„Companies have accepted that the rules will change,“ says Christoph Schaerer of PwC
The digital economy has led to new tax debates, with the E.U. now considering rules to ensure that “digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way.” According to Christoph Schaerer of PwC, companies are aware that tax rules are set to change.
How this company is „greening“ plastic
Turning non-recyclable plastic waste back into diesel has drawn investors, including oil companies, to back GRT Group. The Vaud-based firm’s CEO, Luca Dal Fabbro, explains to CNNMoney Switzerland that the process, which is CO2 negative, makes business sense due to the massive scope of the plastic pollution problem. According to the MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 the Earth’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.
The Swiss sailor fighting plastic pollution
Every year, ten million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean – the equivalent of 16 shopping bags for every meter of coastline, excluding the Antarctic. After sailing solo through the Northern Passage on a beach catamaran, Swiss adventurer Yvan Bourgnon is now set on combatting this global environmental problem. He tells Paula Dupraz-Dobias about The Sea Cleaners foundation and their plan to build a ship that will remove garbage from the ocean, while building awareness among populations.
Director of CEPS: Philanthropy not always altruistic
„There is always a mix of altruistic and more personal interest,“ says Georg von Schnurbein, director of the Center for Philanthropy Studies at the University of Basel. Beyond this, he believes that people also give to make themselves feel good, referring to the „warm-glow“ effect or „helper’s high.“
How to be digitally healthy
Forget traditional gyms. Nowadays, people are also working up a sweat with fitness apps and wearable devices like Fitbit. But has Switzerland jumped on the bandwagon yet? Peter Ohnemus, founder of dacadoo, and Alfred Angerer, professor of health management, give Martina Fuchs their take on staying healthy online.
The „pope“ of Swiss fitness Werner Kieser on staying in shape
He’s known as a fitness guru and gym pioneer in Switzerland. Werner Kieser, the founder of Kieser Training, talks to Martina Fuchs about the future of traditional gyms here and shares his views on digital fitness apps like Fitbit, MyFitness Pal, and Runtastic.
Stelter: „We can’t expect Facebook to police itself“
CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter analyzes the second day of Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing before Congress. The Facebook CEO might come out stronger after this encounter, according to Stelter. But future regulations on Facebook will likely come from politicians, not from the company itself.
Fanti: „Switzerland is not doing enough for data protection“
Swiss lawyer and social media specialist Sébastien Fanti chose to become a Facebook shareholder. His message: Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.
Switzerland an attractive IPO market
Adam Kostyál, head of EMEA listings at Nasdaq, explains the differing rules between exchanges and the reasons some industries choose to list elsewhere.