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Regularly among the best

Year after year, little Switzerland achieves big scores in international country rankings. Time and again, the land at the heart of Europe secures top position. In the Global Innovation Index, for example, Switzerland has topped the list of nearly 150 countries three years in a row.

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These rankings help international executives, investment strategists and other business leaders to make informed choices. For conference and event organisers, the same indices also offer useful insights into the relative quality and value of different destinations.

Country rankings

  • The Legatum Prosperity Index: measures prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. In the latest edition, Switzerland ranks top out of 142 countries.
  • www.prosperity.com
  • Country Brand Index (FutureBrand): measures and compares global perceptions of the world’s nations. In the latest edition, dated 2012-2013, Switzerland ranks first out of 118 countries.
  • www.futurebrand.com
  • Country Reputation Report (Worldwide Leading Reputation): a global study of more than 34,000 ratings, collected from more than 27,000 consumers in the G8 countries. Switzerland is in the top 5
  • www.reputationinstitute.com
  • The Global Competitiveness Report: Switzerland is on sixth place of the top 10 most tourism-ready economics
  • www.weforum.org
  • The Global Innovation Index: Switzerland has topped the list of nearly 140 countries since 2011
  • http://globalinnovationindex.org
  • The Human Capital Report: Through the report, the World Economic Forum seeks to provide an overview on how well countries are leveraging their human capital and establishing workforces that are prepared for the demands of competitive economies. Switzerland ranks third.
  • reports.weforum.org/human-capital-report-2015
  • 2015 World Talent Report: Switzerland emerges as the obvious winner, followed by Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway and Netherlands . The countries are assessed due to their ability to develop, attract as well as retain talent.
  • IMD World Talent Report 2015
  • Economic Freedom of the World: The annual report of the Economic Freedom Network (Fraser Institute) uses 42 distinct pieces of data to measure economic freedom in 157 nations. Switzerland ranks 4th.
  • www.freetheworld.com
  • Environmental Performance Index: Switzerland in the top 20 in 2016.
  • http://epi.yale.edu
  • Energy Sustainability (Energy Trilemma) Index: Switzerland ranked first in 2015.
  • www.worldenergy.org
  • The Good Country Index: measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Switzerland is third.
  • www.goodcountry.org/overall
  • Better Life Index (OECD): Switzerland ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics.
  • www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org
  • World Happiness Report: published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), this report ranks the happiest countries, with Switzerland ranking second.
  • http://worldhappiness.report

City /destination rankings

  • Quality of living survey: Zürich and Geneva have featured among the top ten in the past four surveys, Bern in the top twenty. In the 2016 survey Zürich, Geneva and Bern are also in the Top 6 cities of the Personal Safety Ranking.
  • www.mercer.com
  • ESE Cities in Motion Indice: two Swiss cities in the top 15
  • http://ieseinsight.com
  • Best Ski Resort in the Alps, 2014:The Matterhorn Ski paradise resort in Zermatt received the covated Best Ski Resort award. An independent survey of skiing areas shows top marks in 8 of the 21 criteria of satisfaction of the involved responses, enough to earn it overall victory.
  • best-skiresorts.com (german) News on www.zermatt.ch (english)
  • World Travel Awards:
    Switzerland is regularly under the best. In 2015 with Europe's Leading Airport: Zürich Airport (for the 12th time in a row!), Europe's Leading Airline Business Class: Swiss International Air Lines and Europe's Leading City Break Destination: Geneva
  • www.worldtravelawards.com

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