Economic and Financial Systems for Well-being

Economic and Financial Systems for Well-being - Priority themes sustainability research
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Using six priority themes, the "White Paper on Sustainability Research" outlines Switzerland's most urgent research needs in order to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Economic and Financial Systems for Well-being
Our current economic system tolerates or even encourages highly unsustainable practices. Finance is increasingly disconnected from the real economy and the huge volumes of assets traded in uncontrolled, speculative and manipulated financial markets have contributed to economic and financial instability. The costs of resulting crises, overconsumption, pollution, resource depletion, and social inequalities are far too high, both for present and future generations. Our current economic paradigm must be transformed into one that serves sustainable development.

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