March / 03.2022

    • General meetings

    Ethos and seven Swiss pension funds have filed a shareholders' resolution at Credit Suisse's 2022 general meeting calling for a special audit of the bank in connection with the Greensill affair – and the “supply chain finance funds” debacle that followed – and the recent so-called “Suisse Secrets” revelati…

    • General meetings

    The real estate company announced on Friday that it has modified the agenda for its annual general meeting 2022 to lower the threshold allowing shareholders to add an item on the agenda. This decision follows Ethos' recommendation to oppose the initial proposal of the board of directors to set this thresho…

    • General meetings

    Coordinated by Ethos and ShareAction, a group of institutional investors have filed a shareholders' resolution at the bank. Through a proposed amendment to the bank’s articles of association, the coalition asks that Credit Suisse improve its transparency regarding its climate impact and reduce its exposure…

    • General meetings

    Ethos is concerned that the modification of the articles of association in relation to the revision of the Swiss Code of Obligations will lead some companies to revise upwards the threshold necessary to submit an item on the agenda. This is what Swiss Prime Site, the first SPI company to adapt its statutes…

February / 02.2022

    • Events

    Since its creation on 2 February 1997, the Ethos Foundation has often played a pioneering role in Switzerland, whether it was to raise awareness among financial players of ethical issues, to promote best practices in governance or to change the environmental and social practices of companies. 

January / 01.2022

    • Corporate Governance
    • Dialogue

    Carried out with the help of EthicsGrade, a UK-based company specialising in corporate digital responsibility ratings, this study examined the practices of the 48 largest listed companies in Switzerland (SMI Expanded). The results show that companies still lack transparency about their digital practices an…

    • Sustainable development
    • Responsible investment

    The Foundation Ethos is concerned about a decision that could go against the very original purpose of the taxonomy, which is to direct investments towards activities that have a favorable impact on the environment.

December / 12.2021

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance

    The 21st edition of its proxy voting guidelines and corporate governance principles is an opportunity to strengthen the sustainability and diversity requirements of the Ethos Foundation. The criteria for approving a sustainability or a climate report submitted to shareholder approval have been detailed. In…