As CEO of Ikea Switzerland, Simona Scarpaleggia practices what she preaches. Having closed the pay and gender gaps at her company, she challenges other managers to do the same, calling it a win-win for both business and morale. She also urges women to be open about their ambitions and unafraid to be changemakers.
IFRC chief condemns fraud and abuse in aid sector
Elhadj As Sy, the secretary general of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, says there was no excuse for abuses committed within international humanitarian groups. CNNMoney Switzerland’s Martina Fuchs asks him about millions of dollars of donations that went missing during the organization’s relief efforts in West Africa in response to the Ebola epidemic and in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Tiger 21: the club that acts like a personal board of directors
Switzerland remains the world’s largest offshore banking center, so it’s hardly surprising that Tiger 21, an exclusive membership network for the wealthy, is gaining in popularity here. In our Newsmaker interview, the chairman of Tiger 21, Eric Sarasin, tells us more about the organization.
Business at its top on the Jungfraujoch
Jungfrau Railways: good for both tourists and investors. CEO Urs Kessler tells Ana Maria Montero both the highs and lows of leading the tourism and rail company to the top of Europe.
Swissmem welcomes upturn in orders, sales and exports
An upward trend in orders and sales is providing a welcome boost for the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries. Swissmem, which represents those sectors, saw new orders rise by 7.5% in 2017 and exports go up by 5.5%. Nearly half of the companies that consititute these industries, however, reported unsatisfactory earnings. Swissmem president Hans Hess explains the state of the industry to CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne.
Better governance needed during commodities booms, says UNCTAD chief
Mukhisa Kituyi, the secretary general of UNCTAD tells Martina Fuchs that responsible leadership is the basis of modern economies. The head of the Geneva-based trade organization also says that commodities booms „often enhance vulnerabilities“ in developing countries. He also talks about his organization’s sustainable stock exchange initiative, which the Swiss stock exhange has not yet adhered to.