Fostering Quality Education – that’s how we do it

Fostering Quality Education – that’s how we do it

Quality education is the basis for equal opportunities and a good quality of life – and one of a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN in 2015. Loanboox also supports and promotes this goal, among other things with trial days for teenagers. Here Silvain and Yannick tell what they have experienced and learned.

What does a computer expert actually do in a company, Silvan wanted to know – being a computer freak by himself. And so he jumped at the chance to spend a day with his uncle, a Loanboox IT manager. “It was exciting! I got insights into the HTML system. It’s a bit complicated, but I still find it very interesting and I like it,” says Silvan and adds: “I also like the team my unlce works with. They are all very nice.” 

Hands on and try it out

The trial apprentices should not only watch, but also do as much as possible themselves. This also appealed to Yannick, who was allowed to accompany our Talent Management & Executive Assistant Chantal for a day. She showed him what is involved in the tasks of a commercial clerc and the marketing team.

“I was very happy about this, because it is currently very difficult to find a KV trial position. It has given me a lot of joy and a good insight,” Yannick described his experience later. He even got to really like working with Excel. His resumé: “I have learnt and seen a lot. Thank you for this great insight.”

Both could well imagine working in these jobs one day. 

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals set up by the United Nations (UN) to ensure sustainable development worldwide on an economic, social and ecological level. The SDGs are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

UN Sustainability Development Goals

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“The new normal”. How digital solutions help through the pandemic

What are the biggest challenges for treasurers on the way back after the COVID 19 pandemic? In a multi-part virtual conference, the auditing firm PwC gets to the bottom of this question and sheds light on the various facets behind it.

Is there a new “new normal” with COVID-19? And how might it change the work of treasury staff? Experts from international technology companies and financial service providers will share their views on the development of tax regulations, green finance and cyber security, for example.

In addition, the webinar series will focus on the possibilities of digital transformation and how finance processes can be optimised as a result. Stefan Feller, Head Capital Markets/Bonds, will participate on behalf of Loanboox. Keyword: Digital Treasury. 

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The World in Covid 19 Shock – The Big Picture Special with Mark Dittli

The World in Covid 19 Shock – The Big Picture Special with Mark Dittli

How is the world – and Switzerland in particular – coping with the Covid 19 shock? How great is the economic damage? These questions were the focus of an exciting virtual Loanboox panel discussion with business journalist and “The Market” editor-in-chief Mark Dittli.

The bar chart makes it clear: 2020 was a disaster for most countries in economic terms. A single, red bar in the annual overview points steeply downwards. On another presentation slide, a heat map shimmers in shades of yellow, red and green. It shows a global comparison of how far the economic recovery has progressed in the individual countries – or not. “The Market’s editor-in-chief Mark Dittli explains the details and background so logically and comprehensibly that it is simply fun to follow his explanations.

Comprehensive market knowledge compactly packaged

In his 20-minute talk, the economic journalist looks at how the rapid rise in interest rates in the USA will affect the markets and Switzerland in particular. He takes a close look at economic and industrial sectors that have been the quickest to get back on their feet after the Covid 19 shock. In doing so, Dittli pays particular attention to the investor perspective. The intensive Q&A session afterwards showed how much he struck a chord with the participants. All in all, a successful start to an exciting series of expert talks.

Curious? You can watch Mark Dittli’s presentation here.

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Further expert talks and assessments on topics related to the economy, financial markets and digitalisation can be found here.

Innovation Days: Playground and Pool of Ideas

Two days, six groups and lots of good ideas – these were the basics for Loanboox’s internal “Innovation Days”, which focused on one thing above all: making the debt financing platform better for customers.

“Guys, I’m excited,” texts Loanboox Switzerland Managing Director Andi Burri in the shared chat of his working group. There is still half an hour until the workshop presentation. Together with four other colleagues, he has been working on the topic of “emotional design”, i.e. the question of where the financing platform could be used to better meet customers. To this end, the team has developed pop-up windows, created new buttons and revised e-mail notifications. Now they are putting the finishing touches to the slides, because of course they want to convince the others of their own ideas – after all, at the end of the “Innovation Days” a winner is to be chosen.

Have the courage to think “outside the box”.

The other five, multi-country groups also used the time to deal intensively with their respective focal topics. For example, how the financing process could really be thought through to the end completely digitally with a digital signature. And what advantages that would have for the customers. How to better connect platform users with each other or in which areas Loanboox could position itself more sustainably.

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Creativity and inventiveness are remarkable, despite the physical distance. And there are also the workshop-type pizza orgies – only at home in front of the screen. Much of what the staff developed over the two days will be implemented. Smaller but important quick wins, such as making the funding button on the platform easier to find or a new 404 error page, have already been implemented.

The winner takes it all? Not in this case

And who will win the race in the end? The team that shows the needs of potential capital providers with a unique presentation and demonstrates how the platform could be adapted accordingly. But their success and the prize that comes with it – a team event when the Covid 19 pandemic is over – is not something the colleagues want to enjoy alone, but to share with everyone.

This is also good teamwork.

 

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Live Stream: Davos Digital Forum

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Live now: take part virtually in the Davos Digital Forum

To all financial administrators of cantons, cities and municipalities: Keynotes, workshops and webinars on the topics of digitalisation and modern administration are waiting for you today.

The day’s programme is divided into three streams. The first stream focuses on the topic of smart villages and the collection of ideas. The second stream will deepen knowledge about participation and communication. The third stream will feature a panel of experts on the topic of “Cities of the Future”.

Further down in the article you will find the livestreams for the conference.

At 11.30 a.m., our Co-Founder & Managing Director Switzerland Andi Burri will speak in the first stream on the topic of “Solving financial bottlenecks in crises (Covid 19) quickly and easily”.

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Save the date: Davos Digital Forum 2020

Save the date: Davos Digital Forum 2020

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Thursday, 24 September 2020 from 09:00 to 17:20 Online Edition

It’s that time again! The Davos Digital Forum is just around the corner. The event tip for financial administrators from cantons, cities and municipalities. For the first time, you can participate from home. The entire event will be conducted completely digitally due to Covid-19.

Inspiring keynotes, workshops and webinars await you. These allow an insight into various topics of digitalisation.

Where will we still need analogue thinking in the future? Where are the limits of digitalisation and what are our opportunities? These are questions that the Davos Digital Forum has been addressing for several years. Different facets of digitalisation are addressed, be it in the area of tourism, everyday life or sustainability. The implementation of digitalisation in practice plays an important role.

The daily programme of the Davos Digital Forum is divided into three streams. The first stream will focus on the smart village and the collection of ideas. The second stream will focus on deepening knowledge about participation and communication. Last but not least, there will be an expert panel on the topic of “Cities of the Future”.

This year Loanboox will also be present on the day of the Davos Digital Forum. Our Co-Founder & Managing Director Switzerland Andi Burri will address the topic of “Solving financial bottlenecks in crises (Covid 19) quickly and easily” in the first stream.

– What should be considered when financing in the current times?
– What effects on interest rates have been observed?

Questions like these will be addressed and explained by Andi Burri during his lecture.

We look forward to you joining us at the Davos Digital Forum Day. Participation is free of charge and takes place online only.