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Mobilizing private wealth for public good

Mobilizing private wealth for public good

In its white paper for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, UBS unveils a blueprint for channeling private wealth towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - one aspect of the WEF’s Annual Meeting theme "responsive and responsible leadership".

Global Real Estate Bubble Index

The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index is designed to track the risk of housing bubbles in global financial centers. Toronto tops our list in 2017.

Women as a force for economic change

Women as a force for economic change

While the world struggles to find new sources of growth, one solution to revive sputtering economies requires neither drilling nor innovation and could add up to USD 12 trillion to the global economy within a decade.

Gender-Lens Wealth

Gender-Lens Wealth

Achieving gender equality and female empowerment is one of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Yet, according to a recent World Economic Forum report, basic global gender gaps could take 83 years to close. What can investors do?

How wealthy are you?

How wealthy are you?

Lily Cole explores the merits of social altruism and free labour in the millennial age, using her Impossible.com social network as an example of a commerce-free online community based around free services and advice.
 

Prosperity beyond oil

Prosperity beyond oil

The Middle East has experienced rapid growth and wealth creation in recent decades due to energy exports. While the region has navigated the cyclical ups and downs of energy prices in the past, never before has the supremacy of crude oil as the world’s main energy source been as challenged as today.

The end of progress?

The end of progress?

Throughout time, we have used progress as a marker of success. But with rapid disruption in politics and markets worldwide, are we accelerating towards the beginning of the end?

The Century Club

The Century Club

In this first global issue of UBS Investor Watch – and the largest survey of wealthy investors in the world – we explore the interplay among wealth, health and longevity. Nearly 5,000 investors in Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, the U.S., U.K. and UAE shared their views with us. This included over 400 in Germany.

Time and tide wait for no economist

Time and tide wait for no economist

Time is a finite resource - how can we distribute it fairly?

I lost my job to a robot

I lost my job to a robot

Will our livelihoods be threatened by unchecked AI? Or will it unlock the time to pursue personal development? Dr Danushka Bollegala examines automation in the workplace.

Digital distraction

Digital distraction

Humanity is on the cusp of a technological revolution that will help it to win the fight against the forces of digital distraction that are robbing us of our most precious commodity – time.

The Millionaire Castaway Who Lives Off The Clock

The millionaire castaway who lives off the clock

What is it like surviving solo on a remote island? Meet David Glasheen, the retired businessman taking time out.

The fourth industrial revolution

The fourth industrial revolution

Humanity's impact and influence on our planet is undeniable.

The quest for eternal life: Right or wrong?

The quest for eternal life: Right or wrong?

Silicon Valley is on a quest to transform us into super-humans. But are we ready to live forever?


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