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The promising future of the smart home industry

The promising future of the smart home industry

There are an estimated 131 million smart home speakers, a figure that could rise to 300 million over the next four years, growing 128 percent.

5 circular economy companies that are making a better world

5 circular economy companies that are making a better world

The recycling and reuse of materials is an essential aspect on the way to minimizing the environmental impact and minimizing its consequences for the population. From this importance, the circular economy is born, which seeks to create processes that allow recycling as a way to reduce pollution. What companies stand out for their trajectory in this industry? Here are 5 of them highlighted.

BBVA New Gen: Investments for all generations

BBVA New Gen: Investments for all generations

Maintaining the experience and quality of BBVA, New Gen is presented as an option to invest from scratch or with small or medium capital and offers you an extensive portfolio of companies of global interest to give you the possibility not only to invest, but do it on purpose.

Smart Home: an industry with a lot of potential in the near future

Smart Home: an industry with a lot of potential in the near future

Homes around the world are becoming increasingly smart as people want to digitize their homes, equip them with voice controls, additional security measures, lights that turn on and off without switches and autonomous appliances.

How big is the carbon footprint of tropical deforestation?

How big is the carbon footprint of tropical deforestation?

The loss of tropical tree cover has caused an average annual emissions equivalent to 5.3 gigatons in less than a decade.

Neo-ecology: what is it and how to invest?

Neo-ecology: what is it and how to invest?

Climate change and its consequences in our environment have been presented as a wake-up call to promote change in the current way of life and thus ensure better environmental conditions for future generations.

Investing in Forests: Causes and Consequences of Indiscriminate Deforestation

Investing in Forests: Causes and Consequences of Indiscriminate Deforestation

It is estimated that 20% of total CO2 emissions are due to forest deforestation, the main causes of which are indiscriminate logging, cattle ranching and the expansion of urban centers.

Recycling metal waste as a way to protect the planet

Recycling metal waste as a way to protect the planet

The sustainable development goals continue to gain prominence as the effects of climate change are seen globally. One way to drive humanity towards these goals is recycling and the intelligent use of the circular economy, which allows certain elements to be used and reused to achieve their maximum potential while reducing the impact on the planet.

Green building: the infrastructure of the future

Green building: the infrastructure of the future

Sustainable construction is a sector that will be on the rise in the coming years and represents an excellent option for those looking to invest in green and/or ethical options that benefit the environment

Building systems in the cities of the future

Building systems in the cities of the future

This type of technology has been adopted by Smart Cities, seeking to offer a better quality of life to their citizens, as well as to boost their development to become more competitive.

A toast to a greener Christmas at BBVA Switzerland

A toast to a greener Christmas at BBVA Switzerland

In a crucial time of transformation as a society, this Christmas at BBVA Switzerland we are planting our trees. Conscious of the important role we play in the transition to a better and more climate-friendly world, we have planted 130 trees on behalf of every one of our employees.

Sustainable mobility: the growth of the e-bike industry

Sustainable mobility: the growth of the e-bike industry

The main objective of the urban electric bicycle is not physical exercise per se, but to provide a sustainable mobility solution, as well as an easier and more economical way to get around.

How to invest in the forestry industry and its benefits

How to invest in the forestry industry and its benefits

Sustainability is in vogue and is a pressing need, which is why investments in sectors such as forestry stand out and remain solid even in times of financial crisis.

Electric automotive: ancillary elements and secondary growth industries

Electric automotive: ancillary elements and secondary growth industries

The electric vehicle is undoubtedly an option that drives multiple sectors and implies the development of new value chains, which in turn create the opportunity to generate high-value jobs in the automotive industry.

Smart Tourism: the bet of Smart Cities

Smart Tourism: the bet of Smart Cities

A smart tourism destination is one whose main feature is innovation, based on a robust technological infrastructure, which allows improving the traveler's experience by adapting to their needs.

Bioeconomy, a strategy for the future

Bioeconomy, a strategy for the future

The bioeconomy is a model where biotechnology contributes significantly to economic production and, combined with the circular economy, represents an economically and environmentally sustainable model.

How climate change affects investments

How climate change affects investments

We are facing emerging business opportunities created by a new economy that aims to decarbonize energy and mobility, and that responds to the demands of international markets.

Investing in smart cities, a tool to live better in the future and obtain profitability now

Investing in smart cities, a tool to live better in the future and obtain profitability now

The objective of silvicultural practices is to ensure the sustainability of goods and services, increasing the resilience and resistance of forests, that is, their capacity to recover and adapt to climate change.

Main Causes of Climate Change

Main Causes of Climate Change

Many factors contribute to the climatic deterioration of our planet, being the human being the main responsible for it through various industrial and domestic activities that he carries out on a daily basis. There are some actions you can take to reduce your ecological footprint, ranging from modifying some habits to investing in sustainable services and products.

Innovative examples of circular economy

Innovative examples of circular economy

The circular economy is a model that arises in contrast to the 'linear economy', which has taken the exploitation of natural resources to the limit. In this sense, the circular economy adds to the efforts to promote sustainable development.

Investing in forests and forestry, profitable for you and the planet

Investing in forests and forestry, profitable for you and the planet

Many of the most promising investments in forestry and sustainable forest management are in developing countries; one example is Latin America and the Caribbean, which has about 50% of the world's primary forests.

Understanding the socially responsible investing

Understanding the socially responsible investing

It's no secret that socially responsible investing now occupies centre stage amongst investors and asset managers. How can we implement socially responsible investing processes?

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

5th June is World Environment Day. A day on which the United Nations reminds us of the need to protect the environment. This year the slogan is “Beat plastic pollution” along with “Remember, if you can’t reuse it, refuse it”.  At BBVA Switzerland, we have put this slogan into practice and introduced new office habits.

The importance of forestry to curb climate change

The importance of forestry to curb climate change

The objective of silvicultural practices is to ensure the sustainability of goods and services, increasing the resilience and resistance of forests, that is, their capacity to recover and adapt to climate change.

Advantages and disadvantages of Smart Cities

Advantages and disadvantages of Smart Cities

Smart cities are a sign of development and entrepreneurship, and at the same time, they represent an important advance for the world and for the countries that host them.

Importance of forestry to take care of our planet

Importance of forestry to take care of our planet

Forests are of great importance to the planet and can be used as a way to combat climate change. That is why forestry is positioned as an important issue in society and a lucrative option for investors.