The McKinsey Week in Charts

The ship has sailed but many US shoppers won’t wait As supply-chain woes persist, retailers are faced with waning customer loyalty this holiday season. Our recent COVID-19 US Consumer Pulse Survey unveiled that rather than wait for a replenishment of an out-of-stock item, 39 % of respondents said they switched brands, while 32 % went … More The McKinsey Week in Charts

TWELFTH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE: WTO General Council decides to postpone MC12 indefinitely

The General Council agreed late Friday (26 November) to postpone the imminent Ministerial Conference after an outbreak of a particularly transmissible strain of the COVID-19 virus led several governments to impose travel restrictions that would have prevented many ministers from reaching Geneva. The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) was due to start on  November 30 and … More TWELFTH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE: WTO General Council decides to postpone MC12 indefinitely

Disabled people in Switzerland are less satisfied with their quality of life at work

Persons with disabilities participate widely in the labour market. In 2019, 72 % of them did so. However, their quality of life is not as good as that of other working people: overall they are less likely to be satisfied with their work than people without disabilities (62 % of them compared with 81%) and … More Disabled people in Switzerland are less satisfied with their quality of life at work

Highly efficient, durable quat-silane polymer system to control the growth of unwanted bacteria: Sanitized® Puretec™ technology delivers optimal antimicrobial performance for all fibre types

SANITIZED AG, the Swiss expert in antimicrobial solutions for longlasting freshness in textiles presents a new product portfolio: Sanitized® Puretec™. A non-leaching, metal-free and particle-free antimicrobial solution for textiles to prevent the build-up of odour-causing bacteria. The technology provides long-lasting effects without release of the active ingredient, making it a safe and sustainable solution even … More Highly efficient, durable quat-silane polymer system to control the growth of unwanted bacteria: Sanitized® Puretec™ technology delivers optimal antimicrobial performance for all fibre types

FIVE FROM FINLAND: Top index rankings for 2021

Sustainable development, well being of women, happiness, healthcare and start-ups – Finland has been recognised in a wide range of global indices over the past 12 months. By guest author Zhanna Koiviola 2021, yet another year largely shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, is wrapping up fast. As more and more countries are embarking on a … More FIVE FROM FINLAND: Top index rankings for 2021