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Pierin Menzli (behind) and myself in our office in Zürich.

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Or, to be more precise, it has amplified and accelerated certain trends and developments, while exposing the weaknesses of other areas of society and business.

Some business models, products and skills have become old fashioned over night in what has been a remarkable push towards digitalisation, agility and resilience.

One winner this year has been the healthcare sector, at least insofar that we now see very clearly the importance of it. And also better see the need to innovate and further develop this sector to respond to future needs and demands.

As such, the timing of the launch of JSS’ future health fund late last year seems almost uncanny. But even if COVID-19 hadn’t happened, the area of future health would have been both vital and extremely interesting looking ahead. …


Sasja Beslik

MD, Head of Sustainable Finance Dev. at J. Safra Sarasin, the world’s leading private bank on sustainable finance. Author of “Guld och gröna skogar” (2019).

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