News

June / 06.2021

    • Events
    10.06.2021

    The annual general meetings of the Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services SA were held this Thursday morning. All the items on the agenda were approved by the members of the foundation and the shareholders of the company. In the afternoon, an online conference dedicated to climate risks for pension funds brou…

May / 05.2021

    • Responsible investment
    31.05.2021

    Two weeks before a key vote on the revision of the Swiss CO2 Act, the Ethos Foundation publishes a report dedicated to climate risks for pension funds and their policyholders. While there are various means for pension funds to manage these risks, a regulatory framework remains more necessary than ever to s…

    • Events
    12.05.2021

    The Ethos Foundation is organising on Thursday 10 June a 100% online conference-debate open to all on the risks associated with climate change for investor. The event takes place three days before the Swiss population votes on the Federal Act on the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2 Act). The main…

April / 04.2021

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance
    30.04.2021

    The bank has been hit by two financial scandals (Archegos Capital and Greensill) in recent week which have raised questions on its governance and risk management processes. As a shareholder and representative of numerous Swiss pension funds, Ethos has sent to the board of directors questions in relation wi…

    • General meetings
    06.04.2021

    Ethos welcomes the bank's decision not to pay variable remuneration and not to ask shareholders to grant discharge to the members of both the board of directors and the executive management for the year 2020. Investigations have also been opened following two financial scandals which expose the bank to sig…

March / 03.2021

    • General meetings
    • Dialogue
    18.03.2021

    LafargeHolcim announced today that it has agreed to Ethos' request to prepare a climate transition report and to submit it to an advisory shareholder vote at its 2022 annual general meeting (AGM). Ethos welcomes the board's decision to involve shareholders in the validation of its climate strategy.

    • General meetings
    • Dialogue
    16.03.2021

    Over the last few months, Ethos Foundation has held numerous discussions with the boards of Nestlé and LafargeHolcim with the aim of encouraging them to voluntarily submit their climate transition plans to a shareholder vote. After Ethos and seven Swiss pension funds submitted a shareholder resolution at N…

    • Dialogue
    10.03.2021

    Ethos published this Wednesday 10th of March the 2020 summary reports of its engagement programs. These reports present the dialogues carried out by Ethos with listed companies, whether to address environmental, social or governance (ESG) issues. Detailed reports are only available for members of the pools…