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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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6.4.2017

Swiss banks bankrolling illegal deforestation in Africa and East Asia

A recent report has exposed links between Swiss banks and some of the world’s largest palm oil plantation companies. Earthsight has reviewed the findings and shown that most of these firms have been involved in illegal deforestation.
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3.10.2016

Mongolia asks IMF for rescue loan

By turning to the International Monetary Fund, the country staves off a slide into greater dependence on China

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26.4.2016

Entwicklungsbanken : Geld mit Nebenwirkungen / Rolf Obertreis... [et al.]

Für Entwicklung braucht man Kapital. Es wird benötigt, um Straßen, Staudämme und Kraftwerke zu bauen, aber auch um ein Rentensystem zu schaffen, junge Firmen zu fördern und Mikrokredite auszugeben. All das finanzieren Entwicklungsbanken. Und nicht selten sind ihre Projekte umstritten oder von...
Article
22.12.2015

Bürgerengagement in China : Zivilgesellschaft auf dem Prüfstand / Nora Sausmikat... [et al.]

Auch in China setzen sich Menschen für die Entstehung
einer Zivilgesellschaft ein. Ein erster Schritt ist die Gründung von Interessenorganisationen und NGOs. NGOs in China sind durchaus in vielen Bereichen einflussreich, auch wenn die Bedingungen für sie schwierig sind – und gegenwärtig immer...
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26.6.2012

Cooperatives : focus / Hans Jürgen Rösner... [et al.]

The cooperative model has been sidelined for many years now in development cooperation – for various reasons: On the one hand, cooperatives have been completely overestimated as an instrument and were expected to solve a whole bunch of problems at one stroke. On the other hand, they were long...

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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.
Article as analysis
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.
Article as analysis
10.7.2016

Banking secrecy undead

Automatic financial account information exchange is reserved for a club of rich countries. Tax evaders from poor countries will still be able to conceal their money in Swiss accounts in the future.

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