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  1. Garbage: What a waste!

    Population growth, urbanization and increased consumerism have supported long-term growth in waste volumes generated by society. Solid waste management affects everybody of us in the world, as individuals managing our own waste or governments that are providing waste management services to the society.

  2. Sustainable China

    Over the past decades, China has followed a path of growth and development unparalleled in human history – lifting untold millions out of poverty and creating a dynamic modern economy. And the country has set its sights on an even more ambitious future. Issues such as environmental stewardship, transparency, and labor rights have not always been a high priority.

  3. Urbanization

    In the coming years, the world’s population will exceed the eight billion mark. Switzerland is growing too: an estimated ten million people will be living here in 20 years, many of whom will be drawn to urban areas. How can cities continue to be livable? Urban planners have no shortage of solutions.

  4. corporate bonds

    Contingent convertible bonds – better than bank equity?

    Fixed income portfolio managers Roger Wyss and Harald Kloos explain how contingent convertible bonds have evolved as an asset class and why they offer an attractive investment opportunity in the current environment.

  5. Family bonus

    Family firms are more successful on average. When times are good, they are more profitable; when times are bad, they use a more defensive strategy. The difference on the stock market is measured by “alpha”. Investors would do well to take a closer look.

  6. Strategic asset allocation in a post-pandemic world

    In this article, I would like to highlight the areas that investors should focus on when considering their long-term investment plans1; suggest a few solutions, taking into account different risk and return expectations; and, lastly, propose a cost-effective solution for implementing this kind of strategy.

  7. DLT applications for the business world

    DLT applications for the business world

    Credit Suisse Asset Management commissioned students at the University of Basel to develop solution approaches to simplifying Know Your Customer procedures. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) experts and representatives of the business community were deeply impressed by their work.

  8. Located among the vineyards of Ticino, the senior citizens’ residence Al Vigneto features apartments and care rooms that are tailored to the specific needs of older people.

    Buildings and health: Designs for well-being

    The way spaces are designed affects our well-being. This is the basis of the notion of “healing architecture”, which involves designing buildings with a focus on well-being in an effort to create a positive influence on the health of those who reside in them.

  9. Finding the next unicorn

    Finding the next unicorn

    A Thematic Private Market Equity approach enables investors to gain access to growth businesses before they go public.

  10. Growing demand for specialty real estate

    Trends such as digitalization and e-commerce are progressively changing the opportunities that are available for investing in real estate abroad – in particular in specialty real estate. Investors can engage in this trend through indirect real estate investments.