Climate change

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.

Advantages and disadvantages of the circular economy

Advantages and disadvantages of the circular economy

The circular economy brings multiple benefits to humanity, since it seeks to reduce the environmental impact of production processes through various actions that culminate in the reduction of waste and the burning of fossil fuels.

Circular economy as a strategy for sustainability

Circular economy as a strategy for sustainability

Learn about the benefits of the circular economy and why it is ideal to invest in the creation of a sustainable and eco-friendly economic system.

What are blue bonds?

What are blue bonds?

Today, most of the financial world knows what green bonds are, but it is still unknown what blue bonds are. So, what are blue bonds?

Sustainable financial investment: Plastic waste treatment

Sustainable financial investment: Plastic waste treatment

Sadly, plastic debris has become frequent in marine life, where plastic is found in the stomachs of cetaceans, birds, and fish

Sustainability, energy and commitment

Sustainability, energy and commitment

"Sustainable development" is a relatively new concept and was first defined in 1987, in the Brundtland Report. A report that recognised that social development was taking place at a very high cost to the environment.

BBVA adheres to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking

BBVA adheres to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking

BBVA joined in launching the Principles for Responsible Banking at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) global roundtable in Paris.

Is technology a profitable investment?

Is technology a profitable investment?

The digital population growth is a condition that will define the world, not only in business, but in politics and investment. The changes in the generations and the access that each of these had to technology defines the financial scenario and the form that the growth dynamics will take on a global level.

Keys to the development of smart cities

Keys to the development of smart cities

The world faces multiple global challenges. From sustainable development of smart cities to democratization, there are many unique opened questions related to the future of humanity specially related to the global urbanization and its infrastructure.

BBVA Microfinance promotes the development of Latin American women

BBVA Microfinance promotes the development of Latin American women

In its Social Performance Report, which it has just presented, the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) describes its contribution to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, which recognise the importance of financial inclusion and microfinances for their achievement. The Foundation provides financial products and services to at-risk communities in Latin America, in particular to women, to promote their development. According to the World Bank, nearly one in every two does not have a bank account.