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February / 02.2019

January / 01.2019

    • Responsible investment
    16.01.2019

    At the beginning of each year, Larry Fink, the chairman and CEO of the world’s biggest asset manager sends a well-publicized letter to the CEOs of its investee companies stressing the importance of ESG factors such as climate change for investors. However, according to research by the 50/50 Climate Project…

December / 12.2018

    • Sustainable development
    • Dialogue
    07.12.2018

    The Ethos Foundation has joined the Shareholders for Change engagement network, which provides a collective engagement platform that allows smaller institutional investors dedicated to socially responsible investment to increase the impact of their engagement activities with European companies.

September / 09.2018

    • Corporate Governance
    • Dialogue
    27.09.2018

    Ethos publishes an Engagement Paper that summarizes its five expectations regarding corporate tax responsibility of listed companies. Following recent cases of aggressive tax optimization practices of certain companies, institutional investors consider these practices to be major financial and reputational…

    • Sustainable development
    14.09.2018

    Ethos is pursuing its efforts to combat climate change by supporting "The Investor Agenda" endorsed by 392 global investors at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which is being held from 12 to 14 September 2018 in San Francisco.

    • Sustainable development
    • Responsible investment
    04.09.2018

    The evaluation of Ethos’s activity report covering the year 2017 to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is now available. As every year, the result of the assessment in which 1462 organizations participated places Ethos among the world leaders in sustainable finance with scores well above the m…

July / 07.2018

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance
    05.07.2018

    Since the entry into force of the Ordinance against excessive remuneration (the Minder initiative), the different votes on board and executive remuneration are the proposals most contested by the shareholders, which is reflected in a stabilisation of overall remuneration in SPI companies and a slight decre…

June / 06.2018

    • General meetings
    14.06.2018

    The annual general meetings of Ethos Foundation and the company Ethos Services took place today in Fribourg. All the agenda items were approved. Rudolf Rechsteiner was elected unanimously to the chairmanship of Ethos Foundation and Beth Krasna unanimously to the chairmanship of Ethos Services. They succeed…