May / 05.2018

    • General meetings

    Ethos calls on investors to vote FOR the shareholder proposal submitted by the Dutch shareholder association "Follow this" at the Annual General Meeting of Royal Dutch Shell on 22 May 2018 (agenda item 19). The shareholder proposal calls on Shell to set targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that…

April / 04.2018

December / 12.2017

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance

    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

    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

    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

    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