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29.6.2018

Diverting flows

Illicit financial flows are conducive to social inequality and undermine sustainable development. Switzerland's centre-right political movements have long ignored this fact. Two new legal studies now reveal the need for comprehensive action.

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4.6.2018

The academic world must take action for more responsible, sustainable finance

Once a niche market, sustainable finance is now expanding and accelerating, yet too few universities have committed their finance programmes to these issues. The time has come for change.
Online article
22.2.2018

Nature’s Worth: Using Human Markets to Value Ecosystems’ Contributions - Metropolitics

Mattijs van Maasakkers' The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States: The Challenge of Trading Places pulls readers into
Online article
14.11.2017

Paradise Papers : légal mais scandaleux !

Depuis début novembre, les Paradise Papers livrent chaque jour leurs révélations sur les plans d’optimisation fiscale agressifs de multinationales et milliardaires. Contrairement aux scandales révélés par les Panama Papers il y a deux ans, ces plans...

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5.10.2017

Kartell von Profiteuren

Im Rohstoffhandel sind intransparente Strukturen zementiert. Diese aufzubrechen, sei schwierig, sagt Bernhard Klinzing vom Frankfurter Börsenbrief. Denn «niemand beißt die Hand, die ihn füttert».
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5.10.2017

Kurz erklärt: Was sind eigentlich Spekulationsblasen?

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15.5.2013

Tax Havens 101: the high cost of going offshore

What are offshore tax havens, who uses them, and how do they work?

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13.6.2018

Commodities : Switzerland’s most dangerous business / Berne Declaration (ed.)

Today marks the release of the controversial book "Commodities: Switzerland's Most Dangerous Business". The fact-filled and groundbreaking analysis of the industry, as powerful as it is unknown, shows why resource-rich developing countries remain poor while Switzerland-based commodity companies...
Electronic document
11.4.2018

Climate Finance Shadow Report 2016 / Tracy Carty, Jan Kowalzig, Annaka Peterson

International climate finance is vital in the global effort to combat climate change. It offers a lifeline to the world's poorest countries and communities that are struggling to cope with a changing climate, and provides crucial support to help them develop in a low carbon way. [Summary]
Electronic document
20.3.2018

Geld in Bewegung : warum Heimatüberweisungen billiger, sicherer und schneller werden müssen / Pedro Morazán, Jannik Krone ; Südwind

Noch nie lebten so viele Menschen auf der Welt ausserhalb des Landes, in dem sie geboren sind. Mehr als 250 Mio. Menschen weltweit sind MigrantInnen. Und sie alle lassen Familienangehörige und Freunde zurück, wenn sie ihre Heimat verlassen. Durch regelmäßige Geldtransfers in ihre Heimat...

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Political article
29.6.2018

Diverting flows

Illicit financial flows are conducive to social inequality and undermine sustainable development. Switzerland's centre-right political movements have long ignored this fact. Two new legal studies now reveal the need for comprehensive action.
Press release
23.4.2018

Climate stress test for the Swiss financial centre

The Swiss National Bank’s investments contribute to a catastrophic temperature rise of 4-6 degrees. On the occasion of the General Assembly on 27 April, the Climate Alliance calls for a climate stress test and publishes concrete recommendations.
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5.4.2018

Saving for those back home

Migrants' remittances hit a new record in 2014. Some USD 600 billion were transferred to home countries worldwide. Yet the data situation is unclear and the discussion on development benefits complex.

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