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April / 04.2018

December / 12.2017

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance
    01.12.2017

    Ethos Foundation publishes the 17th edition of its proxy voting guidelines and corporate governance principles. The 2018 edition specifies the expectations of Ethos for approval of the remuneration reports of listed companies. In particular, Ethos expects companies to increase transparency as to the variab…

August / 08.2017

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance
    22.08.2017

    Increase in shareholder opposition in 2017: This is the conclusion of Ethos’ annual study on the general meetings, executive remuneration and corporate governance of companies listed in Switzerland. Overall, 14% of the resolutions received less than 90% support from shareholders, compared to 12% last year.…

April / 04.2017

    • General meetings
    18.04.2017

    Ethos has taken good note of Credit Suisse’s voluntary decision to reduce by 40% the variable remuneration of the executive management and to keep the board’s fees unchanged. In Ethos’ view, the remunerations are still too high in light of the CHF 2.7 billion loss posted by Credit Suisse in 2016.

    • General meetings
    07.04.2017

    In the run-up to the general meeting of Credit Suisse on 28 April 2017, Ethos opposes the re-election of several board members as well as the discharge of the board. In addition, in light of the poor results and the concerns regarding the bank’s capital ratio, Ethos also refuses the remunerations of the go…

March / 03.2017

December / 12.2016

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance
    06.12.2016

    The Ethos Foundation publishes the 16th edition of its proxy voting guidelines and corporate governance principles. In particular, the 2017 edition foresees that members of the executive management will no longer be accepted as board members. In addition, the maximum duration of the external audit firm’s m…