Bulletin is the oldest banking magazine in the world. The award-winning magazine explores the most pressing economic, political and social questions of our time and features global thought leaders, expertise and projects that might change the world.
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This issue of Bulletin is dedicated to progress. It explores ideas and trends in 16 countries around the globe – in the economy, politics and society. One thing is clear: Progress cannot be taken for granted.
It demands curiosity, wise decisions and favorable conditions. Progress requires freedom – freedom for business, as economist Jagdish Bhagwati explains, looking at the example of India, but also the intellectual freedom that allows for creative research, as ETH President Joël Mesot points out.
"No one needs to remember my name" – Meeting with members of the Young Investors Organization (YIO).
"I feel like I am a small part of Africa" – Roger Federer on his roots.
Credit Suisse Worry Barometer 2019 – The major annual survey on the state of the nation.
"Helping the fight" – Peter Sands, former CEO of Standard Chartered, took over the helm of the Global Fund. Combatting HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is a role that he "could not refuse."
Fair, sustainable and innovative – In Dubai, Spandana Palaypu established the recruitment platform ZoEasy to provide fairer employment conditions for migrants.
Learning from Switzerland – In New York’s South Bronx, the nonprofit Here to Here is introducing a dual vocational education and training program based on the Swiss model, in an effort to provide better opportunities for young people.
"Hi, it’s Marty" – Martin Cooper, the inventor of the mobile phone, explains how he came up with a device now owned by two-thirds of the world's population.
"There is no planet B" – Javier Goyeneche and his company Ecoalf make stylish clothing from recycled plastic. Could sustainable fashion become mainstream?
In the consumer capital of tomorrow – Shopping in Beijing with a young woman from China's emerging middle class. The consumer behavior of these 400 million people will fundamentally change global commerce.
"I think we're going into a great unknown, uncharted moment in world history." – Fareed Zakaria, geostrategist, journalist and bestselling author, says that we find ourselves in a post-American world order.
"We translate uncertainties into calculable risks and manage them in that way." – Joachim Oechslin, Senior Advisor – Risk Management, on the challenges that volatile markets pose for risk analysis and management.
"It's extremely important to make consumers aware of the value of media products." – Miriam Meckel, founding publisher of ada magazine and professor of communication management at the University of St. Gallen, on the future of media and journalism.