Vontobel Impact

What are the issues that society is concerned about today? And tomorrow? These are the same themes that we are concerned about at Vontobel. "Impact" gives socially engaged personalities from the worlds of society, science and politics a platform to share their opinions. With their expert knowledge, they illuminate the challenges of our time from new, revealing perspectives, and their opinions underscore our willingness and curiosity to listen to others and learn from them.

 

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Should you smash Facebook and Google?

Back in March when Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful, promised to break up Big Tech if elected to the White House, the idea seemed fringe and fanciful. In July, however, things got real – the US Department of Justice opened a wide-ranging antitrust review of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, following similar moves by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Congress.

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Should we only work four days a week?

The history of working hours is the history of the unions. It is thanks to them that in most industrial nations, only a maximum of eight hours is worked on five days a week. But is even this too much? A discussion of the pros and cons

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China's social scoring system is now affecting companies too

In a report released in August, Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union's Chamber of Commerce, said that China's Social Credit System (SCS) could "make life or death decisions for foreign companies in China". The report, commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and written by Sinolytics, a European consulting firm specializing in China, provides grim prospects.

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USA vs. China: A white paper on the “digitization” power poker

Who will be the new superpower in the digital age? The race is in full swing: technologically, economically, but also militarily. The US sees itself challenged by China in this arena. All the more reason why investors should keep an eye on and analyze the situation. Read our white paper on this topic, written by Vontobel together with experts from the American think tank Eurasia Group, known for its geopolitical analyses.

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Write the world anew!

What can digital society learn from the younger generations? Ali Mahlodji is the EU Youth Commissioner, and as a business consultant, is fighting for a better understanding between the generations in these times of digital transformation.

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Updates

Johann Schneider-Ammann at the Vontobel Impact event

Already during his time as Federal Councillor, Johann Schneider-Ammann stepped up to address the country’s innovation gap. In the wake of the Bitcoin and blockchain hype, he declared that the digitization of Switzerland was a top priority. He emphasized the urgency of this issue at the Vontobel Impact event on July 1, 2019 which addressed the theme "A Europe of Regions – Model for the Future?"

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Sigmar Gabriel at the Vontobel Impact Event

On July 1, 2019, the first Vontobel Impact Event took place in eastern Switzerland, addressing the theme: "A Europe of Regions - Model for the Future?" Following the event, the former German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel did not hesitate to appeal to the conscience of Europe.

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Education 4.0

Dr. Elisabeth Denison is Partner and Director of Strategy of Deloitte Germany. She is responsible for the company’s strategic positioning and for its development within the context of globalization and digitization. In this video interview, she explains what future challenges employees and companies will face when it comes to education.

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Back to the future

Magnus Lindkvist is one of the most important trend researchers of our time. In this Vontobel video interview, the Swedish futurologist explains which jobs will change in the future, which are guaranteed to remain, and why many people yearn for a little more slowness.

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Not all cancer is the same

Dr. Friedrich von Bohlen und Halbach is the CEO of Molecular Health, a biotech company that is championing the fight against cancer through the precise analysis of genetic data. In our video interview he explains exactly how this works.

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Smart Cities

The city of tomorrow saves energy: traffic lights operated by solar energy, high-rise buildings cooled by the wind, emission-free city centers.

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