On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Ethos and other investors of the Shareholders for Change (SfC) network reassert their strong opposition to the financing of nuclear weapons. Together with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the survivors of the attacks, they raise their voice to say "Never again!".
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6th and August 9th 1945 respectively, in which most victims died without any care to ease their suffering, since most physicians and nurses were killed and hospitals were rendered non-functional.
On the occasion of this tragic anniversary, Ethos reasserts its commitment not to finance directly or indirectly any company active in the nuclear weapons sector. Because of its comprehensive investment policies avoiding any financial relationships with nuclear weapon producers Ethos was thus named to the "Hall of Fame" of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN).
"Together with ICAN and the survivors of the attacks, the Hibakusha, we raise our voice to say Never Again!, points out Vincent Kaufmann, CEO of Ethos. "As investors, it is up to us not to finance nuclear weapons and thus prevent their proliferation in the world."
ICAN is a global campaign coalition coordinating efforts to bring about the 2017 United Nations' Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for these efforts. In collaboration with the NGO PAX, it publishes the "Don't Bank on the Bomb" report, which is updated annually. This report identifies the most important investors in companies producing nuclear weapons as well as the frontrunners in restricting investments in nuclear weapons producer. The latest report (2019) is available here:
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