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The growth of family offices since 2000 has been spectacular. As younger generations become conscious of needing to reform the way the world operates, questions of fairness and equality are at the forefront. Discover how this is creating innovative opportunities to improve lives and investment returns everywhere.

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Cleaning up the real estate market

As property prices top out in Europe, an eco-rental revolution is redefining real estate.

As property prices top out in Europe, an eco-rental revolution is redefining real estate.

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The powerful women driving finance towards a fairer future

The growing influence of women is transforming financial services – for the better.

The growing influence of women is transforming financial services – for the better.

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Asia’s long and winding road to equality

Bridging the gap between rich and poor, from the Indian subcontinent to rural Thailand.

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Harnessing today’s tech to create a better tomorrow

It seems as though everyone is obsessed with the future. Future digital markets, the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), the future of work: the list goes on.

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Empathy means equality

Over 15 years ago, when my family embarked on our philanthropic journey, we set a founding principle of democratic decision-making and deep-rooted equality.

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Fairness and finesse

In the past two decades the number of family offices has exploded, doubling in number to 10,000 worldwide.

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The founder’s dilemma

For two thousand years the parable of the Prodigal Son has resonated beyond its religious context for one simple reason: families everywhere recognise the dilemma.

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The home of luxury, past, present and future

Switzerland’s reputation for excellence is the key to a prosperous future

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Style & Status: Swiss Brands Through The Ages

This interactive timeline explores some of the key economic and political landmarks in history that have allowed premium Swiss brands to thrive.

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Sustainable and innovative: modular furniture for changing lifestyles

Imagine a shelf that could water your plants if you went on holiday for a week or a desk that you could control from your smartphone.

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Diamonds For The Next Generation

Imagine a world in which scientists can grow diamonds and use them to power electric planes and satellites.

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A hotel fit for an Emperor

Three centuries and three Michelin stars on from its opening, Les Trois Rois remains the epitome of luxury hospitality

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Commuting in style

This Swiss e-bike company is revolutionising cycling, without breaking a sweat

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The International Red Cross draws on history to confront modern warfare

When a Geneva businessman published a book about caring for wounded soldiers, nobody could have predicted what was to follow

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Millennial spending power: How retailers are learning to meet the demands of a generation

Millennials are entering their prime spending years.

Millennials are entering their prime spending years.

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Innovations in the sharing economy: co-working spaces

From taxis to homes, innovation in the sharing economy shows no signs of abating.

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Fashion window shopping on the internet

Germany’s second largest online clothing retailer, ABOUT YOU, is breaking the aesthetic mould

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Unlocking cash by sharing possessions

From cameras to kayaks, the sharing economy’s potential is virtually limitless

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Key trends shaping
the future of consumption

As society shifts, businesses must do the same in order to thrive

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Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

An Era of Profound Change: the world in 2040 will be virtually unrecognisable thanks to Artificial Intelligence. But will we like what we see?

An Era of Profound Change: the world in 2040 will be virtually unrecognisable thanks to Artificial Intelligence. But will we like what we see?

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Office 3.0

In the digital era, is there really still a need to go in to the office? As robots and artificial intelligence take over mechanical tasks, is going in to the office simply a way to interact with others?

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Farming in the City

Vertical farming in the heart of a city may sound like the stuff of science fiction but the sky-high ambitions of one engineering revolutionary ...

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Wave Power: Turning The Tide On Renewable Energy

Harnessing the ocean’s awesome potential could double global electricity production at a stroke. Until now it has proved an elusive prospect ...

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Role of Cities

Urbanisation has changed the global landscape beyond recognition, exploding 200,000 years of human history in the course of two ...

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