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health and environment Pesticide companies ‘seriously deficient’ on human rights, says UN toxics expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics believes pesticide companies and the Swiss government should do more to phase out hazardous chemicals.

mental health Why burnout is such a controversial issue in Switzerland

Burnout is still poorly understood, despite a new classification by world health authorities. How is Switzerland coming to terms with the syndrome?

explainer How can a drug cost $2.1 million?

US authorities have approved a $2.1 million gene therapy, making it the most expensive drug ever. Can such a price tag be justified?

World Health Organization WHO adopts watered-down resolution on drug transparency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a resolution to improve transparency on drug prices but some people say it doesn't go far enough.

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World Health Assembly Push for drug pricing transparency strikes a nerve with industry

The 72nd World Health Assembly opens on Monday, but a draft resolution to end secrecy around drug pricing has already struck a nerve.

Labour market Non-EU graduates struggle with Swiss job access

Complicated rules and immigration laws present obstacles for graduates of Swiss schools from outside the EU or EFTA. Will a legal change help?

Big data Your employer might be watching you. Should you care?

The new wave of workplace data analytics is raising tough questions in Switzerland with its strong culture of trust and privacy.

Talent bottleneck Switzerland losing attractiveness for multinationals

Once the ideal destination for multinationals to set up shop, Switzerland is being outpaced by other European hubs like the Netherlands. 

Stockpiling Swiss companies make contingency plans amid Brexit uncertainty

As the Brexit saga continues, Swiss companies are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

International Women's Day Mothers face double-edged sword in Swiss workplace culture

More women in Switzerland are calling for an end to a stigma on mothers in the workplace that is holding their careers and the country back.

Working at a multinational Inside IKEA: a furniture store on a social mission

IKEA has a long and rich history in Switzerland and now it is trying to rally other companies in the country around gender equality. Will they listen?

WEF19 WEF in 60 seconds: Day 4

Jessica Davis Plüss and Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard are reporting from Davos in eastern Switzerland on the big issues and mood at the WEF 2019 ...

WEF19 - Future of Health The pharma holy grail: drugs for you, designed by you

In the age of sensors, wearables, and artificial intelligence (AI), almost everything can be customised for the individual.

WEF19 Dr. Genya Dana on precision medicine

Dr. Genya Dana of the WEF Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco talks about how Big Data is advancing precision medicine.

WEF19 WEF in 60 seconds: Day 3

Jessica Davis Plüss and Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard are reporting from Davos in eastern Switzerland on the big issues and mood at the WEF.

WEF19 Are companies and consumers ready to shun plastic?

The massive amount of plastic pollution has ignited public concern as well as debate in Davos, but the real work is still to come.

WEF19 Closing the gender gap: a Swiss view at WEF

IKEA Switzerland CEO Simona Scarpaleggia says what it will take for the global gathering in Davos to achieve a 50-50 gender balance.

WEF19 WEF in 60 seconds: Day 1

Jessica Davis Plüss and Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard are reporting from Davos on the big issues and mood at the WEF 2019 annual meeting.

WEF19 Who’s in the WEF in-crowd?

Making it on the participants list at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting is no easy feat. Who made the cut this year?

WEF 2019 Interview with Syngenta CEO, Erik Fyrwald

Erik Fyrwald, CEO of Swiss-based Syngenta, sat down with swissinfo.ch ahead of WEF 2019 to share his views on the future of food.

WEF19 WEF 2019: Where global interdependence goes from here

Global cooperation in an era of technological disruption will top this year's World Economic Forum agenda. What does it mean for Swiss companies?

Working at a multinational Inside Philip Morris International: On a mission to convince the skeptics

What is it like to work inside the world's largest tobacco company as it tries to radically reinvent itself?

Working at a multinational Inside Syngenta: Behind the complicated image

Swiss-based Syngenta is one of the largest agribusiness companies in the world. What's it like to work there?

Big Business Switzerland’s love affair with multinationals

Switzerland is home to some of the largest global companies. But what value do they bring to the Swiss economy and society?

International Women’s Day Swiss women have come a long way, but still face discrimination

Switzerland has been swept up in the grassroots ‘#MeToo’ movement and the growing dissatisfaction among women with the status quo.

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