December / 12.2020
- General meetings
- Corporate Governance
- Responsible investment
Ethos published this Thursday the 20th edition of its voting guidelines and governance principles for the 2021 general meetings. Ethos asks the major emitters of greenhouse gases to publish and submit to shareholders' approval an annual report on their climate strategy and introduces new voting criteria in…
November / 11.2020
- Sustainable development
How to finance a climate friendly economy? The Swiss Sustainable Finance report published today presents a range of solutions available to achieve this goal. There are two contributions from Ethos in this report: the benefits of shareholder engagement and the evolution of Swiss environmental legislation in…
19.11.2020The mitigation of deforestation becomes a new engagement topic for the Ethos Engagement Pool International
The members of Ethos’ international engagement program also approved the engagement topics for 2021 on Thursday. In addition, they approved the launch by Ethos of a new international engagement campaign to mitigate deforestation.
The members of the Ethos shareholder dialogue program held their annual general meeting on Thursday. They validated the dialogue topics with the main listed companies in Switzerland for the next year, including digital corporate responsibility which was accepted as a new topic.
In conjunction with the Swiss Digital Days 2020, the Ethos Foundation publishes an "Engagement Paper" which summarises its expectations in terms of digital corporate responsibility. At a time of galloping digitalisation of the economy, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ethos considers that companies mu…
October / 10.2020
- Responsible investment
Ethos Foundation, which specialises in socially responsible investing (SRI), and BCV, Switzerland’s fifth-largest universal bank, have entered into a long-term strategic partnership through which they will offer sustainable investment products. In the first phase, six Ethos funds will be managed by BCV’s A…
Following the retirement of Yola Biedermann, and in view of the strong growth achieved by Ethos in recent years, Ethos Services SA has reorganized its management team. Three separate departments have been created within the Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment unit, which was headed until now by…
The Ethos Engagement Pool Switzerland, the ESG dialogue program with companies listed in Switzerland launched by Ethos and two pension funds more than 15 years ago, has now over 150 members representing total assets of around 265 billion francs.